We are a team of professionals with a long and solid experience in indoor/outdoor environmental (IEQ/OEQ) measurements and monitoring.
Our backgrounds lie primarily in electronics and measuring and monitoring equipment and its applications, but more important we provide added value, as long years of expertise and practice in HVAC and building physics application. In short, we know the context of what our equipment and services are used for.
Our vision is that our customers see us as a company helping them to improve the indoor environment in their buildings, that our solutions contribute to the wellbeing and better performance of the occupants of their buildings in all possible fields: domestic, commercial, industrial and institutional.
Our driving force is to increase the awareness of professionals and the public to understand that the indoor environment, particularly, thermal comfort is one of the most significant factors in the well-being of individuals, either in working or in residential circumstances. However, indoor environment is an invisible phenomenon and is heavily dependent on the perception of individuals. We make it our goal to objectify the environment surrounding us, making it visible with advanced measuring or monitoring and visualisation techniques.
There is always an obligation to prove to the buildings owner, tenants, facility management, and not in the least, to the occupants either in new builds or in existing situations, that their indoor environment complies with legal standards or with professional standards of good practise. Satisfying all parties involved begins with ‘knowing’.
”to measure is to know” Werner von Siemens
Annika Sanjuanello, MA. Managing Director
Annika has a MA degree in Language and a BA in Language, Culture and Marketing with Focus in Spanish Speaking Countries. She has a long multicultural business and sales experience from Sweden, Mexico and Spain.
Eduardo Sanjuanello, M.Sc.E.E. Senior Technical Consultant
Eduardo Sanjuanello, Senior technical Consultant and Sales Europe
Eduardo is an electronic engineer with a master degree in microelectronics and studies in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration. He has experience in integrated circuit design, measuring and monitoring equipment. A broad experience with a multinational company were his skills as a project leader, account manager and business developer as well as his ability to prioritise and overcome objections, make him a reliable consultant.
He has been a project leader in Central Europa and Latin America, Account manager in the Middle East, Service account manager in Central Europe and Latin America and a Business developer in North America. Back in Sweden Eduardo became involved in the sales of instrumentation and training within HVAC applications, it did not take long before Eduardo found the field of thermal comfort and sustainability as very interesting and full of challenges.
As a co-founder of Colswe Consulting AB, Eduardo is determined to bridge the gap between the highly experienced and educated individuals in the academic sphere and those technicians performing the measurement and monitoring of thermal comfort. What is clear for the first individuals is not necessary clear for those entrepreneurs out in the field. Why, where, when, what to use and how to measure is not that easy for the latest individuals, furthermore, many builders consider the thermal comfort measurement as a burden to their budget, they do not see that the contribution to the wellbeing and performance of the occupants of their building is the best for their business.
José Corrales, Manager – Consultant and Sales Americas
Industrial engineer, with studies and experience in planning and production programming with different softwares. Process simulation, evaluation and adoption of the latest state-of-the-art technologies. Purchasing – Warehouse Inventory process, Market research, Strategic planning, Data processing and information analysis for decision making, Budget preparation, execution and control, Analysis of investment alternatives and financial indicators, Diverse activities for economic-administrative management.
External Senior technical consultants
Leo van Cappellen, Van Cappellen Advies bv, The Netherlands
Dutch senior indoor environment specialist and mechanical and electrical building services consultant. Has a track record of many years in design and construction industry, including most of those years as an independent lead engineer and consultant, of which over 20 years with his own firm.
Leo has worked in building projects in The Netherlands and in other countries. The scope of his personal work and involvement covers activities such as initial setting the performance and functional specifications, designing of installations, engineering, specification writing, procurement, site supervision, completion supervision and aftercare.
His observations regarding the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) can be found in a paper he presented at the 2017 Healthy Buildings Conference of ISIAQ. “Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). WHO CARES?” Click here for pdf.
The past few years Leo has, next to his projects work, personally developed a professional IEQ monitoring system, which offers a unique 24/7 inside look into the invisible workplace environment. A paper about this he has presented also at the 2017 Healthy Buildings Conference of ISIAQ “Healthy buildings: IEQ Objetivisation by real time monitoring” Click here for pdf.
His initiative was born out of frustration by a lack of non-laboratory first line indicative IEQ monitoring equipment. During the development, Leo has engaged professor Manuel Gameiro (see next) for scientific support and software development.
Manuel Carlos Gameiro da Silva, M Sc, Ph.D. Professor at University of Coimbra, Portugal
Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. Scholar of the MIT-Portugal Program. Invited Professor of the Master Course GBBV Green Buildings, Batiments Verts at ENTPE – University of Lyon, France, since 2010. Invited Professor at METU-NCC, in the academic year 2013-2014.
Coordinator of the Sustainable Energy Thematic Line of LAETA (Associated Laboratory of Energy, Transports and Aeronautics).
Coordinator of the Energy for Sustainability Initiative of the University of Coimbra (www.uc.pt/efs).
Vice-President of ADAI, a non-profitable research association connected to the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra.
Vice-President of Rehva and Chair of the Education Committee of Rehva (www.rehva.eu).
Has performed research on the fields of indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency and sustainability, sustainable mobility and aerodynamics. Principal investigator and coordinator of more than 30 research projects sponsored by international, national and private organizations. Teaches courses about Measurement Systems, Data Acquisition and Processing, Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy and Transports. Has given invited lectures in Bulgaria, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and United States of America.
Author and co-author of more than 300 publications, including books, scientific papers, book chapters, conference papers and technical reports.
Reviewer of research proposals (H2020 and FP7 of European Union, Portuguese Innovation Agency, Flanders Science Agency, Ministry of Science of Italy, Polish Science Agency, Romanian Science Agency) and of scientific papers submitted for publication in international journals and conferences.