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AtmosAir to Showcase at Greenbuild Expo 2018!

AtmosAir Solutions will be participating in this week’s Greenbuild 2018 International Conference and Expo, the world’s largest conference and exhibition purely dedicated to green building. AtmosAir will be located at exhibit #151. Kicking off on November 14th, this year’s Greenbuild theme centers around Human By Nature (Human x Nature) and brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work.

The green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, benefits the natural environment all around us.  As major sustainability advocates, our team at AtmosAir continues to promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development.

Achieving energy efficiency is a top priority for building engineers, property managers and business owners across the country. The biggest consumer of energy in a commercial building is the HVAC system. 

Modern design and construction practices seal heated and cooled air indoors for the purpose of lowering energy costs.  The unfortunate result is poor indoor air quality.  Even with adequate ventilation, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold spores, and other unwanted contaminants build up inside, leading to significant indoor environmental issues.

AtmosAir Bipolar ionization treats the air in the space we breathe.  AtmosAir allows a building to recycle clean, conditioned air, nearly eliminating all mold spores, VOCs, and other unwanted ultrafine particles — all while simultaneously saving on your energy bills.

AtmosAir BPI reduces particulate matter and breaks down the chemical structure of VOCs.  That means it is not necessary to dilute and replace the space with additional amounts of outdoor air, nor is it necessary to strain the air through airflow-restrictive filters.  Because you can now accomplish air purification without a cost penalty by recycling a larger portion of the total air volume, you can retain the energy savings you worked so hard to achieve.

CEO of AtmosAir, Steve Levine noted, “We’re elated to be back at this year’s Greenbuild Expo.  With sustainability within buildings and our environment of such great importance, we’re happy to share that our system has helped to enhance human health and wellbeing as well as energy efficiency on a greater scale.  Some of our clients have noticed a greater than 40 percent reduction in peak load, and a 20 percent energy cost savings — and that doesn’t include savings on reduced HVAC maintenance as demands on the system decrease.”

Come visit us at exhibit 151, where Atmos representatives will be showcasing new products and software that have been developed over the past year.

Wednesday, November 14, 10am – 6pm

Thursday, November 15, 10am – 6pm

We hope to see you there!

AtmosAir at Northwestern University Highlighted in Sports Business Journal Feature! 

 

The Ryan Fieldhouse, Wilson Field and the Walter Athletics Center create an unmatched environment for Northwestern Wildcats to flourish. Nestled into the main campus in one of the most unique settings, student-athletes will have the ability to both train and compete at the highest level.

The Ryan Fieldhouse provides one of the most versatile practice, competition, and recreation venues in the nation.

AtmosAir installations throughout the brand new facilities were recently highlighted in a Sports Business Journal feature story.

Check it out – HERE.

Visit AtmosAir at World’s Largest Casino Industry Show – G2E 2018!

AtmosAir Solutions will attend Global Gaming Expo (G2E) this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The American Gaming Association’s 18th annual Global Gaming Expo opened Monday October 8th at the Sands Expo & Convention Center and The Venetian and runs through Thursday.

AtmosAir will be exhibiting at Booth #2519.

Global Gaming Expo is “the show” in the casino-entertainment industry, showcasing the technologies, services and products of exhibitors while providing an atmosphere to explore, network, do business and learn.

One of AtmosAir’s biggest sectors is the gaming industry. AtmosAir air purification systems are installed throughout many gaming related HVAC systems, providing healthy indoor air quality while reducing operational costs, and enhancing employee productivity.

AtmosAir is a proven technology that safely breaks down odors and airborne contaminants in casinos.

Current AtmosAir gaming clients include: Hard Rock Tampa and Hollywood (FL), Stations Casinos (NV/CA), Rivers Casino (PA), SugarHouse Casino (PA), Revel Casino (NJ), Seminole Gaming Casinos (FL), Twin River Casinos (RI), and Osage Casinos (OK).

G2E by the numbers

-26,000: Expected number of attendees.

-4: Number of days of the show.

-17: Number of G2E shows staged in Las Vegas.

-111: Number of countries from which attendees will arrive.

