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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.

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!

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.

Visit AtmosAir at AHR 2017

AtmosAir Solutions will participate in the AHR Expo January 30th through February 1st at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Come visit us at exhibit C4119, where CEO Steve Levine and other representatives from the company will be showcasing new products, software, and ideas for cleaner indoor air.

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), is the world’s largest HVACR conference. It started 85 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. The 2017 show will be in Las Vegas and will put the spotlight on 2,000 of the top HVACR technology manufacturers and innovative new suppliers.

With more than 60,000 industry professionals attending from every state in America and 150 countries worldwide, AHR provides a unique forum designed expressly for the HVACR community. It allows professionals to get together to share new products, explore new technologies and exchange ideas. The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

Come visit us at AHR Expo in Las Vegas, exhibit C4119…we hope to see you there!

AtmosAir Video Featured in Green Lodging News

 

AtmosAir continues to make great strides in bringing healthy indoor air to hotels around the world. Green Lodging News, a leading environmental news source for the lodging and hospitality industries, recently featured AtmosAir’s short video produced by Gensler.

GreenLodging News provides in-depth coverage of sustainability initiatives in progress by major hospitality groups. Their website is visited nearly 650,000 times each month, so this was a great opportunity for us to continue to tell our story.

Hotels and resorts around the world are embracing AtmosAir technologies to help lower their energy footprints while providing greater guest comfort and better sleep experiences through crisp, clean air that’s free of molds, pollens and other airborne allergens.

AtmosAir became a strategic vendor and partner of Hilton Hotels in 2016, providing cleaner, fresher indoor air in various Hilton hotels around the globe. AtmosAir also recently finished an installation at The Broadmoor Resort, a prestigious 5-star resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

For more about how AtmosAir can improve your building’s energy economics while increasing guest comfort, visit Green Lodging News and see our video.