Sustainability Vision

TakeAir stands firmly for improved breathing through long term solutions addressing both social and environmental issues.

Our sustainability vision: the road to long term solutions

We aim to make a true change, with respect for the earth’s “natural capital”. TakeAir is a service that ensures not one wasteful replacement, repair or landfill contribution.

  • Natural resources in a circular system and economy
  • Products made from biodegradable or recycled materials
  • Built for longevity
  • Modular system, so all pieces can be individually replaced and reused
  • Products get updated continuously
  • When a piece breaks, we fix, reuse and recycle it
  • Reusable filters which are cleaned and returned to their systems
  • Our Air Treatment produces no waste materials
  • Energy neutral: < 20 pa pressure drop when working
  • Carbon neutral system

We aim to work sustainably and want to deliver great improvements for the air we breathe. Small steps every day bring us towards our long term goals.

Sustainability is a core concept for the TakeAir operations. Our attention is directed towards environmental and social concerns for air quality and the impact it has on the world today. TakeAir sees climate and social responsibility as pivotal elements for its future and growth. Our mission: improving the health of our citizens, creating awareness and creating innovative solutions.

Jo Pannecoucke

Imagine a biosphere in your building. Healthy, well-balanced and clean air for everyone to breathe. Studies show it is crucial for humans’ well-being and overall health. Additionally, you are supporting the environment through the reduction of your energy consumption and lowering your carbon footprint, as well as limiting the waste production of your HVAC system. It is a no-brainer.

Jo Pannecoucke
Founding Father TakeAir

Current state of air quality

Recent estimates attribute 6.5 million premature deaths to air pollution. This makes it the fourth greatest risk factor for human health. A well-designed air quality strategy has a serious impact and co-benefits on energy, climate, transport, trade, agriculture, biodiversity, and socio-economic development goals (IEA, 2016) (OECD, 2015).

After a global crisis in which the air we breathe played a huge role, we hold our breath for what is to come. Addressing Covid-19 solutions as an isolated fight would be a big mistake. As countries, buildings, and restaurants reopen, we need structural changes to make sure that when this happens again, we will be ready to protect our friends, family, and employees.

As current policies continue, it seems that a number of sustainability goals will likely not be met within the next two decades. Emissions of air pollutants would cause 40% more premature deaths from outdoor air pollution than today, carbon emissions would rise globally by 0.4% per year.

TakeAir believes we have an opportunity to make ambitious chan­ges and deliver strong policy options.

Air quality is directly and indirectly connected

Many aspects of air quality, similar to nature, can be directly linked to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

  • SDG 1: No Poverty: Improving human health is associated with a reduction in poverty
  • SDG 4: Quality Education: The concept of the microbiome and biological air treatments puts forward a new way of thinking about the interaction between bacteria and the human body: these insights are overturning previous assumptions, thereby endowing knowledge and endorsing high-level education.
  • Target 3.9. : “By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination.”
    • § 3.9.1. : “Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution”
  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Leading innovation ideas in the industrial biological sector is relevant to sustainable practices and crucial in new fields of research (such as microbiome)
  • SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
    • Target 11.6. : “By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.
    • § 11.6.2. : “Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 and PM10) in cities (population-weighted)”

Read the full document regarding our Sustainable Development Vision here.