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How Quieter Deliveries are Key to Reducing Noise

How quieter deliveries are key to reducing noise With the rise of online delivery and the increase in demand due to the global pandemic, it’s meant that deliveries have been […]

EMSOL Teams up With Croydon Council to Tackle Pollution

The following is taken from our feature in Croydon Digital. Once upon a time London was nicknamed The Big Smoke, thanks in no small part to The Great Smog of […]

Post-Covid: How can the Construction Industry Ensure Sustainable Development

Like many other industries, the Construction industry has been impacted by COVID-19 in numerous ways such as supply chain challenges, health and safety implications, slower developments and longer project timelines. […]

Our Interview for London Tech Week

EMSOL Won ‘Tech For Good’ at London Tech Week Elevating Founders the following is an interview from the event. Can you give a brief overview of EMSOL EMSOL develops technology […]

Help Reduce Air Pollution: 3 Easy Things You Can Do for Clean Air Day

According to the UK Government and the World Health Organisation, air pollution is now found to be the largest environmental threat to people in the UK, with long-term exposure causing […]

EMSOL Launch Social Distancing and Infection Tracing Platform ‘Work Safe’ To Help British Business Stay Open

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND INFECTION TRACING PLATFORM ‘WORK SAFE’ LAUNCHES TO HELP BRITISH BUSINESS STAY OPEN – Social distancing and infection tracing solution Work Safe, launched by EMSOL, will help workers […]

How do local authorities respond to COVID and ensure sustainable development?

The UK has already faced economic downturn because of the impact of COVID. Local councils up and down the country have been at the forefront of helping communities to improve […]

Noise Pollution and How EMSOL is Working to Reduce it

Noise pollution is a major concern in big cities and urban landscapes all across the world. We all know that harmful emissions from petrol and vehicles are an issue, and […]

Construction Guide to Reduce Pollution

FREE GUIDE: How To Take Control of Air Pollution in Construction Protect your people and the local community: a new way to reduce construction pollution. Air pollution caused by the […]

EMSOL Wins Tech For Good Vertical at London Tech Week Elevating Founders

For the past three years, our work empowering organisations to take targeted action on transport pollution and make a real impact is something we are genuinely proud and passionate about. […]

How noise and air pollution can impact your health

Nowadays it’s very difficult to find a place that’s both quiet and has good air quality unless you’re living in a remote area. Even if you’re working from home in […]

EMSOL Helps You Reduce Pollution in Your Urban Supply Chain

Don’t just monitor supply chain vehicle pollution. Take simple, practical, daily steps to reduce it. https://youtu.be/wa_SDSf8HWA

Bristol Backtracks – Are Clean Air Zones the Right Solution

With green living, sustainability and a spotlight on pollution, clean air zones (CAZs) have been continuously promoted as a step in the right direction. One city that has been affected […]

Delay in London Low Emission Zone Should Not Stop Us Reducing Pollution

Construction projects across London are an on-going part of life in the capital and are essential for businesses to grow. While developments to help improve the city and boost the […]

What are the top 5 worst cities for noise pollution? 

What are the top 5 worst cities for noise pollution?  Large cities such as London, Toyko and New York City are renowned for their busy lifestyles with lots of noise. […]

Monitoring Noise Pollution During Delivery

Air and noise pollution from the urban supply chain is a crucial issue for any site and its surrounding community. As we wrote about recently, noise pollution can be detrimental […]

Understanding noise pollution: What is it and how can you reduce it? 

Understanding noise pollution: What is it and how can you reduce it?  As the world only gets busier every single year with increased activities and a growing urban population, it […]

What Young People Think About Air Pollution and How it Matters

The effects of air pollution Air pollution is now understood to be responsible for worsening people’s quality of life and even shortening their life. It is responsible for various health […]

A fair and clean solution – targeted air quality action

Alex Pocklington, Principal Impact Assessment at Croydon Council talks about why they selected EMSOL to help take air quality action in their borough.

