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Property website listing local air quality levels

Property finder SearchSmartly has become the ‘world’s first’ housing website to display local air quality ratings on every listing.

The move is part of a new partnership with addresspollution.org, a citizen-funded initiative by the Central Office of Public Interest (COPI) to tackle air pollution. 

Addresspollution.org provides air pollution levels by address using a system similar to the EPC energy ratings for homes and gives a free report that reveals the annual average levels of air pollution at an address and the damage long term exposure can do to human health.

It also makes it clear if the property exceeds the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual guidelines for NO2.

The Air Quality Rating (AQR) tool has been developed alongside scientists at King’s College London and reveals levels of NO2 accurate to 20sqm.

In normal conditions, over two million Londoners live with air pollution levels far exceeding the WHO guideline. 

Hesseltje S. van Goor, head of partnerships & COO at SearchSmartly, said: ‘We’re proud to provide an unparalleled degree of transparency to those looking for a home. It’s all part of our mission to help people search smarter.

‘But it’s also the right thing to do – everyone has a right to know what they’re breathing. We call on other property websites to integrate air quality ratings into their listings urgently as a matter of public health.’

Humphrey Milles, founder of The Central Office of Public Interest, added: ‘We launched Addresspollution.org to enable every Londoner to understand the quality of the air they’re breathing.

‘This partnership is a game-changer as it will help Londoners understand the issue even further, so they can make informed decisions for their own health and the health of their children. We hope this inspires others in the property industry to follow suit.’

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malika
malika
3 years ago

Exactelly good idea

malika
malika
3 years ago

Exactelly

malika
malika
3 years ago

Woooow

malika
malika
3 years ago

Ecxellent work

malika
malika
3 years ago

Very nice website

malika
malika
3 years ago

Thanks

malika
malika
3 years ago

More better

malika
malika
3 years ago

I need this

malika
malika
3 years ago

I ilove this

malika
malika
3 years ago

Thank you for sharing information!

malika
malika
3 years ago

I liked

malika
malika
3 years ago

Very informative

malika
malika
3 years ago

Good

malika
malika
3 years ago

Great work

Alan Smith
Alan Smith
3 years ago

Odd to focus on NO2 when fine particulates are the most dangerous component of air pollution and whole areas of Britain stink of wood smoke .

Conrad Jones
Conrad Jones
4 years ago

Does this pick up wood burning hotspots? These go under the radar.

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