Ventilation meets space technology

We're bringing down the climate control system from the International Space Station to earth to save energy in buildings and improve air quality. Want to join us?

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To breathe good air should be a human right

Our vision is that all people should breath good air. Because of this, we are developing smart ventilation and air treatment technology that improves air quality and decreases the energy consumption of commercial real estate buildings.

92% of the world’s population lives in places where air pollution levels exceed WHO’s limits for healthy air quality. Air pollution causes approximately 6.5 million premature deaths. That is 11.6% of all global deaths.1

Buildings are responsible for 1/3 of the total global energy consumption.2 A big contributor to this is indoor climate control, or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning). HVAC is responsible for 10-20% of the total energy consumption in industrialized countries.3

The global energy consumption is expected to increase by 37% from 2016 to 2040.4 This is partly due to a growing demand for improved indoor climate in rapidly developing countries, primarily in Asia, as a natural part of improved living conditions. 

Solving climate control

The purpose of a climate control system is to secure a healthy indoor air climate in the most energy efficient way.



Here on earth this is done by ventilation – replacing the indoor air with outdoor air. This costs a lot of energy as the outdoor air might be too hot, cold, moist, dry or polluted. This solution is dependent on the outdoor air quality. 



In space there is no outdoor air. Instead the air is closely monitored using sensors, treated to the extent needed and recirculated in a closed loop system.



Our solution at Sally R is to combine and leverage the best of these two systems. This saves energy and improves air quality.

“Sally R has given us a direct and optimized control regardless of the number of people in the property. The traditional deficiencies with delay of air turnover due to slow regulation are completely gone. The indoor climate has become better and that's not all, it has also decreased our energy consumption a lot."
– Jori Sotala, Technical Property Manager – Hallstahammar Municipality

Sally R’s technology

With Ada is an add-on-technology that optimizes the ventilation system of commercial properties. It is easy to integrate with the climate control system of the real estate and decreases the energy consumption with up to 70%, while securing a healthy air quality. Named after ADA Lovelace who published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine.

Mary is a technology that Sally R is developing to filer a wide spectrum of harmful gases (VOC). This is done with activated carbon, regeneration and a low temperature catalyst. Named after Mary Walton, who created pollution-reducing devices in New York during the late 19th century.

Elizabeth is a filter technology that is being developed to remove harmful gases at ambient temperatures without any pressyre drop, based on technology licensed from NASA. The projektet is financed by the Boverket (the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning) and is conducted with help from RISE (the Swedish Research Institutes) and Mälardalen University. Named after Elizabeth Fulhame who invented the concept of catalysis.

Eunice is a technology that is being developed to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). By removing these gases, a large part of the indoor air can be recycled, which dramatically decreases energy consumption. Named after Eunice Newton Foote, the first person to define the greenhouse effect.

The Sally R team

Viktor Kjellberg, CEO at Sally R
Viktor Kjellberg CEO, Co-Founder
Viktor is an economist educated at Uppsala University and the University of California with experience of advanced B2B sales. He has been awarded Åforsk’s entrepreneurial grant as one of Sweden’s most innovative entrepreneurs with the capacity to shape the sustainable society of the future.
Anders Edström
Anders Edström Responsible for product development, Co-Founder
Anders has more than 10 years of experience in automation technology, has won the prestigious SKAPA prize for creative individuals in Västmanland and has been awarded as Innovator of the Year during the Guldstänk gala in Västerås 2018.
Fredrik Edström
Fredrik Edström Responsible for technology, Co-Founder
Fredrik holds a master’s degree in engineering physics at Uppsala University and a PhD in electrotechnical systems at KTH – Royal Institute of Technology. For the past ten years, he has successfully started and run several startups. Awarded as Innovator of the future by the SKAPA Foundation and recipient of the Energy Memory Award.
Mohamad Omar Mansour
Mohamad Omar Mansour Product developer and project leader
Mohamad holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the American University of Beirut and master’s degree in production engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. He has extensive experience in supporting organizations and companies to optimize their strategies, manage their production chain and recruit key people.
Ida Iranmanesh, Innovation and Research at Sally R
Ida Iranmanesh Innovation & Research
Ida is a doctor of physics educated at the KTH – Royal Institute of Technology and has several years of experience in research from Oxford University.
Robert Häggström - Senior Automation Engineer
Robert Häggström Senior Automation Engineer
Robert has extensive experience in real estate automation from companies such as Nordomatic and Bravida in key positions such as Regional Technical Manager and Senior Technical Manager.
Erik Vallgårda, Business Developer at Sally R
Erik Vallgårda Business Developer
Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in industrial economics from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University. He has experience from positions as project manager and product manager at Scania and Bombardier.
Who was Sally R?
Our name is a tribute to the first American woman in space – Sally Ride.