A possibility to have a tangible impact on air quality

A possibility to have a tangible impact on air quality Ethan Stratford, President, LSE Sustainable Futures Society talks about why they selected EMSOL to “democratise the process of sustainability” on […]

EMSOL – Air Quality Action

EMSOL empowers organizations to take specific actions for improving the quality of the local environment. This is through targeted air and noise pollution identification which benefits the communities our customers […]

Why Noise Complaints Are On the Rise

As the UK national lockdown has ended and we’re seeing the impact of what a ‘new normal’ looks like, it has become clear that the shift back to the hustle […]

Noise – the Silent Pollutant

What if we were to tell you that there is a pollutant out there, that we come into contact with every single day, that has a huge impact on our […]

EMSOL working with Mace and the LSE to target urban supply chain pollution

Read about how EMSOL worked with Mace and the London School of Economics to take action during the construction phase of new build.

EMSOL to Manage Urban Supply Chain Noise Pollution in Collaboration with Cross River Partnership

Safe, sustainable development is a key priority for healthy cities. But ensuring this is hard, especially with fast-growing, complex urban supply chains. The lockdown has brought quiet streets and cleaner […]

Improving Respiratory Health By Targeting Air And Noise Pollution

By giving innovators and teams the information and the tools necessary to reduce transport pollution, we can help businesses do their part in reducing respiratory health issues and lowering respiratory mortality. With respiratory issues at an all-time high and the threat of another coronavirus peak looming, it’s more important than ever for businesses to take action now.

Webinar: Respiratory Health Challenges for the Urban Supply Chain

EMSOL will host our 4th webinar on the 23rd July sharing best practices for improving pollution. This follows successful webinars featuring expert speakers from Skanska, LSE, Transport for London, HS2, and Network Rail who shared how their organisations are tackling air quality challenges.

What’s missing from the Rail Air Quality Strategy Framework?

The RSSB’s recently-released Air Quality Strategy Framework is a huge step in the right direction but something’s missing. EMSOL have been working for months with rail partners to mitigate local emissions and we’ve learned beyond a doubt that monitoring is a crucial first step before taking action, to show real improvements from investment. Here’s what we’re proposing instead, based on what’s worked.

How Start-ups are Tackling Air Pollution

COVID-19 has dealt a heavy impact on all our lives and disrupted business-as-normal. This pause in travel and economic activity has led to a noticeable impact on air quality in […]

Reaching Net-Zero in the Transport Sector

On 2nd June, 2020 the Net-Zero All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) held a webinar to discuss decarbonising transport with a keynote address from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport, Rachel Maclean […]

EMSOL in The News: UK Tech News

COVID-19 lockdown has proven that it’s possible to achieve dramatic air quality improvements – technology has to be the force to help sustain it. Freddie Talberg, Co-Founder, EMSOL, considers the impact that lockdown has had on air quality.

Webinar on-demand: Improving Air Quality in Construction

In case you couldn’t join us for the webinar or you just wanted to go through all the amazing content again, you can now stream the EMSOL Webinar Improving Air Quality in Construction on demand. You’ll hear from CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association), Skanska, and the London School of Economics.

EMSOL becomes a member the Rail Innovation Group

[Update August 2020 – to hear more about how EMSOL worked with Network Rail at Birmingham New Street you can also listen to the webinar ‘Improving Air Quality in Rail‘ featuring […]

Innovating out of a crisis

Although it may have taken a global pandemic to force the hand of the country, it’s clear that air pollution can be decreased. While the crisis isn’t something we ought to replicate, it is something we can draw experience from.

EMSOL supported in boost for cutting-edge start-ups

EMSOL has successfully secured funding as part of a £40 million government investment in start-ups to drive forward new technological advances. The scheme was developed in order to promote “innovations borne out of the coronavirus crisis while supporting the UK’s next generation of cutting-edge start-ups’.

EMSOL in The News: Business Leader

MEET THE COMPANY SOLVING THE UK’S AIR POLLUTION ISSUES DURING COVID-19
Business Leader recently spoke to Freddie Talberg, CEO of EMSOL, to discuss how his firm is tackling the UK’s air pollution problems during the coronavirus pandemic.

Back to work… but not back to normal

It’s fair to say that the impacts of the lockdown on air quality have been noticeable, with air pollution levels falling significantly across many cities. But now the ‘big return’ […]

Innovation and sustainability are knocking on your door

Innovation and sustainability are knocking on your door What have you done for the environment today? Maybe you’ve separated the waste. Or you’ve taken public transportation to get to work. […]

Webinar: Improving Air Quality in Construction

You can view the webinar on-demand today Event Overview Construction is vital to the economy but exciting new developments should not negatively impact the local community. This is even more […]

EMSOL in The News: International Railway Journal

Countries around the world have reported significant drops in air pollution since implementing coronavirus restrictions. It’s our chance to make a lasting difference, writes Freddie Talberg, CEO and co-founder of EMSOL.

