Join Us in the Fight Against Air Pollution

Seven million people die every year due to air pollution. Monitoring air quality enables people worldwide to better protect themselves.

We are on a mission to bring accurate and affordable air quality monitoring to every corner of the planet and we are supported by a community of more than 10,000 engaged citizens who have already deployed an AirGradient monitor.

To maximize our impact, we have completely open-sourced and shared our monitor design so that others can build upon it.

We’ve pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.

AirGradient ONE Indoor Monitor

AirGradient PRO Kit


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AirGradient Open Air Outdoor Monitor

AirGradient PRO Fully Assembled


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Activities and Stories From and About our Community

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The AirGradient Dashboard & Maps

AirGradient monitors are fully open-source, and you can send the data to any server, i.e. Home Assistant. In case you do not have your own data platform we include access to the AirGradient dashboard - a data platform specifically made for air quality monitoring. Outdoor monitors can also be displayed on the AirGradient Map.

Real-Time Data

The powerful dashboard and map lets you immediately see the air quality and environmental status of multiple locations. Built for speed and scale.

Alerts

You can set up specific alerts and are notified automatically if air quality is exceeds your defined ranges.

Historical Data

The air quality data is saved in 5 minute intervals and all data can be easily exported for further analysis.

Reports

Get powerful daily and weekly reports detailing the air quality of each location, providing you with a clear, concise summaries at a glance.

“It’s paradox that countries with the highest air pollution often can’t afford high density air quality monitoring. We work hard to provide open, accurate and affordable monitors so that people can protect themselves against harmful pollution.”

Achim Haug, Founder of AirGradient

The AirGradient Manifesto

This manifesto reflects our core values and the principles we stand for:

Positive Disruptor

We must be bold. We always follow our convictions and call out the issues that matter, sharing our views on topics surrounding air quality and environmental responsibility. We will not compromise for profit. We believe that open, informed, and candid discussions are the catalysts for meaningful change. We will lead by example and become a driving force for environmental monitoring.

Responsible Products

We will deliver benefits for both people and the planet. This is why we prioritise creating high-quality air quality monitors with designs that enable easy repairs and recycling, thereby extending the product’s lifespan and reducing its environmental footprint.

Open Science and Research

Our research is driven by a commitment to environmental protection, not by profits. This is why we don’t patent our air quality monitor designs but on the contrary, share them openly, allowing everyone to build them and to contribute to positive change. We do not lock users into proprietary eco-systems and we encourage sharing of air quality data and algorithms as a public good.

Community Building

We want to raise awareness about air pollution through active community building with a strong focus on informing about the dangers of air pollution. We actively support environmental justice organisations and educational institutions in their missions to provide healthier environments for everyone.

Profit Follows Impact

To deliver positive impacts on the communities, and the environment, we must sustain our business model. However we will not prioritise profits above our convictions. We embed this rationale into our everyday decision-making processes throughout all layers of our company. (e.g. by joining 1% for the Planet).

Transparency and Accessibility

AirGradient is built on a foundation of openness and inclusivity. We aim to make our products and services available to a wide range of users with a special focus on underrepresented communities. We strive to work with all organisations that want to make a positive contribution independent of their financial means.

What makes AirGradient Different

100% commitment to accurate and sustainable air quality monitoring.

Accurate

We are working with leading universities to achieve high levels of accuracy and for our outdoor monitor are currently running co-location testing in four continents.

Long Lasting

All components have been selected for maximum lifetime. The monitors are easy to assemble, maintain and repair and we provide spare parts.

Supporting the Clean Air Movement

We actively support organizations that work towards a healthier air quality by providing open source monitor kits, workshops and donations.

Friendly Support

We are known for giving 100% to help our customers reach their goals. Get in touch with us. We love to hear from you and how we can support you in monitoring your air quality!

Open Designs

The monitors are licensed under CC license with complete documentation. Our community maintains integrations to popular platforms like Home Assistant.

Affordable

We actively support organizations in all parts of the world with affordable monitoring hardware and donations. Contact us to discuss how we can support your organization.

Data Ownership

Unlike competitors, the data your monitor delivers belongs to you. Period. We support organizations with proper attribution for the networks they setup.

Designed for Sustainability

We design our products to have a low environmental footprint, use paper based packaging material and also request our suppliers to use environmentally-friendly packaging material.

