To celebrate National Clean Air Day, we're proud to announce a new Solomon Story that gives businesses real-time access to air quality information for each of their locations. 

The Story is powered by CleanSpace whose users help them to gather data by carrying a small sensor called a Tag. The Tag takes readings of all major pollutants and sends data to the cloud (presumably a very white one) via the user's mobile phone. The Solomon team, along with the LeedsBID street teams, are taking part and capturing data from across the BID area in central Leeds.

Like many towns and cities across the UK, Leeds has a poor history when it comes to the air we breathe.

According to our own research, there is a 4.5 year difference in life expectancy between the boroughs of Leeds that have the highest and lowest levels of Nitrogen Dioxide pollution. Unlocking air quality data for Business Improvement Districts means that business communities can better understand where the problem areas are and how they can work together to make places cleaner and greener for all.

Solomon has been designed to plug into data from any source on the web. Please take part in our poll on Twitter and let us know what other information you think BIDs want to see on their local intelligence dashboards.