Webinar on-demand: Improving Air Quality in Logistics

In case you couldn’t join us for the webinar or you just wanted to go through all the amazing content again, you can now stream the EMSOL Webinar Improving Air […]

EMSOL in The News: Railway Technology

Data analytics company EMSOL has been working with Network Rail to monitor air quality in train stations and come up with a strategy to bring down pollution around them. The project could largely benefit patients recovering from COVID-19 as well as people with respiratory issues, who are highly exposed to poor air quality in busy areas.

Earth Day 2020 – Our Challenge

Earth Day is more important than ever this year because through a global crisis we have seen unprecedented air quality improvements. Our challenge is – How do we rapidly restart the global economy in a more sustainable, better way.

The post-COVID-19 Challenge

A new study from Harvard suggests that with just a small increase in particulate pollution is associated with a 15% increase in the COVID-19 death rate. Research scientists will likely be kept busy for many years to come as more information comes to light about the impact of pollution on respiratory health.

EMSOL in The News: Real Business

Countries around the world have reported significant drops in air pollution since implementing coronavirus restrictions. It’s our chance to make a lasting difference, writes Freddie Talberg, CEO and co-founder of EMSOL.

EMSOL in The News: Environmental Technology

EMSOL has developed and brought to market new technology that empowers organisations to act on improving the air quality of their local environment. With this new software, it is the first time that companies and sites can clearly identify vehicles and assets breaching their pollution policies and hold them accountable.

Clean Air Zones – the right solution?

Much has been made of the recent improvements in air quality as a consequence of the movement restrictions from COVID-19. However, these reductions are likely to be temporary as industry […]

EMSOL in The News: Air Quality News

Countries around the world have reported significant drops in air pollution since implementing coronavirus restrictions. It’s our chance to make a lasting difference, writes Freddie Talberg, CEO and co-founder of EMSOL.

Webinar: Improving Air Quality in Logistics

Freight is at the heart of the economy, delivering vital goods and services to people and companies. This is even more true with recent COVID-19 pandemic necessitating 300-500% increases in […]

Clean Air at last – but at what cost

An article from EMSOL CEO and co-founder, Freddie Talberg sharing his thoughts on the current situation with COVID-19.

EMSOL in The News: Business Cloud

POLLUTION TECH FIRM EXPECTS £2M SALES IN FIRST YEAR
Freddie Talberg, co-founder and CEO of EMSOL, says the international market is ripe for environmentally-focused IoT infrastructure

What is the real impact of a zero emission street?

Barely a week goes by without the latest plan or initiative aimed at reducing emissions or reducing levels of air pollution. This coming week will see the latest in this long line, when Beech Street in the City of London becomes one of the first zero emission streets in the country.

EMSOL selected as innovative start-up to tackle Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge

EMSOL selected as innovative start-up to tackle Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge EMSOL has been selected as one of the winners of the Transport for London (TfL) Freight Lab […]

EMSOL are crowdfunding

EMSOL empowers organisations to take steps every day to make a lasting difference in reducing transport pollution. Since we began with that mission in 2017, the debate around air pollution […]

Air quality in rail – event annoucement

Leaders in air quality from the rail industry to gather in London for morning of knowledge sharing and debate If you are working to improve the environmental performance of the […]

What impact means to us

The following interview with Freddie Talberg, CEO and co-founder at EMSOL is taken from a discussion with Seedtribe. What is EMSOL’s mission Our mission is to help our customers take […]

EMSOL joins RSSB – Rail Safety and Standards Board

EMSOL has successfully been accepted as a member of the RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board). The RSSB plays a key role in driving forward standards and continuous improvements in […]

Air quality action in Birmingham New Street

[Update August 2020 – to hear more about how EMSOL worked with Network Rail at Birmingham New Street you can also listen to the webinar ‘Improving Air Quality in Rail‘ […]

EMSOL exhibits at the MOVE2020 start-up village

EMSOL exhibited at the MOVE2020 start-up village this week. The show is an important event in the calendar, where key influencers in the disruptive technology and innovation space come together to discuss the major city mobility challenges.

