Environmental Monitoring

What Is Environmental Monitoring In A Business?

Whilst most of us know of environmental monitoring being used by city councils and certain construction sectors to monitor the impact they are having on the world, as well as the conditions of a site, it is also beneficial for other industry sectors to utilize this power. Environmental Monitoring within businesses from Factories to shops and offices will enable you to improve your workplace comfortability and safety. Monitoring parameters such as temperature, sound levels, humidity, and air quality will provide you insights in to how clean your workspaces are, and prevent unwanted effects on staff and your building. This page will detail everything our ENV-01 sensors can do for your environment and why each parameter can be important.

Why Environmental Monitoring?

Our ENV01 sensors come with out the box with environmental parameters such as; temperature, air quality, humidity, sound and light. Environmental Monitoring can help you maintain a comfortable and safe workplace whilst also giving you deeper insights into your building’s efficiencies.

Temperature Sensor


Air Quality Sensor

Air Quality

Humidity Sensor


Sound Sensor


Light Sensor


Monitoring your temperature will give you a better understanding of how comfortable your workplace is, and how effective your insulation is, and can also indicate heating being left on overnight or a weekend. Looking into your temperature data will show you how well insulated your building is by visually telling you how much heat remains within a room overnight (especially in the winter months), but also how quickly that heat disappears. Certain industries have different reasons for monitoring temperature whether that would be for clean rooms, food production, or the furniture industry as materials react differently under different temperatures. For example, if a newly made armchair is stored within a warehouse where the temperature drops dramatically overnight, the wood can bow/distort, but also the outer materials may expand resulting in sagging textiles.

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Insights into your air quality will show you if you need better ventilation. This is very important in manufacturing industries such as; paint shops, wood working, steel works, lead manufacturing. Properly ventilating these work spaces will eliminate bad air and make it a safer environment

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Healthy Workspace = Higher Productivity

Dirty air and high temperatures or bad humidity levels can cause people to feel unwell, feel dry in the mouth and develop headaches, resulting in a lower productivity rate. Cleaning up your workplace environment and building a comfortable, happy space will increase productivity.

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Health & Safety

Health and Safety is very important in any business, no matter the industry. Monitoring environmental parameters like sound, light and air quality can help you keep on top of any health and safety regulations.

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Why Monitor Air Quality?

Monitoring the air quality within your business can help you maintain a healthy environment, and can be seen as the most important part of environmental monitoring, especially in industries like steel works and paint shops where the workplace will be full of many different particles. Measuring this will alert you to dangerous levels of particles, show how well-ventilated your building is, and indicate to any improvements you should make. Even with existing measures to ventilate buildings, monitoring your air quality could indicate these not working efficiently. Keeping on top of this parameter will also help prevent sickness by making sure your environment remains clean and safe.


Maintaining the right level of humidity is of utmost importance, not just for the well-being of individuals, but also for the safety of buildings and equipment. Low humidity levels can result in a range of discomforts such as a dry mouth and feeling overheated, as well as structural problems like cracked walls and static equipment. On the other hand, excessive humidity can lead to mold growth and ineffective insulation. The ideal range for humidity is between 45% and 60%. To ensure that humidity levels remain in this optimal range, automated humidifiers can be set up to send alerts to smart plugs or humidifiers when the levels are too low or high. It is imperative to keep a watchful eye on the humidity levels and maintain them consistently, as this will guarantee the safety and comfort of individuals and buildings.

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Case Study

Trimmings By Design being a long-lasting textiles company, steeped in history, wanted to improve their workplace environment to make it as comfortable as they could for their staff. With our ENV01 sensors, they were able to monitor their real-time and historic environmental data, providing them with insights into potential improvements to their building and machine placements. One machine in particular can reach very high temperatures and with no proper ventilation can result in the room and staff feeling this heat increase. By enabling environmental monitoring in different areas of their building, they found the coolest area to move this machine to improve its working environment. They also measured their sound levels across their site making changes to where certain machinery sat to equally disperse noise levels.

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Sound and Light Levels

Environmental Monitoring for Health & Safety

Monitoring your sound levels can be especially important within noisy environments as you will be able to ensure you are providing the correct PPE to protect your hearing as well as your employees. Where possible, this data can also help you reduce the amount of noise pollution your company creates by spotting which areas of the building are the noisiest and when in particular, indicating your loudest machines or busiest hours. Monitoring light levels on the other hand is a very effective way of ensuring your lights aren’t being left on unnecessarily and also helping you make sure areas of your building, which need proper lighting, have the correct visibility.

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