AtmosAir Featured at DUBAI IEQ Forum 2018

This past May 3rd, 2018, team members from AtmosAir, appeared and spoke at the 5th Annual Edition of the World IEQ forum at the University of Dubai. This exhibition provides a platform for discussing challenges, exchanging knowledge, and presenting innovations relevant to the IEQ. The IEQ is a multi-discipline subject where engineers, scientists, physicians as well as regulators play important roles and contribute to shape the development of indoor air quality issues.

Appearing among some of the most prominent energy-efficient companies and suppliers, team members from AtmosAir showcased the company’s newest clients in the UAE as well as recent advancements to our technologies and how AtmosAir continues to foster better IEQ in the Kingdom.

Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, Carlos Gendron, also touched upon the reoccurring theme that the forum centered on, ‘How do we balance the need for greater energy-efficiency with the demand for better indoor air quality?’ Gendron noted, “I had been looking for an opportunity for 2-3 years to speak in front of such a targeted audience of IEQ/IAQ/Sustainability focused decision-makers. I had a great connection with the audience, got lots of very good questions, and had a really good chance to make an impression of the role that AtmosAir could play in that market. A lot of people came up afterwards to discuss following up and engaging in various pilot projects to test and validate the concepts I presented (saving energy by reducing Outside Air), as well as the benefits our BPI technology can deliver.”

It was a honor to exhibit and speak during the Forum as the UAE is definitely on the right track to adopting technology that gives back to cleaner nature. Director of Health and Safety Development, Dubai Municipality, Redha H. Salmon notes, “The IEQ forum is the right answer for the fast evolvement and continued development of the technical areas within the IEQ which require such platforms.”

AtmosAir Gives Back to Green Building Legacy Project

This past winter, the AtmosAir team was honored to collaborate and teach students at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School the benefits and services of green-building technologies.

Specifically touching upon the benefits of AtmosAir’s Bi-Polar Ionization system, the team was also able to conduct a tour for the students of Boston’s TD Garden, to showcase the mechanical systems and where AtmosAir is installed within the arena’s facilities. This program takes place once-a-week at Boston Public Schools’ only vocational high school.

As seen in this two-minute video about the program, Executive Director, Kevin McCaskill, notes, “It’s important that our students really get on board with this new phenomenon about green technology and environmental causes. If our students are learning from industry-standard individuals, be it the leaders of the industry, or the workers themselves within the green technology field, it just enhances what our students can do, learn and perform within the industry and providing great opportunity for them.”

The vast majority of students within the program are in the Facilities Management Career Track, thus it makes sense to place a high priority focus on Green Building and the importance of clean indoor air quality.

AtmosAir CEO, Steve Levine, believes that “training and educating the next workforce on the latest green technologies is of major importance and priority, especially right now.” He adds, “We love teaching young students about our technologies and why we try to make an impact in the environment that they live and breathe in.”

For more information about the green building technology program at Madison Park
Vocational High School, please click here:

AtmosSmart Launches in Singapore

In April 2017, AtmosAir, along with technology partner in Singapore, Techbridge Ventures, was awarded a research grant from Jurong Town Corporation (JTC). One of the deliverables of the grant was to further develop AtmosSmart, the first smart bi polar ionization system that strengthens AtmosAir’s leadership position with respect to air purification and Measurement and Verification. […]

California Cannabis Market Utilizes AtmosAir BiPolar Ionization

With California’s cannabis markets now being regulated by the government, AtmosAir’s technologies are helping legal cannabis provider’s greater efficiencies and increased crop yields at lower costs than other comparable methods of cultivation. Lowering costs of production is critical as cultivators are facing a commoditized market of surplus inventory.

Recent reports by SF Gate and CBS News state that ‘California may have as much as eight times more cannabis supply than demand.  Supply and demand fluctuations will be a very real challenge for growers in California, just as they have been in Washington State, Oregon and Colorado.’  

Many grower’s businesses will not be able to survive given these new restrictions, thus it is vital to invest in an air filtration system that will help increase supply and reduce costs on additional expenses with cooling and air ventilation.

One particular AtmosAir California client to note is Micro Lab Farms.  One of the key components of Micro Lab Farms is AtmosAir’s patented Bipolar Ionization system,   the system neutralizes many chemical compounds and VOCs, sterilizes mold and bacteria, and reduces energy bills – because instead of paying for heating and cooling, growers can recycle conditioned, purified air instead.  

As seen in a recent Market Insider article, President of Micro Lab Farms, Terry Ubl notes, “Our system can mean the difference between success and failure.  With our sealed environment, water use is reduced by 90%, fertilizer use is reduced by 80%, energy use is a fraction of other methods, and pests and mold are virtually eliminated.”

 

How Flu Really Spreads and How to Help Prevent it with Proper Indoor Air Quality

According to Time Magazine, this flu season in particular, has been one of the worst the United States has seen in over a decade.  Even getting a flu shot is no guarantee you won’t end up with the flu that everyone seems to be getting this year, and it definitely doesn’t protect against the common cold.

