Glasgow City Council

Tackling Damp & Mould in Social Housing

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is helping Glasgow City Council and their Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) – West of Scotland Housing Association and Southside Association, to improve the health and wellbeing of Glasgow residents.

North installed Tempus intelligent housing sensors in homes across the central belt to monitor atmospheric conditions within the properties. The smart sensors monitor and share data across the IoT Scotland network, enabling Glasgow City Council and the RSLs to record and analyse moisture readings every 20 minutes.

Enabling the properties to be proactively monitored and facilitating early intervention, such as where high moisture conditions are recorded and which, if not addressed can cause damp and mould and can lead to a host of health and wellbeing concerns.
The innovative pilot demonstrates how the use of sensor-driven digital solutions can improve housing services and raise awareness of the technologies available in this sector and the savings they can make.

As part of the scheme, the RSLs also undertook a comprehensive review of the selected homes in partnership with North to identify any existing issues with the properties. Residents were also provided with information packs detailing the benefits and guidance on the installation of the sensors which are now up and running.



  • Reduce issues such as damp and mould which can have a detrimental impact on resident’s health and wellbeing over time
  • Reduce fuel poverty and create healthier and safer places for residents to live
  • Improve property conditions and reduce repair and maintenance bills
  • Enhance the services and value delivered to housing association tenants
  • Improve operating performance and reduce costs
  • Futureproof the council’s availability of fit-for-purpose accommodation
  • Remote monitoring can reduce the need to travel to sites which reduces transport miles and associated carbon emissions