September 2018 Air Quality Matters – News

Choking on Growth: More Boston Traffic Fuels Poorer Air Quality

Boston Herald, October 2, 2018

Highlights:

  • According to the transportation analytics firm INRIX, Boston has become the seventh-most congested urban area in the nation.
  • A 2018 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America report listed Boston as the 11th most challenging place to live with asthma and ranked the city fourth nationally for asthma prevalence, with the state recording asthma rates at 10.2 percent for adults and 12.9 percent for children.
  • “Increasing traffic, if not met with big technological changes, will contribute to air pollution problems,” warned Boston University environmental health professor Jonathan Levy. “The good news is that air quality is better than it was 20 years ago. But technological solutions may not be able to keep up with the trend of population density.”

Research Shows Shocking Levels Toxic Air Inside Homes

Daily Mail, September 22, 2018

Highlights:

  • Air pollution costs the economy £22bn annually with some six million sick days
  • Toxic air can cause heart disease and major lung conditions such as asthma
  • Researchers found toxic air has been linked to conditions such as dementia
  • Scientists have found high levels of pollution inside domestic homes
  • British researchers warned that air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK. Scientists from St George’s University and King’s College London found that people living in areas polluted by traffic and industry are 40 per cent more likely to develop the condition.
  • The Reading research forecasts that toxic household air may cause an 80 per cent jump in the number of people with asthma within three decades.
  • Walking along quieter back streets rather than main roads can cut your exposure to vehicle exhaust pollution by more than half. Researchers at King’s College London discovered this last year by sending pedestrians on seven different routes through London. Some of the side roads had 60 per cent less pollution.

METRO China Provides Superior Air to Employees with AtmosAir Solutions

METRO China has occupied their China Headquarters for over a decade next to their store in Putuo District Shanghai. The building is at a premier location and it is useful for staff to be right next to one of METRO’s 90+ China stores.

However, being in an older building can have drawbacks, particularly when it comes to indoor air quality.  In addition to being in Shanghai, where outdoor air quality often exceeds health limits, METRO’s headquarters is located near a busy elevated roadway where braking and accelerating cars create plumes of brake dust and fuel emissions.

AtmosAir looked closely at the office’s existing HVAC and filtration systems and created a plan that included bi-polar ionization, additional filtration, and adjustment of the indoor air pressure relationship to the outside of the building.  With the plan fully executed, METRO’s employees now enjoy exceptional air quality that is often 5-10 times better than the air just outside their building.

For METRO, it was also important to share this information with their employees.  As a result, AtmosAir installed multiple air quality monitors throughout the space. The air quality data is then shared with employees via real time displays at the entrance and each floor of the building. Additionally, weekly reports are submitted to each employee, indicating how the average air quality throughout the work day compares to the air outdoors.

Aligning with AtmosAir’s core initiatives, METRO believes that with cleaner air, employees will be healthier, happier and more productive.

AtmosAir International: Leading Presence at Air Quality Summit in Thailand!

AtmosAir was invited by local dealer and partner, Better-Pro Intergroup, as well as local air quality testing company, Shawpat, to conduct a 2-hour presentation on indoor air quality to numerous attendees in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition to AtmosAir, Shawpat (Safety And Health At Work Promotion Association) and Professor and President of the International Occupational Health and Safety Program, Dr. Chalermchai Chaichittip, presented at the daylong event.

Attendees included representatives from hospitals, hotels, engineering firms, developers, designers and property management firms.  Executive Director, Sam Michael, presented on behalf of AtmosAir and focused on educating attendees on air quality and its importance to health, how to manage air quality via base building, design and operation perspectives including bi-polar ionization.

Concerns around air quality are just starting to develop in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand as citizens there gain an awareness of the importance of clean air and the daily air quality conditions.  AtmosAir introduced how China has approached air quality and how the indoor air quality industry has developed, hoping to continue these improvements throughout all of Asia.

Michael noted, “We believe that it is important to share the latest research around air quality, health and productivity.  Everyday each individual breaths over 5,000 liters of air.  Ensuring that this air is as clean and healthy as possible, starts from convincing the people who manage buildings and air systems why clean air is important and how to provide the cleanest air to their occupants.”

Thailand’s hot and humid air conditions mean that there is a need in the market to save energy and reduce indoor air contaminants which include pm 2.5, mold, and bacteria.

AtmosAir already has several installations in Bangkok which include locations where airborne bacteria was reduced by 70-95% with the application of AtmosAir technology.

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 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.

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. […]

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.