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Feb 7, 2024

Measurement Meets Mitigation: CerroZone and Poppy Forge an Alliance and Launch First Joint Offering for Buildings to Meet New Health-Based IAQ ASHRAE Standard 241-2023

CerroZone, a leading innovator of standards-based Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) technology, and Poppy, creator of the first real-time, low-cost ventilation performance verification system, today announced a partnership to bridge the gap between building ventilation measurement and indoor air quality management with the release of the 241 Toolkit.

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Jan 23, 2024

AI, Hardware, And Fintech Collide At CES 2024 In Vegas

Poppy, is making significant breakthroughs in applying AI to aerosol and indoor air quality sensor data. Because the heating ventilating and air conditioning industry supplies air to the indoor world where we live 90% of our lives, it provides a critical function for human health. With the lion’s share of the energy usage of any building coming from its HVAC, such systems also have very real energy and cost-saving potential.

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Nov 13, 2023

Air sensor test kit — Poppy


Poppy, creators of the world’s first automated, real-time, indoor air monitoring system, today announced the release of its portable instant air tracer and sensor system test kit along with a hands-on training and accreditation program for building engineers and HVAC service providers.

Nov 9, 2023

Poppy partners with Answorth to improve IAQ in buildings

Poppy has released a portable instant air tracer and sensor system test kit for HVAC service providers and building owners, and has announced a partnership with Ainsworth to use the BreatheScore Kits.


Nov 8, 2023

Poppy releases ventilation test kits, partners with Ainsworth

The kits and Poppy’s training and accreditation program aim to help owners and operators monitor air quality and prepare for tighter regulations based on the new ASHRAE standard.


 Jul 12, 2023

Poppy Launches  BreatheScore Certify. 

Poppy Launches The Industry’s Only Real-Time Air Tracer Testing Technology To Help Buildings Comply With New ASHRAE Standard 241 

BreatheScore Certify, a Scalable, Cost Efficient, Digital Testing System to Maintain Clean, Healthy Indoor Air, Uses Market-Leading Science & Technology; Bolsters Safety in Offices, Schools, Healthcare Facilities and Homes

SAN FRANCISCO (July 12, 2023) — Poppy, providers of the world’s first automated, real-time, air monitoring system, today announced the release of BreatheScore Certify, the first commercially available digital air tracer particle system for buildings.


BreatheScore Certify’s instant air tracer technology and cost-effective certification program enables workplaces, property owners and operators to rapidly comply with ASHRAE Standard 241, the newly published standard for buildings to reduce the spread of airborne diseases including influenza and Covid. 

Poppy’s BreatheScore Certify is the industry’s most accurate, cost effective, and rapid way for buildings to measure and verify the delivery of clean air per occupant. 

By mimicking human breath, Poppy’s particle and sensor system measures the effectiveness of all natural and mechanical ventilation, purifiers, and filters at professional-grade accuracy with a 20 minute test. The actionable data available in the BreatheScore Certify app reveals target occupancy levels, ventilation blindspots, and areas for HVAC energy optimization. BreatheScore Certify is the only automated digital system available today..   Sam Molyneux, Poppy’s co-CEO, is a member of the ASHRAE Standard 241 committee subgroup responsible for building commissioning and maintenance. Published on July 7th, this pioneering standard, written in code-enforceable language, was developed to reduce the risk of transmission of airborne diseases in buildings. “At Poppy, we’ve created a highly accurate and reliable solution that’s accessible to all buildings, budgets and environments,” said Sam Molyneux, co-CEO and co-founder of Poppy. “Within a day, we can assess a large building, with no interruptions to daily work, productivity or building operations. Historically this level of insight required high degrees of manual labor, time and financial resources. Our sensor and air tracer technology is the only system on the market that provides this level of precision and speed to results.”  Standard 241, which is expected to be incorporated into building codes starting later this year, sets requirements for the amount of clean, pathogen-free air that must be provided per occupant when called upon by public health authorities, reducing the risk of transmission of airborne viruses in workplaces, schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, factories, warehouses, and residential buildings. BreatheScore Certify includes regular spot checks throughout the year to help facilities maintain safe and cost-efficient operations regardless of the season and occupancy rates. “Over 70% of Class A buildings are largely over-ventilated, and yet they are often ridden with undetected, under-ventilated hotspots that can lead to pathogen spread,” said Elizabeth Caley, co-CEO and co-founder of Poppy. “Even prior to Covid, 42% of all illnesses annually were upper respiratory diseases, largely caused by transmission indoors where we spend 90% of our time. Poppy reveals the invisible, so facility teams can make data-driven decisions that benefit everyone’s wellbeing.” Poppy’s new product offering is available today starting at $149.95 per month, and comes on the heels of a newly announced partnership between Primary.Health and Poppy. Together, the two companies recently launched a new air safety program for schools across the U.S. The program deploys Primary.Health’s web-based platform and Poppy’s air monitoring system and ensures that schools are providing the cleanest air possible for their students and staff.  About Poppy Poppy is the creator of BreathScore Certify, the only commercially available air tracer particle product for offices, schools, residential buildings, workplaces and hospitals to verify against the new ASHRAE Standard 241. With 18 patents and counting, Poppy ventilation verification products are used by hundreds of building operators and corporations to unlock HVAC energy cost savings while keeping occupants healthy. The company’s real-time tracer particle system digitally verifies the impact of all purification, filtration, and ventilation measures. Poppy solutions range from a rapid, zero-install building certification service to 3D professional digital airflow mapping and 24/7 ventilation monitoring with IAQ, wildfire, vape, and smoke detection. Recognized as the 5th Most Innovative Company by Fast Company magazine, Poppy was established in 2019, in San Francisco.