Croydon construction site simplifies approach to air quality

EMSOL is now helping simplify Croydon Council’s approach to air quality at the Wandle Road car park development, a 25-storey block of residential flats that will which will bring 128 new homes in central Croydon. The Wandle development is part of a major £5.25bn regeneration programme in the borough that will transform the town centre.

EMSOL wins Rushlight Award

EMSOL received the 2019/20 Rushlight Environmental Analysis Award which celebrates the significant achievements in developing the technology, innovation, and methods that underpin the accurate and reliable monitoring and measurement of […]

8 things your local authority could do today about air quality

Local authorities play a critical role in improving air quality in their local areas. Not only do they have the legal power to actually do things, but they can act […]

Croydon Selects EMSOL to Reduce Construction Site Emissions

Croydon needed a solution beyond monitoring which would enable them to take targeted action to improve air quality on construction sites. Learn how EMSOL delivers breach evidence attributed to specific vehicles so that Croydon and their partners can reduce emissions.

How to minimise the air quality impact of construction?

A new development can often be one of the most controversial issues that a community can face. With a need to build 300,000 new homes per year plenty of communities […]

Air quality is all the rage

Air quality is all the rage Well, we would say this wouldn’t we? We are an air quality start-up company after all. But we think that it is fair to […]

What the Queens Speech means for air quality in the UK

Amongst all of the furore that is currently enveloping UK politics with elections and Brexit, the UK Government finally its policy proposals from improving air quality in the UK. The most […]

EMSOL monitoring air and noise quality within rail sector

Air and noise quality sensors installed in first of its kind project to take targeted action on pollution and reduce impact. EMSOL and East West Rail Alliance (EWRA) have partnered […]

UK Government announces £2 million of clean air funding for councils, how would you like to get hold of it?

[Update August 2020 – the funding mentioned in this round is no longer available, however, EMSOL is ready to work with local authorities to enable targeted action to improve pollution. […]

The case for action

[Updated August 2020 – COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the link between respiratory health issues and air quality with emerging evidence linking air pollution to an increased vulnerability to […]

Air quality action through persistence

Barely a week goes by without some sort of environmental protest, it would seem. But last weeks really was something else. If the activists behind the recent climate strike are […]

Should we be worried about air pollution on sunny days?

[Updated August 2020 – COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the link between respiratory health issues and air quality with emerging evidence linking air pollution to an increased vulnerability to […]

Banning high-polluting vehicles – is it worth it?

Not a week goes by without some sort of story that proposes a ban on some sort of vehicle as a way of tackling air quality issues. In addition to […]

Rail sector deploys EMSOL platform to understand air quality impact

[Update August 2020 – to hear more about how EMSOL worked with Network Rail at Birmingham New Street you can also listen to the webinar ‘Improving Air Quality in Rail‘ featuring […]

The railway air quality challenge

Hear more about the air quality challenge from HS2, Network Rail, and Chiltern Railways in our on-demand webinar. Whenever you think of green transport, chances are you will think of […]

It’s coming…

Over the last few months, EMSOL has been working hard on its trial sites and behind the scenes to get our new air quality monitoring platform up and running. Now, […]

ULEZ – are you ready for it?

It can be easy to get yourself stuck in a bubble, and be shocked that many people are not aware of what you are aware of. It seems that everyone […]

Making delivery easier

It’s another week, and there is another air quality story suggesting what actions local authorities should take to protect the most vulnerable groups in our society. This week, Public Health […]

Bringing the public with you

Having spent much of the earlier part of last week basking in the unseasonably warm weather, we were brought back to Earth with a bump today as we read the […]

New build shouldn’t mean new problems

A new housing development can often be one of the most controversial issues that a community can face. With a need to build 300,000 new homes per year, plenty of […]

Is innovation in environmental protection finally being taken seriously?

There are some news items that genuinely take all of us here at EMSOL by surprise. We had such a news item pop into our inbox this week, with the […]

Let’s talk about buses

It’s fair to say that we are into freight and logistics. Which is understandable given the backgrounds of our founders. But freight and logistics vehicles are not the only large […]

How EMSOL can help local authorities with public health

As those of you who work in local authorities know, many Councils in the UK have a duty to improve the health of local people. Not improve public health as […]

Clean Air Strategy 2019: A load of hot air?

