IIHS Weather Monitoring Initiatives
The IIHS BCC building has partnered with Yuktix Technologies in Bengaluru to install a weather monitoring station at its facility in Sadashivanagar, Bangalore. This is part of the Bengaluru Open Weather Project initiated in 2014 for measuring and tracking the micro-climate in the city, and is India’s first citizen-run network of weather stations. Currently it consists of a network of 12 weather stations each collecting critical information such as temperature, humidity, rain etc. from various localities.
In order to monitor indoor air quality, IIHS has teamed up with Airveda, India's first accurate and app-enabled air quality monitor designed and manufactured in India. Airveda monitors make visible the tiny, invisible particles smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) and 10 microns (PM10) as well as CO2 and humidity levels to help balance the need for ventilation and purification.
The current monitoring system will be upgraded to include an outdoor air quality sensor to better understand local weather conditions and how it affects indoor air quality.