AtmosAir Solutions Indoor Air Quality Systems Enhance United Airlines Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport!

AtmosAir Solutions has recently been installed at Chicago-based carrier’s United Club Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Furthermore, the lounge has achieved gold-level certification through the new Audubon International Green Hospitality program.

This particular program provides third-party verification that facilities have met environmental best practice standards and have demonstrated a strong commitment to water quality, water conservation, waste minimization, resource conservation and energy efficiency.

The Chicago Business Journal noted, ‘The carrier’s United Club location in Terminal 7 at LAX was recognized for its exemplary indoor air quality, innovative composting program, and overall dedication to environmental stewardship,’ and AtmosAir Solutions is ecstatic to be a part of the initiative in helping provide better breathing environments to those traveling both domestically and internationally.

AtmosAir™ is the most proven and effective air purification solution to reduce particulate matter (PM), VOCs, and pathogens to create healthy indoor environments where people thrive.  With over 7,500 installations and scores of independent tests, the data is so compelling that we’ve guaranteed our results greatly impact each client’s breathing space.

Gavin Molloy, United’s vice president of corporate real estate and environmental affairs stated: “As an industry-leading airline in green initiatives, we are constantly pursuing ways to reduce our footprint, whether through our use of low-carbon, sustainable aviation biofuel or our revaluation of onboard materials that resulted in keeping 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air each year.”

In 2017, ‘Air Transport World magazine titled United the “Eco-Airline of the Year,” and AtmosAir Solutions is proud to contribute to the cause.

Going forward, we will be continuing our eco-work to help improve the sustainability of both airport terminals and airline’s lounges around the world.

Photo Credit: UNITED AIRLINES

AtmosAir Helps Green Schools Keep Promises to Parents

As many organizations unite to combat air pollution, environmental groups such as Moms Clean Air Force, have been leading the initiative to better the indoor air quality within schools across the country.

Moms Clean Air Force is a community of over 1,000,000 moms—and dads!—working together to combat air pollution, including the urgent crisis of our changing climate.

The air quality in schools is largely unregulated and can also pose significant challenges to health and learning. A member from the Moms Clean Air Force, Molly Rauch, says schools’ indoor air quality, “has been linked to asthma and respiratory ailments, and has measurable impacts on the health and productivity of students and teachers.”

Rauch adds that according to the Healthy School Network: “Out of the nearly 100,000 public school buildings in the country, more than two-thirds have at least one dire infrastructure problem, like leaking roofs or inadequate ventilation in need of repair or replacement, as well as poor chemical management. The American Society of Civil Engineers says schools are in worse shape than prisons.”

AtmosAir™ is the most proven and effective solution to reduce inhalable particualate matter (PM), VOCs, and pathogens to create healthy indoor environments where people thrive.  By installing our efficient system throughout schools, results have indicated that improvements in school environmental quality can enhance academic performance, as well as teacher and staff productivity and retention.  AtmosAir is installing systems in over ten schools this summer. 

According to the EPA, ‘conditions found in older, poorly maintained school buildings — leaky roofs; problems with heating, ventilation and insufficient cleaning or excessive use of cleaning chemical in connection with air conditioning systems, as well as, mold, dust and toxic fumes from products and pesticides. These conditions increase absenteeism and reduce academic performance.’

In addition to our installation, efforts have been increasing to clean up schools.  According to USAToday, the Green School movement is sweeping the country, as ‘green schools exist in every state and account for 45% of new school construction, up from 15% in 2008.”  Nearly half of the nation’s schools require some sort of green certification like LEED, as a condition to receiving state construction funds.  Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED has become an important moniker in environmentally-conscious construction.

As student performance has been proven to directly correlate with their learning environments, AtmosAir Solutions will be continuing our eco-work to help improve the sustainability of public and private learning schools both on a domestic and international scale.

AtmosAir New Project Spotlights: Doha Metro & Presence Saints Mary’s Hospital:

ATMOSAIR NEW PROJECT SPOTLIGHTS: DOHA METRO & ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL:

Since our last newsletter, the AtmosAir team is very excited to announce two new project spotlights, the Doha Metro and St. Mary’s Hospital! While both are two very unique acquisitions, they demonstrate the importance of breathing clean air on a domestic and international scale.

DOHA METRO (Doha, Qatar):

The Doha Metro is a rapid transit system currently under construction in Doha, Qatar’s capital city. The anticipated completion date is by the end of 2020, consisting of four active lines with an approximate overall length of 300 km and 100 stations in 2 phases.

Qatar Rail, the client in charge of the development of the first 3 lines (Red, Gold and Green) and 37 stations (Phase I) that make up the current Doha Metro system, saw the need to add powerful and effective indoor air cleaning technology to the larger, more crowded stations, such as those where several lines intersect, and also go deeper underground to accommodate the different levels. The largest station, which sits at the intersection of all 3 lines is the “Iconic” Msheireb Station. AtmosAir was selected by Qatar Rail as the air purification system of choice. AtmosAir is being installed in all 36 Air Handlers that serve the 5 levels of Mshreieb Station. The Msheireb station, and the rest of the 3 lines, are expected to open to the public in 2020.

PRESENCE SAINTS MARY & ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTER (Chicago, IL):

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is an award-winning medical center on Chicago’s near northwest side. For more than a century, PSMEMC has delivered outstanding, compassionate medical care — providing patients and their families with patient and family-centered care from the moment they walk through their doors.

AtmosAir will be installed in various new air handling units serving ORs and ICUs. In hospitals, especially where the germ and disease count is significantly higher than typical buildings and residences, AtmosAir Bi-Polar Ionization technology helps to reduce bacteria, influenza, and viruses. Because bipolar ions impact the DNA of different bacteria and viruses, the hospital further helps to protect its inhabitants from illness and disease.

In 2018, hospitals are being fined for healthcare acquired infections and readmissions. AtmosAir is a proactive technology that will mitigate fines while working to keep occupants safe and healthy.

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.