AtmosAir与Techbridge Ventures合作参加“开放式创新招募”计划

AtmosAir是Techbridge Ventures的技术合作伙伴,双方合作的提案在JTC(新加坡裕廊集团)举办的“第二界开放式创新招募”颁发的十个奖项里占据一席。JTC的开放创新呼吁旨在鼓励企业,研究机构和初创企业开发和测试创新理念。

新加坡的地理位置意味着广大的建筑物内一年四季都需要凉爽和干燥的空气。此外,总体上空气质量相对较好的新加坡偶尔也会被局部地区农业燃烧所造成的严重雾霾而笼罩。AtmosAir正与Techbridge合作开发智能的双极离子空气净化系统,可以监测室内和室外空气质量,并相应地自动调整其运行参数,使建筑物使用者的利益最大化。空气净化系统还将具有优化新风量来提升能源效率的附加优点。该项目以及一个测试平台项目将在未来2年内进行。

JTC是新加坡的龙头政府机构,负责发展工业基础设施,来扶持和促进新加坡工业和企业的发展。

 

AtmosAir Awarded Research Grant in Singapore

AtmosAir, along with our technology partner in Singapore, Techbridge Ventures, was recently awarded a research grant of up to 500,000 SGD ($360,000 USD) from Jurong Town Corporation (JTC).

AtmosAir was one of 10 recipients from among a pool of over 150 applications. This project, as well as test bedding projects will be carried out over the next 2 years.

Singapore’s geography means that buildings cool and dehumidify air intensively 12 months a year.  Moreover, Singapore, while generally having relatively good air quality, is occasionally shrouded in dense haze from regional agricultural burning.

Jurong Town Corporation is a Singaporean state owned real estate company under the Ministry of Trade and Industry headquartered in Jurong, Singapore. Established in 1968, the company was set up by the Government of Singapore as the country’s principal developer and manager of industrial estates and their related facilities.  As of 2016, the company managed 43 estates that cover 17,500 acres of land area.

纽约大学医学院教授,“细菌博士”,Philip Tierno Jr.,完成了关于AtmosAir技术的论文

 

纽约大学和纽约大学Langone医学中心的微生物与病理学教授,Philip M. Tierno Jr.博士,回顾了之前发表的关于AtmosAir净化技术的研究和测试,并在其最近的论文中这样总结:

“只有一种技术可以满足所有租户并为整栋建筑物提供干净的室内空气,其耗电量低,有效对抗细菌、病毒和霉菌(无论是空气中还是物体表面),中和颗粒物,分解挥发性有机化合物,消除异味,去除静电,不产生化学物质或有害的副产品(不会产生臭氧),所有这些都是通过释放出的正离子和负离子(也就是“双极离子”)来实现的。这就是“AtmosAir双极离子系统”。”

阅读全文 – HERE

关于作者

Tierno博士是纽约大学医学院和纽约大学Langone医学中心的微生物与病理学教授。他还在全球卫生理事会任职。Tierno博士是书籍“细菌的秘密生活”的作者,并撰写或合作撰写了其他几本出版物。Tierno博士曾在纽约市市长生化恐怖主义特别小组任职。

NYU School of Medicine Professor Philip Tierno Jr., ‘Dr. Germ,’ Completes Paper on AtmosAir Technology

 

Dr. Philip M. Tierno Jr., Professor of Microbiology & Pathology at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center reviewed published research and testing on AtmosAir purification technology and concluded in his recent paper:

“There is only one technology that satisfies all of the tenants for providing clean indoor air quality for an entire building, which uses low energy, is effective against bacteria, viruses, and mold fungi (whether in air or on surfaces), neutralizes particulates, breaks down VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), eliminates unpleasant odors, eliminates static electricity, and produces no chemical or harmful by-products (including NO ozone production) and this is accomplished by the production of positive and negative ions (bipolar ionization). That system is AtmosAir Bipolar Ionization.”

Read the full paper – HERE

About the author

Dr. Tierno is Professor of Microbiology and Pathology at NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center. He also serves on the Global Hygiene Council. Dr. Tierno is the author of the book, The Secret Life of Germs, and has authored or co-authored several other publications. Dr. Tierno has served on the New York City Mayor’s Task Force on Bio Terrorism.

