Building better environments

We keep an eye on issues around the world that affect people and property in the built environment.

SMART BUILDINGS Connectivity is at the core of a smart building. Buildings are rendered ‘smart’ through the use of advanced technology to monitor and optimise performance and the comfort, safety, and productivity of its occupants. Smart buildings typically have a network of sensors and devices …

Sonitus Systems: Trends in Environmental Monitoring for 2023

Environmental monitoring is the process of collecting and analysing data about the natural environment in order to understand and track changes over time. It is an important tool for understanding the impacts of human activities on the environment, as well as for identifying trends and …

CONSTRUCTION SITE MONITORING

LOS ANGELES & LOS ANGELES COUNTY NOISE ORDINANCE GUIDELINES Noise ordinances are specific laws with the goal to limit unwanted noise levels at various times of the day within different areas in and around the city.  Noise related to construction and demolition for any type …

“Very simply put, we have research to understand what good acoustical environments are. We do not always have enough regulatory standards to make that happen. And people get caught in the middle; our children get caught in the middle and our aging adults get caught …

Proptech Hot Seat Paul McDonald, Managing Director of Sonitus Systems, was recently interviewed by iPropertyRadio.com about the growing importance of acoustic awareness for workplaces and the technologies supporting this. Hear more about how the team at Sonitus Systems are helping smart buildings owners and occupiers to monitor …

Clean Air Week 2022

This week saw the return of Clean Air Week to ‘Green Schools’ across Ireland for the fourth consecutive year.  This annual week is dedicated to educating the next generation and to raising awareness of the global importance of clean air. The European Environment Agency estimates …

Everyone is allowed to conduct construction on properties or sites between 7 am and 6 pm on weekdays. At all other times, including anytime on the weekends, it is mandatory to apply for after-hours authorization (see Local Law 113). Any person or business doing construction …

“Sharing credible air quality information can highlight this issue and have huge health and economic benefits that far outweigh the costs of the monitoring technology” ‘Air Pollution Tweets from U.S. Embassies Saving Lives’. This is certainly a bold headline, however, it is one that we …

With so much comment and speculation around the post-pandemic return to the workplace – and to offices in particular – it was interesting to read that noise-cancelling windows are now on office tenants’ wishlists. In a recent article for Propmodo, Emily Gallagher·referenced the “office arms …

Over the past few years, the Sonitus Systems team has written extensively about the impact of air pollution and poor air quality on human health and on animals. This week on Air Quality News, Martin Guttridge-Hewitt has written an interesting article about the impact of …