Atmospheric Air Quality - Probe QAA

The EP5000 sensor stands out for its exceptional versatility, offering a complete solution for indoor air quality (IAQ) measurement and intelligent ventilation control.
Measure indoor air quality Probe EP5000

Optimized air quality, preserved energy!

The EP5000 sensor stands out for its exceptional versatility, offering a complete solution for indoor air quality (IAQ) measurement and intelligent ventilation control.
measuring indoor air quality

1 PROBE, 13 Measures

Keep an eye on the main pollutants and atmospheres!

CO2, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), malodours (sulphurous), Fine Particles (PM10, PM2.5 & PM1), Noise (peak and medium), Light (light intensity and light temperature), Humidity, Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure. 

 NOx and Ozone options.

Two possible uses

Supervision of indoor air quality


Various supervision platforms provided by partners for ergonomic visualization.

Manage and control ventilation as needed

Direct or indirect ventilation control

Integration with BMS or direct control of dampers / BDV (VAV) for variable airflow ventilation, reducing energy consumption by up to 74%.

Discreet switchgear design

Exceptional compactness with a 10-year service life.
Surface-mounted frame available for renovation.
improve indoor air quality and save energy

Discreet switchgear design

Exceptional compactness with a 10-year service life.
Surface-mounted frame available for renovation.

IAQ probe features

Compatible with various building protocols  EnOcean, Modbus, LoRaWAN and 0-10V. 

Control of Ventilation, Heating and Air Conditioning of at indirectly via the BMS or directly via radio, or even via 0-10V for ventilation.

Goal: Reduce energy consumption while improving the comfort and indoor air quality.

IAQ sensor EP5000

Measurements are recorded each time NFC is activated, for occasional consultation via smartphone. For a history, data must be saved in a home automation box or in the Cloud.

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Technical documents

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Commercial buildings (Productivity)

Tertiary application (productivity)

Air quality monitoring with the EP5000 IAQ sensor ensures a healthy working environment that promotes productivity. (an annual gain of €6,000 / employee).

Optimize building performance

Energy saving

By controlling ventilation according to need, you can save up to 74% energy.

The EP5000 probe contributes to a positive return on investment. 

Building labels and certifications

Labels and Certifications

Monitor indoor air quality and earn points towards sustainable building labels. RESET, WELL, BBCA...

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Intelligent ventilation control :

NanoSense 's EP5000 sensor is designed to optimize building ventilation systems by controlling ventilation according to the actual needs of occupants and the "health" of the building. This intelligent approach means that ventilation is modulated to maintain acceptable levels of humidity, pollutants or CO2 . By avoiding unnecessary or excessive operation of the ventilation system, the EP5000 sensor enables considerable energy savings of up to 74%.

Maximum energy efficiency :

The precise control of ventilation, heating and air conditioning offered by the EP5000 sensor considerably reduces the energy consumption of HVAC systems. This reduction in energy consumption not only benefits the environment, by reducing the building's carbon footprint, but also translates into substantial savings in operating costs. By optimizing HVAC system operation to just the right requirements, the sensor prevents energy wastage, while maintaining a comfortable, healthy indoor environment.

Advanced air quality monitoring :

The EP5000 indoor air quality (IAQ) probe from NanoSense plays an essential role in monitoring and improving the working environment. Equipped with numerous sensors (13 to 15 measurements), the EP5000 probe continuously measures key air quality parameters, such as levels of CO2, VOCs, Fine Particles (PM), as well as ambient parameters such as humidity, temperature, noise, light intensity and light temperature. These elements play an important role in cognitive function and health. On the basis of these measurements, the EP5000 sensor can compensate for unfavorable atmospheric conditions and dilute pollutants by supplying additional fresh air to rapidly correct any imbalance between air quality and atmospheric conditions...

Positive impact on productivity :

High-quality air and favorable environments have a direct impact on employee productivity. The EP5000 sensor helps maintain optimum air quality and compensates for unfavorable atmospheres (noise, poor lighting, thermal discomfort) by supplying additional fresh air, which is crucial in preventing drowsiness, loss of concentration and fatigue - symptoms often associated with poor indoor air quality. By providing a working environment with additional fresh air when conditions are unfavorable, employees are more alert, more focused and, consequently, more productive.

Improving quality of life at work (QWL) :

Quality of Life at Work (QWL) is an important aspect of employee health and well-being. Good air quality contributes significantly to better QWL by reducing the risk of health problems associated with polluted air and confinement, such as allergies, asthma, eye and respiratory tract irritation, and the risk of viral contamination. By ensuring a healthy working environment, the EP5000 probe helps to improve the general comfort and health of employees, resulting in increased job satisfaction and reduced absenteeism.

