Smart Campus Air Network is a sensor network based on cutting-edge sensing and IoT technologies to monitor the critical environmental quality in real-time on the HKUST campus. Campus-wide air quality information would benefit the campus occupants to be environmentally conscious and encourage them to be environment-friendly, and it will also benefit the campus management to be accurately informed in the building healthiness for sustainable operation.
In this project, students are expected to analyse air quality data from more than 25 represented locations in the HKUST campus and conduct an integrated interdisciplinary assessment on air quality networks to qualify the socio-economic benefit from a sustainable perspective.
The UG students are be expected to:
a) collect and analyse the campus energy consumption relative with the air conditioning, including fans, air cleaner/purifiers, and the indoor air quality;
b) identify the socio-economic outcomes of implementing the smart air quality monitoring network including the direct return and indirect benefit;
c) benchmark other similar indoor air quality monitoring project, especially from Environmental, Social and Governance(ESG) perspective.
At the end of the project, applicants will be able to:
a) comprehend the basic knowledge of air pollutants in different environments and their monitoring technologies;
b) conduct interdisciplinary integrated assessments of Social return on investment (SROI) on air quality networks;
c) establish a learning and thinking process for project design and management.