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 Jun 23, 2023

In a recent article by Quartz, Poppy innovation was highlighted. 

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In a recent Quartz article Poppy innovation and was shown as a new solution for getting indoor air insight and meaningful data. 


"One problem with CO2 monitoring: it doesn’t tell us how air is filtered. Aerosol tracing is a technology that could address that shortfall.

One California-based startup, Poppy, has developed test kits consisting of sensors and diffusers to measure how air moves within an indoor setting, and how quickly particles are cleared. Based on that information, an office or school can make improvements by tweaking their HVAC system or opening windows."

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 Jun 12, 2023

Primary.Health and Poppy Launch A New Air Safety Program for Schools Across the United States

We're excited to announce that, following successful pilots in California, Primary.Health and Poppy are launching a new air safety program for schools. There’s been increased momentum in setting the bar for indoor air to keep us all safe from airborne infections. Recently, the CDC released a health-based ventilation target of at least five air changes per hour, while ASHRAE is only weeks away from publishing a landmark standard for infection control in buildings.

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 May 31, 2023

Primary.Health and Poppy Partnering for safer air in schools

We're excited to announce that, following successful pilots in California, Primary.Health and Poppy are launching a new air safety program for schools.

There’s been increased momentum in setting the bar for indoor air to keep us all safe from airborne infections. Recently, the CDC released a health-based ventilation target of at least five air changes per hour, while ASHRAE is only weeks away from publishing a landmark standard for infection control in buildings.

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Jan 26, 2023

Primary.Health and Poppy Health Collaborate with Head Start Oakland to Eradicate Airborne Viruses in Classrooms Through Air Safety Monitoring

Primary.Health and Poppy Health, announce the extension of their partnership to protect public health through a project with Head Start, City of Oakland. The 13 Head Start locations have access to Primary.Health’s web-based platform to manage their infectious disease testing and tracking programs and Poppy’s air monitoring tools to reduce airborne viruses that cause flu, COVID and RSV and monitor ventilation performance.


Dec 29, 2022

Poppy Health measure's indoor air ventilation on a massive scale

A lot of public health depends on measuring proxies for health, such as checking the level of COVID-19 in waste water as a cheap, accurate and (importantly) privacy-preserving way to determine how widespread the disease is in a municipality. Recently, Poppy Health has created a clever technology to determine how well buildings are protecting people from air-borne diseases.

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Nov 25, 2022

Testing Toronto's indoor spaces for virus transmission risk

Toronto is participating in what’s being billed as the first ever city-wide program to test and rate the indoor air quality of spaces where people work, shop, and gather.

The City is partnering with BreatheEasy, which uses a 20 minute rapid air safety test to determine air quality ratings.

Nov 24, 2022

A City-Scale Program For Indoor Air Safety, To Meet The Global Need.

Today, we announce the general availability of BreatheEasy, the world's first city-scale program to test and communicate indoor air safety. 

Nov 22, 2022

Survey Shows Workers’ Concerns Over Catching Colds

According to a survey by Leger (a Canadian market research firm) conducted on the behalf of BreatheEasy (a consortium of air safety, ventilation, and purification organizations), 70% of the participants were concerned about catching a respiratory virus at work.

Nov 17, 2022

With 70% of Toronto residents worried about getting sick at work, BreatheEasyTO measures the indoor air safety of over 100 public spaces

According to a Leger survey of workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) conducted on behalf of BreatheEasy, 70% are worried about catching a respiratory virus at work.

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Sept 21, 2022

Poppy Health releases results from pilot with Primary.Health on indoor air safety monitoring in schools

Poppy Health, providers of the world’s most advanced Air Monitoring system for indoor air safety, today announced the completion of an initial pilot project in partnership with Primary.Health, provider of software and services for large-scale testing and vaccinations, to test indoor air at California schools.

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Aug 22, 2022

Poppy Health is now GBAC STAR Registered

We’re excited to announce that Poppy’s Biosafety Intelligence System is GBAC STAR™ Registered. Under the guidance of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, Poppy’s offering aligns with the GBAC STAR Accreditation Program, and demonstrates our infectious disease prevention best practices that minimize risks associated with infectious agents, like the COVID-19 virus.

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Mar 8, 2022

The most innovative design companies of 2022

Explore the full 2022 list of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, 528 organizations whose efforts are reshaping their businesses, industries, and the broader culture. We’ve selected the firms making the biggest impact with their initiatives across 52 categories, including the most innovative media, style, and consumer goods companies.


Dec 7, 2021

Omicron and the Fourth Phase of Pandemic Response

In December 2021, we are roughly two years into the global COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is thus far responsible for 264 million cases globally, leading to the death of over 5.2 million people.


Nov 10, 2021

A 'smoke detector' for COVID-19? It's here

It’s obvious to anyone that the world has changed in this time, but what’s remarkable is how it has changed in such different ways in different geographies, communities and circumstances. This week, the emergence of Omicron has shuffled the cards again, with radical shifts in travel, masking mandates, occupancy restrictions, and expectations.


Oct 23, 2021

Toronto company debuts COVID-19 detection technology

A Canadian company has developed a technology it claims will make offices safer for Canadians returning to work during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jasmine Pazzano has more.



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