Architect Magazine columnist Blaine Brownell interviews L & M Instruments co-founder John Waszak about wireless building sensors and using UV-C light to eliminate infectious disease in building environments. See the full article here.
L&M’s Apollo grabs 2021 IUVA RadLaunch Innovation Award. The Apollo Low Power technology enables higher pathogen log-reduction confidence and lower disinfection times by accurately measuring, monitoring, and mapping UV-C dosage throughout a space. The technology combines ultra-low power compute, precision light sensing, and flexible interfacing for the irradiance (fluence rate) and dose (fluence) sensing of all commercially available UV-C source technologies including low pressure mercury, pulsed excimer, and LED. See the RadLaunch release here.
Architect Magazine covers a review of the Iris 8-in-1 Environmental Monitor. “Sending data to the cloud was convenient for me to check the operation of the Iris without physically accessing the sensor,” …but [they] see the sensor’s primary benefits to be its ability to monitor and log data on spectral light intensity and melanopic lux, as well as its integrated design. See the full article here.
Going green with Iris. Figuratively and literally. Follow this article detailing the microalgae façade innovation led by Kyoung Hee Kim inside the University of North Carolina Charlotte’s Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL). Learn how algae is used to convert sunlight into shading in the warm months while, at the same time, pumping pure oxygen into the HVAC system to improve air quality and well-being. Behind the scenes, IDRL utilized Iris to collect not only real-time spectral intensity data from the shaded side of the façade, but also detailed spectral data across the visible and Near-IR from the micro-spectrometer running inside Iris. See the full article here.
Click the video at the left and follow as Michael Field, Director of Experience Design at the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM), as he describes his use of real-time data collection with the Iris IoT monitor. Michal explains how Iris units are used throughout the museum for not only the monitoring of ongoing applications, but also for input into the architectural design of new exhibition areas. As Michael puts it, regarding Iris, “It’s not until you have it that you realize how bad it was without it.”