Dr. Andrew Weil notes, “People who have the flu can pass it around just by breathing – no coughing or sneezing required.  This news comes from a [University of Maryland] study showing that droplets of infectious virus breathed into the air by people with flu stay suspended for minutes, even hours.”

Weil advises patients to ‘wash your hands frequently, avoid contact with people who have the flu, keep your hands away from your face and eyes, and if you’re sick, stay at home, drink adequate amounts of fluids and get plenty of rest.’

In addition, new non-pharmaceutical ways of preventing the flu are on the horizon, beginning with proper indoor air quality.

Equipping an air handler or HVAC system with an AtmosAir Bipolar Ionization system can help reduce certain biological organisms such as spores, bacteria and even the tiniest viruses.

Cleaner air and better indoor air quality represent a major step in transforming facilities into high performance buildings that tie to the organizational mission of a hospital or business. High performance buildings take a whole building approach to performance while creating spaces that are reliable, safe, healthy, comfortable and efficient.

AtmosAir Bi Polar Ionization systems, as demonstrated in our numerous healthcare projects, provide a unique hybrid of air purification: particle filtration, VOC filtration, and airborne virus filtration.

Visit AtmosAir at AHR 2018 – Exhibit 5764

AtmosAir Solutions will be participating in this week’s AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR marketplace, taking place January 22 – 24.  This year’s exhibition will be held at McCormick Place (map) in Chicago, Illinois.

Come visit us at exhibit 5764, where CEO, Steve Levine, and other representatives from the team will be showcasing new products and software that have been developed over the past year.

Levine noted, “We’re excited to be back again this year at AHR!  Since last year’s exhibition, we have capitalized on many of the relationships gained through AHR and we’re excited to showcase what AtmosAir accomplished in 2017. We are really excited to display AtmosSmart for the first time, the only intelligent bi polar ionization technology on the market.”

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), is the world’s largest HVACR conference. It initially began 86 years ago as a heating and ventilation show and has since grown into the major HVACR event of the year, held in major cities across the U.S.  This year’s Chicago show will highlight over 2,000 of the top HVACR technology manufacturers and innovative new suppliers.  The show is expected to attract over 65,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 165 countries worldwide.  Held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference, the AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI.

The following times are when AtmosAir will be exhibiting:

  • Monday, January 22, 10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday, January 23, 10am – 6pm
  • Wednesday, January 24, 10am – 4pm

Please come visit us at the AHR Expo in Chicago, exhibit 5764!  We hope to see you there!

Johnson Controls Partners with AtmosAir Solutions to Offer Enhanced Air Purification

Fairfield, CT – January 17, 2018 – Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the leading supplier of air handling and building controls equipment worldwide, and AtmosAirTM Solutions, the leading manufacturer of air purification systems using Bi-Polar Ionization, have partnered to deliver measurably cleaner indoor air quality. This collaboration will help JCI provide outstanding air purification performance in their YORK Air Handling Systems.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Johnson Controls,” stated Steve Levine, President and CEO of Clean Air Group, Inc. who manufacturers the AtmosAirTM Solutions product line. “There has been so much recent press and research on the negative impact poor indoor air quality has on people’s health and well-being. We look forward to working together with our partners at JCI for the betterment of people, buildings, and companies. We believe that with JCI’s leadership, the AtmosAirTM product line will be able to address the need for better Indoor Air Quality across the globe.”
JCI will design and manufacture AtmosAirTM air purification as a standard option within their YORK® Air Handling Systems. The enhanced system will deliver highly efficient, chemical-free air purification, providing healthy indoor air quality. AtmosAirTM purification systems generate bi-polar ions that are carried into the space where people live, work and play to significantly reduce harmful particulates, VOCs, allergens, mold, odors, bacteria and viruses. AtmosAirTM technology is a sustainable solution as it actively enhances indoor air quality which allows buildings to reduce outside air per ASHRAE’s 62.1 IAQ procedure, saving energy and operating costs.
“Bi-polar ionization products from AtmosAir™ strengthen our growing strategy to provide innovative factory-integrated IAQ solutions in the YORK® family of air handling products. AtmosAirTM is the leading manufacturer of air purification using bi-polar ionization technology. We look forward to future opportunities to deliver this IAQ solution to our customers,” said Rob Tanner, Director of Marketing for Air Handling Systems at Johnson Controls.
Clean indoor air quality represents a major step toward transforming spaces into high-performance buildings, taking a fresh approach to performance while creating environments that are healthy, comfortable, and efficient.
In addition to air purification, YORK air handling units feature energy recovery, airflow monitoring, and advanced humidity control options that improve the building environment and better control temperature and humidity, while optimizing performance.
Steve Levine noted, “It is a big deal to all of us at AtmosAirTM that JCI felt we were the leader in offering innovative IAQ products that help people. We believe our years of experience and extensive testing and case study library speaks for itself. We look forward to continuing to help as many people and buildings as possible improve their indoor air quality.”
Check out Johnson Controls’ AtmosAir Application Guide –HERE.
About Clean Air Group:

Clean Air Group’s AtmosAirTM brand provides unique and proven air purification technology that measurably improves indoor air quality while improving energy efficiency and reducing building operating costs.  Founded in 2007, Clean Air Group’s proprietary technologies can reduce mold, control the spread of bacteria and airborne viruses, and reduce airborne particles, VOCs, and germs that get past typical filtration solutions. For additional information, please visit www.AtmosAir.com.

