Posts Categorized: Air

Community-Based Air Quality Monitoring

Alberta Capital Airshed

Alberta Capital Airshed recruits volunteers and local organizations to host air quality monitoring (sensors and passive filters) to better understand air quality at the neighbourhood level and to help provide more data for understanding regional air quality. Since 2017, they have been building the network which is currently at 36 communities.

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We Care About the Air You Breathe

Calgary Region Airshed Zone

Air quality monitoring has only been available to large cities with a population of over 30,000 people.  However, the cost of the stations are over $250,000 for set-up and another $72,000/year for operating costs.  In the Calgary region, only 4 stations have been able to operate.  Now with the Portable Air Monitoring Laboratory (PAML) program (2018-2022) and the Purple Air Program, CRAZ is able to offer air monitoring bringing ...