Aclima Out of Stealth

01 Jul, 2015

Aclima Out of Stealth

Aclima has officially come out of stealth! Aclima designs and deploys environmental sensor networks. Today, they announced that they’ll be partnering with Google, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as they pioneer the use of sensor networks to improve human and planetary health. BCNM Director Greg Niemeyer has worked with Aclima since 2008 as a consultant and is now a member of the company's advisory board.

Aclima has built a hardware and software platform to measure environmental quality in real-time. Its networks of internet-connected sensors are customizable to meet the needs of government and business partners. Their tools then analyze and visualize the data, enabling scientists and partners to devise short and long-term goals to improve their environment. This model, combining technology and data-driven insights, they term “sensory science.”

They’ve already deployed over 500 devices in 21 worldwide Google offices to support employee wellbeing, productivity, and creativity." From Tech Crunch: “Google is known for offering perks like massages, on-campus laundry, and free food. It’s also the home of out-there projects centering on life-extension and other health-related queries. It seems a natural fit for testing environmental air quality, too.”

Aclima's advisory board also includes Jane Lubchenco, former Administrator of The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under President Barack Obama; William K. Reilly, former Administrator of the EPA and Senior Advisor to TPG Capital; Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer at MIT School of Management, pioneer in systems science and author of “The Fifth Discipline”; Elad Gil, Serial entrepreneur and former VP of Corporate Strategy for Twitter; David Sherman, co-author of the “Flourishing Enterprise” and distinguished fellow at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value; Martin Goebel, Founder of Sustainable Northwest and former country president for World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International.

See the full announcement at Wired, Tech Crunch, Yahoo Finance and Business Wire.