[Updated August 2020 – COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the link between respiratory health issues and air quality with emerging evidence linking air pollution to an increased vulnerability to […]

What does an electric future mean for EMSOL?

Over the last couple of weeks we have been talking a lot about the impact of Ultra Low Emission Zones on the EMSOL business. But another transport revolution is taking […]

Future Scenarios for ULEZs

As we discussed in our article last week, Ultra-Low Emission Zones are becoming and increasingly-used weapon in the arsenal of local authorities to tackle poor air quality in their area. […]

ULEZs and EMSOL – Are they are threat?

Ultra-Low Emission Zones are becoming an increasingly-used weapon in the arsenal of local authorities seeking to tackle poor air quality in their area. We have discussed these, and our preference […]

What makes EMSOL different?

We have spoken over the last few months about the importance of air quality in our cities, and how local authorities are taking an increasing interest in this space. With […]

Taking stock

As alluded to in our post last week, it has been a crazy time over the last few weeks for us at EMSOL. A lot of people are getting excited […]

Should the right to clean air be law?

Here at EMSOL, we of course believe that everyone should be able to breathe clean air. But this article, discussing whether or not this should be enshrined in law, caused […]

When fluffy is meaningful

Whilst September has been a busy month for us, it is always worthwhile keeping track of what good work is being done in local communities across the UK to improve […]

A strategy for local authority action

It would appear that the Government is finally getting serious on air pollution. Or at least serious on Council’s, who are not doing their bit to tackle air pollution in […]

The power of the customer

Everybody has heard the saying that the customer is always right. It is the perfect summary of the power that customers have over the market, and for those of us […]

Councils as air quality leaders

We have long advocated that local authorities are at the forefront of tackling air quality issues in our cities. Not only do they have the authority to take action, but […]

The case for action

Just when you think the case for something is overwhelming, a bit of evidence appears that makes the issue much more personal. Not personal in a ‘we are doing this […]

Taking action for our children

As parents, there are few things that are more motivating than the well being and health of our children. It is partly the inspiration why we work at EMSOL. Air […]

Every little helps

Keeping up with the latest news in the fields of air and noise pollution is a never-ending task. Not least because the technology sector is now taking an increasing interest […]

A lot of small changes can make a big difference

One the biggest mantras in the environmental movement has been that whilst individually changes to reduce our environmental impact seem small, collectively it makes a big difference. I’m sure many […]

Under the weather?

[Updated August 2020 – COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the link between respiratory health issues and air quality with emerging evidence linking air pollution to an increased vulnerability to […]

Enabling innovation in air quality at a local level

Local Councils across the UK are, in some respects, ideally placed to tackle air quality issues that they face. Unlike some other areas of public service, they have a wide […]

Local Councils as the front line in tackling air pollution

The air quality space at the moment is an exciting one, with policy makers and businesses committing to action. None more-so than at the city level, where cities such as […]

Should we electrify the vehicle fleet?

This week, some research from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association has shown that despite the promise and the hype, there are still some major barriers to the widespread adoption of […]

Why regulation isn’t always the answer

Barely a week goes by without air quality being in the news. What’s been concerning me is how in recent months, much of the media coverage has been about regulation […]

To tackle air quality issues, partnership working is critical

The pollution issues faced cities require collaborative working between a number of partners and actors. This is no different in freight and logistics, where the responsibility for tackling such an […]

We need awesome people to help us fix the most polluted towns in the UK

This week, the World Health Organization published its annual report on air pollution, following new data that it has on how many people are subject to air pollution issues globally. […]

Opportunities posed by major projects

As most of you who live in a major city may know, there are a lot of big construction projects underway. The UK Government’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline identifies a […]

Ensuring relevant data and insight for air and noise pollution monitoring

For issues that are now so common when we speak of urban areas, the amount of data that is available to understand both air and noise pollution issues is comparatively […]

Technologies required to enable an ‘Internet of Emissions’

If you ask the average person in the street what Smart Cities and Internet of Things are, chances are you will get a blank face. The Institution of Engineering and […]

The team needed to build new air quality solutions

Collaboration and cooperation across the private and public sectors is critical to tackling the air quality issues faced by our cities. That is why we are pleased to be at […]

What else is needed apart from new technologies?

The transport sector is very much driven by operational requirements and technical capability. Regardless of the issue faced, new technologies and means of operations have featured heavily in the response. […]

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