Plant a Sensor is operating in around 24 countries worldwide and is dedicated to improving human health as part of a sustainable built environment.
Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council, said:
The consolidated data collected by Plant a Sensor will facilitate a global boost in awareness about the extent and severity of the air pollution crisis, and the role that the built environment must play to improve our health and quality of life.
We also expect the campaign to trigger an urgent and appropriate response from citizens, the private sector, and policy makers to accelerate action to eliminate the pollution that is causing climate change and impacting the health of millions of people.
The building and construction sector is responsible for almost 40% of energy-related carbon emissions.
Air pollution is a substantial contributor to global climate change, and the largest environmental threat to human health today.
Internal air pollutants from poor quality building fabric, unhealthy materials, or unsuitable ventilation pose further risks to human health beyond those circulating in our outdoor air.
WorldGBC will support this campaign by engaging our network and audience in the global roll-out of air quality monitors. We will utilise the generated data to further our research and advocacy objectives on a global and regional level, also empowering GBCs on a national level.