Automated monitoring and response :

The EP5000 sensor doesn't just monitor air quality; it can also be integrated into Ventilation, Heating and Air Conditioning systems for an automated response. When air quality is degraded or environments are unfavorable, the sensor can automatically adjust the Ventilation, Heating and Air Conditioning systems to improve air quality and thermal comfort, ensuring that conditions remain optimal without manual intervention.

The importance of air quality in sustainable certification :

When it comes to obtaining sustainable building labels such as RESET, WELL, BBCA and others, indoor air quality plays a key role. These certifications assess buildings not only on their energy efficiency and environmental impact, but also on the health and well-being of occupants. Precise, continuous monitoring of indoor air quality with solutions such as the NanoSense IAQ sensor is thus becoming a major asset for buildings seeking to obtain or maintain these prestigious labels.

Monitoring to label standards:

The NanoSense IAQ probe provides detailed, reliable data on key parameters such as levels of CO2, VOCs, Fine Particles or even Ozone and Nox, humidity and temperature, meeting the stringent air quality monitoring requirements imposed by sustainability labels. By using this data to optimize indoor air management, buildings can demonstrate their compliance with the high standards required by these certifications.

Contribution to certification points :

Active monitoring and management of indoor air quality can contribute significantly to the acquisition of points in the certification process for sustainable building labels. For example, under the WELL label, which focuses on health and well-being, excellent indoor air quality can help achieve higher levels of certification. Similarly, for RESET and BBCA, which focus on sustainability and environmental performance, effective air quality management is an essential criterion. Additional points can also be easily earned in the WELL context by displaying outdoor air quality to encourage the opening of windows, as is the case with the EP5000 sensor.

Long-term benefits and environmental commitment :

In addition to facilitating the achievement of sustainable building labels, indoor air quality monitoring by NanoSense contributes to creating healthier, more pleasant working and living environments. This demonstrates an organization's commitment to sustainability and the well-being of its occupants, reinforcing its social and environmental responsibility, not to mention the value of its real estate assets.

Adaptable to various building protocols :

At NanoSense, we understand the importance of flexibility and compatibility in building management systems (BMS). Our solutions are designed to adapt to a multitude of communication protocols used in modern buildings. This adaptability enables our systems to fit seamlessly into different building architectures, ensuring efficient and harmonious management of air quality and ambience.

Compatible with EnOcean, Modbus and LoRaWAN :

Our systems are compatible with EnOcean, a battery-free, wireless protocol ideal for sustainable buildings. Compatibility with Modbus RS485, and soon Modbus IP, enables easy integration into BAC (Building Automation Control) systems. LoRaWAN, known for its extended radio range and low power consumption, is also supported, offering an easily wireless solution for smart building and smart city applications.

0-10V controls :

0-10V controls are widely used to control dampers and variable flow boxes (BDV or VAV). Our systems can control most 0-10V dampers and BDVs on the market. Some Ventilation Mécaniques Contrôlées (VMC) also have a 0-10V control input.

Upgrade to POE with Modbus IP, BACnet IP and MQTT :

The use of POE (Power Over Internet) makes it possible to combine power supply and Ethernet communication. NanoSense is evolving towards native IP integration with POE power supply and the use of various IP protocols such as Modbus IP, BACnet IP and even MQTT, promoting greater interoperability in modern IP networks. In the near future, NanoSense plans to integrate these advanced protocols natively. This evolution means that our systems will be even more flexible and easy to integrate, offering unprecedented compatibility with a wide range of BMS and IoT systems. Another tried-and-tested alternative: LoRaWAN gateways integrate the CODECs of NanoSense sensors and provide IP conversion in these same protocols.

Conclusion: A universal BMS solution:

NanoSense 's ability to adapt to a wide range of building protocols is testimony to our commitment to providing universal solutions for air quality and ambient management. Our approach ensures compatibility with the majority of protocols in use, enabling our customers to benefit from seamless and efficient integration, making NanoSense an essential partner in the management of modern indoor environments.

Integrated control of heating, ventilation and air conditioning :

At NanoSense, our technology enables direct or indirect control of a building's HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) systems. This integrated approach guarantees optimized management of temperature, air quality and humidity, contributing to a comfortable, healthy indoor environment.

