Courtesy Awair

Courtesy Awair

Developed by San Francisco–based Awair, Omni is a small digital device for tracking indoor air quality. Omni monitors the interior atmosphere for temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide levels, fine dust (PM2.5), VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and other harmful chemicals, and provides users and building managers suggestions for creating healthier environments. Announced today in a press release, the device has been officially certified by RESET (a sensor-based and performance-driven building standard and certification program) as one of its Air Accredited Grade B monitors. According to Awair, developers now have the opportunity to submit air quality data to achieve RESET’s Air for Commercial Interiors certification for their buildings. [Awair]

Stefanos Tsakiris

Stefanos Tsakiris
Stefanos Tsakiris

Created in 2016 by Rotterdam, Netherlands–based research and design studio the New Raw, Print Your City is an initiative that turns household plastic waste into 3D printed urban furniture. Announced this week, the studio has recently launched its first Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, Greece, as part of the Coca-Cola’s Zero Waste Future program. Equipped with a 3D-printing robotic arm and recycling facilities, the Zero Waste Lab provides an opportunity for citizens to recycle their plastic waste and design custom urban furniture. Featuring an ergonomic design, each piece of furniture can accommodate a bike rack, a tree pot, and a feeding bowl for pets, among other options. Since its launch in December 2018, the lab has received more than 3,000 designs from participating citizens. [The New Raw]