While air quality in the Greater Paris region is improving, too many citizens still remain exposed to levels of pollution exceeding the World Health Organization’s recommendations. In an attempt to remedy this, Airparif – an independent air quality monitoring body – has launched the AIRLAB platform. It is a collaborative and open innovation initiative, of which Veolia and the real estate developer Icade are founding members. Their joint project is testing a new generation of sensors for measuring and continually acting on indoor air quality (ventilation, recycling air, measuring the hygrometry and CO2 levels, etc.).
To see this project through successfully, Veolia and Icade are going to call on the services of several start-ups. The first tests are scheduled for spring 2018, including a tower in the La Défense business district.