Direct control for maximum responsiveness:

In the case of direct control, our systems actively control HVAC system components, adjusting parameters in real time according to data collected by our sensors. This method enables immediate response to changes in the indoor environment, such as fluctuations in temperature, humidity or air quality, ensuring constant comfort for occupants.

Indirect control via BMS for greater efficiency:

Indirect control, achieved by integrating our systems into the Building Management System (BMS), enables automated, centralized regulation of the HVAC system. This integration facilitates coordination of the various HVAC system components, improving overall efficiency and reducing energy costs.

Significant reduction in energy consumption:

The main objective of our technology is to significantly reduce the energy consumption of buildings. By optimizing the operation of the HVAC system, we succeed in lowering energy costs and reducing the building's carbon footprint. Our system adjusts Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning according to actual needs, thus avoiding energy wastage.

Adaptability to changing conditions :

Buildings are dynamic environments, with conditions constantly changing according to occupancy, activity and external weather conditions. Our HVAC control system adapts in real time to these variations, ensuring optimum comfort while maximizing energy efficiency.

Conclusion: Advanced HVAC management for a sustainable future :

HVAC system control via NanoSense represents a major step forward in intelligent building management. By combining precise control with enhanced energy efficiency, our solutions offer a concrete response to today's environmental challenges, while ensuring the comfort, productivity and health of occupants. With NanoSense, building managers can expect optimum performance and a significant reduction in energy consumption.

Choice of 24V DC power supply :

At NanoSense, the accuracy and reliability of our monitoring and control systems are at the heart of our technology. That's why we've opted for a nominal 24V DC power supply, a key decision that ensures consistent, efficient performance of our devices. The use of 24V DC is an industry standard for control and automation systems, enabling them to share the same power supply as other equipment, thus reducing costs.

Ensuring high measurement rates:

One of the essential requirements for effective control of air quality and HVAC systems is the ability to take frequent, accurate measurements. The 24V DC power supply enables our sensors to operate in real time, ensuring that the data collected is up-to-date and accurate. This high measurement rate is crucial for real-time control of Ventilation, Heating and Air Conditioning systems, enabling a rapid and appropriate response to changes in the indoor environment.

Advantages of 24V DC power supply :

  • Safety: 24V DC is renowned for its safety, minimizing the risk of electric shock, which is particularly important in environments accessible to the public or in areas where non-technical personnel carry out maintenance.
  • Stability: This voltage ensures stable performance of sensors and control systems, even in the event of fluctuations in the primary supply.
  • Compatibility: The 24V DC power supply is compatible with a wide range of building automation and control systems, making it easy to integrate our systems with other devices.

Extended voltage range for greater flexibility :

The ability of our systems to operate over a voltage range from 9 to 30 V provides additional flexibility, enabling them to be used in a variety of scenarios and configurations. This extended range ensures that our systems remain operational and reliable even under variable power conditions, which is essential for critical applications where continuity of monitoring and control is imperative.

Conclusion: An electric foundation for optimum performance:

The 24V DC power supply of our systems is a fundamental component supporting their high performance and reliability. By guaranteeing the measurement rate required for precise control, this power supply approach makes a significant contribution to achieving our objectives in terms of indoor air quality, energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

On-board storage capacity :

NanoSense indoor air quality (IAQ) probes are equipped with a storage capacity for the latest data measured when activated by a smartphone using NFC. This storage capacity is sufficient for occasional data consultation.

Edge storage :

Indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors from NanoSense communicate with home automation boxes, which can store data locally and display it in the form of a graphical history.

Cloud storage :

Indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors from NanoSense can send data via IP gateways or directly via LoRaWAN operators to numerous Cloud platforms providing monitoring services.

Data analysis :

In addition to raw measurements, the Smart IAQ algorithm integrated into our IAQ probes provides intuitive data that expresses IAQ and ambient conditions in the form of physiological indices: cognitive functions, health, respiratory tract irritation, sleep quality, etc. building health.

Integration with BMS and IoT systems :

Data collected by IAQ sensors can be integrated with Building Management Systems (BMS) and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms for centralized, automated management. This integration facilitates the coordination of responses from the HVAC system and other building management systems, based on the data collected.

Long-term operating capacity :

Data storage enables long-term analysis of environmental trends and patterns within buildings. This information can be used to optimize air management strategies, improve energy efficiency and ensure a healthy, comfortable indoor environment over the long term.

