Building better environments

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

David McDonald #CleanAirDay In honour of Clean Air Day (https://www.actionforcleanair.org.uk/campaigns/clean-air-day), we are delighted to introduce David McDonald, Sonitus Systems’ web developer extraordinaire and lead developer of Dublin City Council’s air and noise reporting platform for the public: https://dublincityairandnoise.ie  Meet David After graduating from NUI Maynooth …

DM30 Dustsens | Monitoring Certification

The UK Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme for indicative ambient air monitors has awarded MCERTS approval to Ireland-based global environmental monitoring company, Sonitus Systems, for its air quality monitor product DM30 Dustsens. Founded in 2007 to help engineering teams automate environmental monitoring tasks, Sonitus Systems …

noise in cities

 “Dublin is not a place. Dublin is a sound. Dublin is the sound of people talking” Roddy Doyle According to the World Health Organisation, or WHO, noise is regarded as the second biggest environmental factor causing health problems across the globe. Taking an Ireland-based perspective, …

At the height of the pandemic, with mixed messaging around indoor air quality and other environmental elements that contribute to a ‘healthy building’, Deloitte published a smart building technologies guide. The purpose of this guide was to enable building owners and operators to ensure a …

Today, April 27th, marks the 27th annual International Noise Awareness Day, or INAD.  The idea to nominate a national day dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful effects of noise on hearing, health and quality of life was conceived by the Center for Hearing and …

Meet Roel van Oirschot International Technical Sales Manager Roel joined the Sonitus Systems team back in December 2020. He studied  Environmental Science at HAS University of Applied Science in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and started his career at an industrial plant. There, he worked as an environmental …

“It is time for a national conversation on how better indoor air quality can help us all live healthier lives” More than two years on from the outbreak of Covid-19, business and world leaders are navigating the fine line between protecting their people, and getting …

Angela Team picks

Meet Angela  Angela, who joined the Sonitus Systems team in May 2020, holds a BSc. Hons. in Microbiology, a PhD in Lung Fibrosis and a Masters in Public Health (MPH). In addition to being the Quality Manager for Sonitus Systems, Angela is a senior air …

air quality monitoring

For the majority of European countries, air quality continues to be a problem, causing damage to human health and to the environment. Reflecting on this issue, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has now released an updated briefing (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/managing-air-quality-in-europe) that details the air quality plans of …

Healthy buildings vs green buildings

Here at Sonitus Systems HQ, we are obsessed with making buildings healthier.  We do this by helping owners and operators to monitor indoor air quality and noise levels. With the right data, the right actions can be taken to improve the performance of any building …