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?
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.
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.
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.