Conclusion: A pillar of indoor environmental management :

Data storage is an important element of a comprehensive approach to indoor environmental management. By providing reliable, secure and easily accessible data, our systems enable precise monitoring and optimal management of indoor air quality and temperature, contributing to the creation of healthier, safer and more sustainable living and working spaces.

Integrated monitoring for optimum air quality :

At NanoSense, we are at the forefront of pollutant and environmental monitoring, offering a complete solution for optimal indoor air quality. Our state-of-the-art technology is designed to detect a wide range of pollutants and environmental parameters, ensuring a healthy and comfortable environment for occupants.

Detect and react to CO2, VOC and PM :

Monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and fine particles (PM10, PM2.5, PM1) is essential for assessing indoor air quality. CO2 , produced by breathing, can rapidly accumulate in poorly ventilated spaces, reducing air quality and occupant concentration. VOCs, emitted by many common materials and consumer products, are known to have harmful effects on health, particularly on the respiratory and nervous systems. Fine particles generally come from exogenous sources in non-smoking areas (urban heating, automobile traffic), but can also come from endogenous sources such as cooking. Smoking areas are particularly affected by fine particles (smoke). Our probes detect these pollutants in real time, enabling rapid remedial action to maintain healthy air.

Odor control:

Unpleasant odours, particularly those of a sulphurous nature (rotten eggs), are closely monitored. Our sensors not only identify the presence of these odors, but also quantify their concentration, enabling a tailored response to minimize their impact on productivity and well-being.

Noise and light management :

Noise and light are two key factors affecting comfort and productivity. Our systems monitor noise levels, including noise peaks and average levels, as well as light intensity and temperature. Light intensity and temperature have a direct impact on melatonin (the sleep hormone) and therefore drowsiness, which in turn affects productivity. Temperature can also have an impact on productivity. If the EP5000 IAQ sensor can't control noise and light, it can compensate for their negative impact by supplying additional fresh air to ensure a desired level of productivity.

Thermal comfort management :

 The EP5000 sensor features fuzzy-logic PID control loops for heating and cooling, ensuring optimal indoor climate control with totally imperceptible temperature fluctuations.

Monitoring options for NOx and Ozone :

For particularly exposed environments, such as dense urban areas or industrial sites, we offer options for monitoring nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Ozone. These additional sensors can detect these specific pollutants, which are generally of exogenous origin in buildings and can have a significant impact on health.

Integration and automation for efficient management :

Our technology is not limited to monitoring; it can be integrated into building management systems (BMS) for efficient automation and control. By providing real-time data, our sensors enable automatic, optimized response from ventilation, heating and air-conditioning systems, improving energy efficiency while ensuring optimum comfort.

Conclusion: A commitment to a healthy indoor environment:

At NanoSense, our commitment is to provide advanced, comprehensive monitoring of pollutants and atmospheres, guaranteeing the health, productivity and comfort of occupants. Our technology represents an important step towards achieving an optimal, healthy and sustainable indoor environment.

Direct control of ventilation :

At NanoSense, we offer a direct ventilation control solution that revolutionizes indoor air management. This approach enables direct control of dampers and Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes. The sensor automatically adjusts the airflow according to real-time measurements provided by its sensors, ensuring ventilation tailored to the specific needs of each space. This direct control method is particularly effective for buildings requiring precise regulation of air quality, such as hospitals, schools or offices. Direct control also guarantees resilience compared with centralized architecture.  

Integration with Building Management Systems (BMS) :

Another facet of our offering is the integration of our monitoring and control probes into BMS systems. This integration enables centralized, automated management of ventilation and other building systems. By connecting to the BMS, our sensors provide real-time data that are used to optimize ventilation system performance, ensuring a healthy, comfortable indoor environment while maximizing energy efficiency.

Architecture hybrid, Control direct plus GTB :

Direct control of ventilation, combined with data transmission to the BMS for supervision, guarantees the most resilient architecture. For certain EP5000 sensor versions, it even allows supervision of actual airflow rates, thanks to controlled BDVs.

Environmental and economic benefits :

The use of our variable flow ventilation system offers significant environmental and economic benefits. By reducing energy consumption, buildings reduce their carbon footprint, helping to combat climate change. At the same time, energy savings translate into lower operating costs, offering a rapid return on investment for building managers.

Conclusion: An advanced solution for a sustainable future :

NanoSense 's approach to ventilation control represents an advanced solution for intelligent, eco-efficient indoor air management. By combining direct control, BMS integration and demand-driven ventilation control, we offer a complete solution that not only improves air quality, but also contributes to the achievement of ambitious environmental and economic objectives.

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