Onset’s HOBO product line includes versatile tools for contractors to monitor what’s going on inside a home. Among them is the MX1101 temperature and humidity logger, which delivers data wirelessly to mobile devices for easy downloading and analysis. In homes, the MX1101 can help users identify mold-prone areas or fine-tune a home’s heating and cooling needs. The associated mobile app lets users configure the device, set the time-frame for monitoring, and receive alarm notifications if problems arise. The reliable sensors and data loggers are being used in university programs to help teach the finer points of building science. Students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) are using Onset's temperature and relative humidity data loggers in a hands-on green construction project.

“The data loggers are collecting data every six hours in the two test houses," says Donny Holmes, program director and instructor of construction management. "One of the houses is built similar to the majority of houses in the US. The other house is an EarthCraft House and was built under new green building and energy efficiency standards. The...

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