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Why we care about Air Quality

AirGradient started as a volunteer project to help a school in Northern Thailand monitor the air quality in classrooms during the highly polluted burning season. From the beginning, we have worked with students and educators to building hardware to increase awareness in the area of air quality, to understand the health impacts of pollutants, and to empower the positive changes that can be made to reduce air pollution.

The experience and expertise that we gained designing and manufacturing our professional AirGradient ONE RESET Air Accredited Monitor has been put into our open-source / open-hardware air quality build instructions and kits.

The industry-grade sensor modules used in our open hardware monitors are the same modules found in pre-built monitors costing hundreds of dollars. As a result, you get highly accurate data quality, essential to having a reliable understanding of the air around you.

Community

We are fortunate to have such a strong community sharing our mission to bring open, accurate and affordable air quality monitoring to everyone running thousands of open-hardware monitors in more than 70 countries around the world.

Feedback From Our Community

AirGradient have consistently gone above and beyond their contractual duties in order to better support the SAMHE Project. They have shown great flexibility and a genuine interest to listen to the complex needs of the project; as a result, they deliver valuable products and a friendly service, both in a manner that is timely for the project.

Dr. Henry Burridge
Imperial College London

We built 20 DIY sensors to monitor the air quality and particularly CO2 in our nursery. The system works extremely well and the alerts from the AirGradient dashboard platform are very helpful.

Tim Davis

Achim from AirGradient was extremely helpful to sort out a small issue I had during the building of the sensor. I compared the data of the AirGradient DIY sensor with two other air quality monitors that cost much more and the data from the Airgradient seems to be very accurate.

Ethan Flick

The San Joaquin Valley of California has extreme climate injustice and the worst air quality in the United States, yet continues poorly monitored. The SEEN Team has partnered with AirGradient to facilitate low-cost monitoring in rural disadvantaged communities, and to increase awareness and education related to air quality. We intend to provide more and better real-time air quality information for local decision makers to act in the best interest of their underserved communities.

Angel S. Fernandez-Bou, PhD
SEEN.team, Central California

Recently picked up an air quality sensor from AirGradient. Fun kit with out-of-the-box data viz. Can see where I had the window open in the morning which resulted in a significant increase in particulates in the air. AC system later filtered them out.

Cale

Having tested numerous air quality sensors for the projects we are doing I found myself extremely impressed with AirGradient. Not only are they technically first class with their product, they have a level of engagement and adaptability which makes working with them very easy. A welcome element to this is their clear commitment to the importance of environmental issues, showing itself in their interest in the details of our projects - all this helps them to deliver…!

Professor Rod Jones
University of Cambridge

I was part of the pilot. The build was very easy and the plastic enclosure of the Pro version very nice. I first connected it to Home Assistant on my Pi but then found the dedicated data platform from AirGradient a much better fit.

John Wagen

AirGradient has helped us to gain valuable insights into the air quality in each of our classrooms. AirGradient’s dedication to this mission has made it possible for any school or center to monitor their air quality in a cost effective way.

Kay Erikson
Director, Children's Pre-School Center, Palo Alto

Having used the AirGradient indoor DIY kits as well as the commercial AirGradient ONE in awareness projects with schools and universities here in Thailand, I am very keen on piloting this new outdoor monitor. I am also interested in exchanging ideas and resources for student engagement with this open source projct.

My son has asthma. And I am trying to pass on my love of DYI electronics to him. So I thought we’d build it together to help him track if conditions might be of concern to his health. I’m not sure if Luxembourg’s air is bad, but I wouldn’t call Central Europe exactly good. And with our own sensor we can also track traffic influences etc.

Glenn

We have had the opportunity to utilise AirGradient’s sensors in a variety of indoor air quality projects, encompassing both residential settings and schools across the UK. Through these diverse projects, we have consistently been impressed with the sensors' performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. The wide-ranging scale and unique requirements of many of our projects demand a high degree of adaptability and support from the technical team, and in this regard, AirGradient has been instrumental in ensuring successful project delivery.

Dr. Thomas Bannan
University of Manchester and Urban 360

Reviews

We are very thankful for the overwhelming support we get for the AirGradient air quality monitors and are especially thankful for people that write about their experiences using the monitors. Below is a wide range of reviews from AirGradient users!

In 2019, 99% of the world’s population was living in places where the WHO air quality guidelines levels were not met.

World Health Organization