AtmosAir总裁兼创始人,Steve Levine,作客Cheddar网接受采访

2017年4月4日,AtmosAir总裁兼创始人Steve Levine出席了Cheddar网的收市钟秀,并在活动中汇报了纽约证券交易所的空气质量。首先,他向大家介绍了AtmosAir的最新空气监测仪AtmosAware的运行方式,然后通过AtmosAware中的应用程序和监控系统显示的数据,将工作人员目前正在呼吸的空气的性质作了分门别类的一一阐述。

AtmosAware监测二氧化碳浓度、颗粒物含量,和总挥发性有机化合物浓度,同时测量温度、湿度、照明和噪音水平。使用AtmosAware™,您可以最终看到室内环境空气质量的实时及历史参数,通过在线数据处理进行快速数据分析,并通过实时数据显示仪表板、网络配置、设备管理和实用小贴士来查看当前测量和环境的参数。

Cheddar网对于AtmosAir来说是一个理想的展示平台,因其作为直播和点播视频网,专注于覆盖最具创新力的产品、技术和服务,改变着我们的生活。该网络涉及的新闻视角来自于各个推动这些变化的公司和高管。Cheddar网每天通过“10点档”节目,在纽约证券交易所、纳斯达克交易中心和熨斗大厦(纽约第一座摩天大楼)的首层播放。

点击以下链接收看Cheddar网上采访的Steve的片段:

https://cheddar.vhx.tv/videos/cheddar-closing-bell-s8-e040417-e-full-mezz-hd-en-us

AtmosAir President and CEO, Steve Levine, featured on Cheddar

This past April 4th, 2017, President and CEO of AtmosAir, Steve Levine, appeared on Cheddar’s closing bell show to report on the air quality at the NY Stock Exchange.  After explaining AtmosAir’s newest application, AtmosAware, he broke down the properties of the air that workers were currently breathing utilizing the AtmosAware app and monitoring system.

AtmosAware monitors concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), particle levels (PM2.5), and Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC), while measuring temperature, humidity, illumination and noise level.  With AtmosAware™, you can finally see real time and historical parameters for your indoor environmental air quality, analyze data rapidly with online results processing and review current measurements and environmental quantities via a real time data display dashboard, network configuration, device management and helpful tips.

Cheddar was the ideal showcase for AtmosAir as the live and on demand video network focuses on covering the most innovative products, technologies, and services transforming our lives.  The network covers this news through the lens of the companies and executives driving these changes. Cheddar broadcasts live daily from Post 10 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ Marketsite, and the Flatiron Building.

To view Steve’s Cheddar segment in its entirety:

https://cheddar.vhx.tv/videos/cheddar-closing-bell-s8-e040417-e-full-mezz-hd-en-us

过敏季节来临啦!5种方法为您改善家庭室内空气质量

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Abate,是我们公司运营部副总裁,也是在室内环境保护方面的楷模,他着眼于五种方法来帮助我们提高家中空气质量。

季节性过敏症状通常会发生在一年中的部分时期,如春季、夏季或秋季,当某些树木或禾本科植物授粉时,这主要源于树木或草本的种类。例如,有些树木如橡树、榆树和枫树在春季授粉,而有些草类如百慕大草、梯牧草和鸭茅草在夏天授粉。

已发表的研究报告告诉我们,室内空气质量与人体健康有直接关系。为了延长寿命,我们需要竭尽所能,确保我们的环境干净并健康。

我已罗列了5个简单的步骤,以确保我们家中的空气是健康和新鲜的。

  1. 保持地面干净

经常使用具有HEPA(高效空气颗粒物)过滤器的机器进行真空吸尘,比起其他方法,这种真空吸尘在吸附小型颗粒物方面表现的更有效果,而且还可以去除其他常规的真空吸尘器在使用中再循环到空气中的污染物和其他过敏原。经常更换过滤器,并且不要忘记还要为填充家具(沙发底下以及装有填充物的垫子)做真空吸尘。

