This is no longer a novelty, environmental issues are at their summit in France, especially in large French cities. As proof, the inhabitants of the capital classify air pollution among the biggest constraints in Paris. At a time when institutions, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), are fighting to regulate and apply “acceptable” levels of pollution so that the air quality is satisfactory, it is clear that this work is only at its beginnings, far from it.
The challenge of public health is paramount, not only for Paris, but nationally. This is why Paris & Co, Paris’ innovation and economic development agency, has been launching thematic experimentation programs for seven years in collaboration with the City of Paris.
The goal is to test innovative solutions through its urban testing laboratory: UrbanLab. The tests are carried out in real conditions, in an urban environment with an innovative device but not marketed.
This year, the theme chosen will be “Air Quality” and will revolve around a non-exhaustive list of topics such as: measurements, depollution, reduction at source or behavior change.
In early December, a call for projects was launched during which more than 45 applications were received by Airparif, the city of Paris and UrbanLab (Paris & Co). Only ten of them had the chance to be selected to take part in this ambitious and innovative program.
WHAT ROLE FOR SIM ENGINEERING ?
SIM Engineering will have the pleasure of participating in this great adventure. Our teams will be carrying out the project of multi-physical measurement stations mainly dealing with the measurement of outside air. The objective is to realize, in real conditions, the evaluation of air / noise / circulation and noise / dust stations especially for the construction sites. To do this, we will benefit from support from UrbanLab, AirParif and the City of Paris in the deployment of our experiments, which should begin in the summer of 2018!
The entire SIM Engineering team is proud to help improve this important public health goal of air quality in Paris and France.
Thanks again to Airparif, Paris & Co and Urbanlab for their trust !