About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. JCI’s 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.

DIY Health Risks – Including your air at home?

NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE IN A HOME polluted with harmful chemicals, right?

If you’re planning to take on a home remodel or “fixer-upper” type of project, we ask if you have ever paused to think about the chemicals and contaminants you are already exposed to and breathing in inside your home?

The Healthy Living Home Guide has made it easier to choose products that won’t contribute to indoor air pollution. The online guide was prepared by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization that focuses on chemicals in consumer products.

The guide looks at health risks in every room of the house and gives suggestions on what to do about them. In the bathroom, for example, caulks and adhesives can emit high concentrations of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. Drywall in your new bedroom can damage unprotected lungs or trap moisture and mold. And houses without the proper ventilation systems can circulate such gases as radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can damage DNA and cause cancer.

Air quality is the guide’s main concern — and because people spend most of their time indoors, it makes sense to home in on the air they breathe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside homes and other buildings can be more polluted than outside air in large cities.

At AtmosAir, we strive to protect your homes and families from harmful chemicals, allergens and contaminants.  Utilizing innovative Bi-Polar Ionization technologies, AtmosAir makes it possible for consumers to refresh their indoors with healthy air.  The system features sustainable AtmosAir BPI tubes that distribute negative and positive ions that travel into our breathing space to break down allergens, bacteria and cancer-causing gaseous elements.  Once these harmful particles and VOCs are removed from our breathing range, one’s breathing environment is essentially left pollution free!

For more information about how to install AtmosAir into your home, please reach out to us here.

AtmosAir Installed at 70 Million Dollar University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Ent Center for the Arts

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) Ent Center for the Arts is nearing its scheduled January 2018 completion. The 8,500-square meter arts center boasts five venues, rehearsal studios, classrooms, practice rooms, balconies and gardens. The unique building intentionally looks different from existing architecture on the UCCS campus.

“Part of it is that the campus really wants to create a gateway,” said Chris Wineman, principal of Semple Brown architects of Denver, which designed the Ent Center. “It’s a highly visible marker because this is going to be an area of growth for UCCS, and because the building is going to serve the public and the students. They didn’t feel it had to have the same brick as buildings on campus. It could be a departure.” Community partners that hope to use the center include Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, among many others.

Despite being located over 1 mile above sea level in the beautiful, mountainous Colorado Springs, the designers still wanted to consider for the indoor air quality issues that may still arise, even in these pristine outdoor conditions. UCCS management took into consideration the success of AtmosAir with providing reduced odor, allergen and bacteria environments for performers in similar locations such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and multiple training facilities for college and professional athletes throughout the US. AtmosAir has been installed throughout the building to make the space immediately able to be occupied following renovation by removing VOCs and odors. On an ongoing basis, they are excited about AtmosAir reducing allergens and bacteria that may impact the comfort and performance of their performers and audiences.

Design of the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts is led by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, New York, with Semple Brown Design, Denver, serving as the architect of record. JE Dunn Construction, Colorado Springs, is general contractor for the building. Bryan Construction, Colorado Springs, was general contractor overseeing the design/build of the infrastructure improvements.

If you have questions about improving the air in your space, please give me a call at 13764254141.

Ivy Education Group uses AtmosAir to Improve the Air

The administration at Daystar, part of the Ivy Education Group, was preparing to start the school year at their newly renovated campus in Sanlitun, but they realized that the building had a problem with elevated levels of formaldehyde and TVOCs.  Luckily, the teams at Environment Assured and AtmosAir were able to quickly implement a solution over the October Holiday in order to ensure students didn’t miss any school and parents could send their kids to school worry-free.

Formaldehyde along with many other harmful gasses such as benzene, xylene and toluene that fall under the grouping total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) are a common and serious problem for newly renovated spaces, especially schools.  These gasses get released from materials such as paint, flooring, glues, furniture and other products used in renovation.  They are clearly linked to both short term effects such as headaches and nausea as well as longer term effects such as asthma and cancer.  While these gasses have negative effects for everybody, children are especially sensitive.

Following a careful inspection of the school by the team at Environment Assured the teams at AtmosAir and Environment Assured determined that the best solution would be to place two 500F units in each of the four outside air systems serving the school.  This configuration would optimize distribution of the positive and negative oxygen ions from the AtmosAir systems and these ions would subsequently break down the harmful gasses.  This solution was implemented in a very short timeframe and a subsequent air test was done just days following this implementation.  The results of the air test were great.  Over 31 points, formaldehyde averaged less than 1/5th of the national limit and TVOC averaged less than 1/10th of the national limit.  Benzene, toluene and xylene were all undetectable.

Moreover, both administrators and teachers at Daystar commented that “Besides not only removing the strong smells of new renovation, the AtmosAir systems have made the air smell and feel crisp and clean.”