我们都应该知道,在大量研究中发现,90%的粉尘样品中都含有10种有害化学物质,包括已知的致癌剂TDCIPP,是一种常用于家具、婴儿用品和其他家居用品的阻燃剂。

粉尘也由超细颗粒物组成。如果没有从家中及时去除,超细的颗粒物就会进入空气,甚至进入我们的肺部和血液。

我们建议每周做两次或以上的真空吸尘。

  1. 用植物来改善室内空气质量

在20世纪80年代末期,为了向太空站提供更纯净、更清洁的空气,美国宇航局开始研究室内植物。由此他们了解到,其实有许多不同的室内植物可以用来净化空气。

由于芦荟自身具有修复性,因此许多人在家中种有芦荟。芦荟叶中含有的凝胶成分非常适合用来治疗烧伤和割伤。不仅如此,芦荟还是一个能够提高室内空气质量的极好的植物。它很容易种植(即使园艺技能不佳也不用担心它容易死),而且它有助于保持你的家中不会存在那些通常在油漆和某些化学清洁剂中发现的苯。

和平百合是一种美丽的植物,能够将室内空气质量改善高达60%。和平百合能够通过叶子吸收霉菌孢子,然后循环至根部将其当作养料吸收,以此降低霉菌孢子在家中生长的水平。

植物能够带来更多安宁与健康,所以请别犹豫,在你的卧室放置一些吧,这点非常关键,因为我们生活中33%的时间都在卧室中度过。

  1. 消除有害的清洁剂和香料

清洁用品和空气清新剂包含了数十种化学物质。请务必远离!!

请小心洗衣粉、衣物柔软剂、干燥剂,和各种形式的空气清新剂。所有这些都可能会释放出有害的、潜在的致癌气体。

在一项研究中发现,插入式空气清新剂释放了20种不同的挥发性有机化合物,其中有7种被美国联邦法律判定为有毒或危险。然而这些化学物质并未在标签上列明——而只被要求列为“香水”,而香水的实际构成又被认为是“商业秘密”(Web MD——美国医疗健康服务网站)。

  1. 不要在室内吸烟

烟雾是由复杂的气体和颗粒物构成的,当它们弥留在室内的情况下,真的很难被分解。

在纽约市西奈山医学院,儿童环境健康中心,担任儿科医生和主任的医学博士Philip Landrigan说:“室内空气污染最重要的一个方面可能是二手烟。”

香烟的烟雾含有数千种化学物质,研究证明它可以增加呼吸道感染、哮喘、癌症、呼吸问题、心脏病,和中风的几率。

  1. 运行您的AtmosAir系统

Phil Tierno博士在最近关于AtmosAir“主动”净化系统的文章中指出,

“只有一种技术可以满足所有租户并为整栋建筑物提供干净的室内空气,其耗电量低,有效对抗细菌、病毒和霉菌(无论是空气中还是物体表面),中和颗粒物,分解挥发性有机化合物,消除异味,去除静电,不产生化学物质或有害的副产品(不会产生臭氧),所有这些都是通过释放出的正离子和负离子(也就是“双极离子”)来实现的。这就是“AtmosAir双极离子系统”。”

AtmosAir非常适合搭配安装在您的暖通空调系统内,以减少各种进入到室内的污染物。为了取得最佳效果,我们建议您保持风扇全天候运行并同时开启您的AtmosAir系统。

Allergy Season Is Here! 5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our lead indoor environmentalist and VP of Operations, Tony Abate, looks at five ways to help us improve the quality of air we’re breathing at home.

Seasonal allergy symptoms are commonly experienced part of the year, usually during spring, summer or fall when certain trees or grasses pollinate. This depends on the kind of trees or types of grass. For instance, some trees such as oak, elm, and maple pollinate in the spring, while grasses such as bermuda, timothy and orchard pollinate in the summer.

Published research tells us that Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is directly linked to health and wellness. In order to live long lives, we need to do all in our power to make sure our environments are clean and healthy.

I’ve laid out 5 easy steps to make sure our home’s air is healthy and fresh.

  1. Keep your floors fresh

Vacuum frequently with a machine with a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. These vacuums are more efficient at absorbing and trapping small particles, and can remove contaminants and other allergens that a regular vacuum would recirculate into the air. Change the filter often, and don’t forget to vacuum the stuffed furniture (get under those couch and stuffed cushions).

All should know that ten harmful chemicals are found in 90 percent of the dust samples across numerous studies, including a known cancer-causing agent called TDCIPP, a flame retardant frequently found in furniture, baby products and other household items.

Dust is also made up of ultra-fine particulate matter. If not removed from the home, ultra-fine ‘PM’ makes its way into the air and even into our lungs and blood stream.

We suggest vacuuming two or more times each week.

