Degree is an unobtrusive smart sensor-set that works with the user to passively manage the temperature and air quality of a home or workspace. Taking into consideration internal, external temperatures, forecasts and Co2 levels it is possible to provide users with the necessary guidance to manage their homes climate and air quality effectively. Current design approaches have focused on how a building can improve air quality through electro-mechanical services, in homes that aim to be thermally efficient.
Through various research methods it was evident that competing products attempt to offer the perfect all in one solution however, fail to address the primary issue of sustainability. Currently 40% of all electricity use in homes is for heating and cooling alone. The race for thermally efficient homes to reduce this statistic has led to a new issue; reduced air exchange causing an excess in Co2 to build up. Therefore, Degree aims to promote a more passive management of a homes climate; improving sustainable living and air quality.