Reducing Construction’s Environmental Impact by Monitoring Air Quality in the Vanke Property, Dongguan, China

Dust and noise caused by construction in the city have a huge impact on the surrounding environment and the life quality of the neighborhood citizens. With the increasing awareness of environmental protection, more and more city constructions are applying IoT technologies to monitoring air pollution caused by the construction and seeking solutions to deal with this issue.

Construction site of East River Star

East River Star is a commercial residence developed by Vanke, one of the biggest real estate companies in China. The residence is located in the center of Dongguan City, with many buildings under construction. In order to monitor the real-time environmental data in the construction sites, Vanke turned to Seeed for a smart environmental monitoring solution. The initial requirements of the solution establish the necessity of an easy-to-deploy, self-powered solution with sensors.

The monitoring system integrates 5 #Grove sensor nodes to measure the following parameters, including PM2.5, PM10, air temperature, noise and relative humidity.

The sensors gather data from the environment and send it via Nodes to the Gateways, and eventually to the cloud. And the end customers could access the data easily through a webpage or an app. On August 25th, 2018, the smart environment monitoring solution was deployed in the construction sites.

The ready-to-deploy system

A worker is mounting a monitoring system onto a wall in the construction site with 4 screws.

A system installed

Data presentation on the mobile app

Sensors can be placed anywhere so each constructor can choose depending on the needs. Getting the real-time information about environmental data and predicting to reduce environmental pollution caused by the construction are just some of the improvements that city constructors can apply in their strategies for construction site management.

If you are interested to get more information about the solution & customization, contact our Customization Team.

4 thoughts on “Reducing Construction’s Environmental Impact by Monitoring Air Quality in the Vanke Property, Dongguan, China

  1. Hi Ian Yang,

    I would like to know the pricing for this. For example, the price for one gateway and one node. Also, can your solution support 923 MHz LoRa? Please provide e-mail address to contact your customization team.


  2. So what were the components of the NODE? What makes it run for a year on a battery, what type of battery?

    Please share some more. Thanks!

    1. Hi, Alex. thanks for your interesting

      concerning this solution, the Node consists of 4 key parts: 1)LoRa Module(Temp&Humidity&Noise sensor embeded);
      2)Dust sensor for Particles detection(can be set PM10 or PM2.5 or both)
      3)batteries(4 *AA,R6)
      4)explosure(ventilative and waterproof)
      we use LoRa protocol to take the transmission, due to LoRa’s very low power consumption ,with 4 AA ordinary batteries which you can acquire easily in a convinient store ,the Node can last months or years without replacement( the duration depands on how often the transmission frequency is set to collect the data ,usually 10min by default, can be adjusted easily according to the application scenarios ….)
      if any questions ,feel free to discuss here..


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September 2018