  1. Introduce plants that improve IAQ

During the late 1980’s, NASA began studying houseplants as a means of providing purer and cleaner air for space stations. What they learned is that there are many different houseplants that can help to purify the air.

Many people have Aloe Vera in their homes because of its healing ability. The gel inside the leaves is excellent for helping to heal burns and cuts. Aloe Vera, however, is also a great plant to improve your indoor air quality. It is easy to grow (and hard to kill for those of you who do not possess a green thumb) and it helps to keep your home free from benzene which is commonly found in paint and certain chemical cleaners.

The Peace Lily is a beautiful plant and one that can improve your indoor air quality by as much as 60 percent. It helps to reduce the levels of mold spores that grow in the home by absorbing those spores through its leaves and then circulating them to the plant’s roots where they are used as food.

Plants bring about more peace and wellness so don’t hesitate to add a few to your bedroom, a critical area where we spend nearly 33% of our lives.

  1. Eliminate the harmful cleaners and fragrances

Cleaning supplies and air fresheners are packed with dozens of chemicals. Stay away!!

Be conscious of laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, air fresheners in all forms. All of these could be emitting harmful, potentially cancer causing gases.

In one study, a plug-in air freshener was found to emit 20 different volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including seven regulated as toxic or hazardous under U.S. federal laws. But these chemicals were not included on the label — only the word “fragrance” is required to be listed. The actual composition of the fragrance is considered a “trade secret.” (Web MD).

  1. Never smoke inside

Smoke is made of complex gases and particles that are really hard to break down as they linger.

“Probably the single most important aspect of indoor air pollution is secondhand cigarette smoke,” says Philip Landrigan, MD, a pediatrician and director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Cigarette smoke contains thousands of chemicals and research has proven that it can increase respiratory infections, asthma, cancer, breathing problems, heart attacks, and stroke.

  1. Run your AtmosAir system

As Dr. Phil Tierno stated in his recent paper on AtmosAir active purification systems,

“There is only one technology that satisfies all of the tenants for providing clean indoor air quality for an entire building, which uses low energy, is effective against bacteria, viruses, and mold fungi (whether in air or on surfaces), neutralizes particulates, breaks down VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) eliminates unpleasant odors, eliminates static electricity, and produces no chemical or harmful by-products (including NO ozone production) and this is accomplished by the production of positive and negative ions (bipolar ionization). That system is AtmosAir Bipolar Ionization.”

AtmosAir is great at complementing your HVAC system to reduce various contaminants that make their way into the house. We suggest running the fan 24/7 with your AtmosAir system for the best results.

《哈佛商业评论》:办公室空气不良会降低工作效率

哈佛陈曾熙公共卫生学院,哈佛大学健康建筑课程主任Joseph G. Allen,提及我们多年来一直在讨论的问题:室内空气质量的优劣直接影响我们身体的健康。

据说,身处大自然的新鲜空气中能够使人提高自身活力高达90%,那么为何不在办公环境中让您的员工获得同样的效果?AtmosAir的室内空气净化系统能够模仿只在高海拔山间才能呼吸到的纯净空气,使员工能在办公环境中保持神清气爽。

Allen指出:“你多久会关心一下办公室的空气质量,而它对雇员及其工作效率的影响又是如何呢? 答案往往是:不太会在意。有种趋势认为,一旦空气质量符合通用标准,那就没有问题。但是,这些标准并不是很严格。”

追溯到20世纪70年代,“在美国,节约能源的措施包括加固建筑物并降低通风率,由此建筑物就不必引入更多的新鲜空气。这无意中导致了室内污染物的堆积,并出现了一种称为“不良建筑综合症”的现象,一系列诸如眼部发炎,头痛,咳嗽和胸闷等症状出现,至今仍然是一个问题。”

确保并提高员工的工作效率的必要性是企业无法忽视的现实,并且企业也明白保持员工身体健康以及提高工作效率的价值所在。Gensler和JLL表示,改善空气质量,能降低缺勤率,对于每位员工来说,可以降低价值相当于1,500到2,000美元的缺勤损失。

来自《哈佛商业评论》,全文阅读请点击:https://hbr.org/2017/03/research-stale-office-air-is-making-you-less-productive

HBR Research: Stale Office Air Is Making You Less Productive

 

Harvard’s director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Joseph G. Allen, has been bringing light to an issue we’ve been discussing for years:  IAQ is directly correlated to our health and wellness.

Spending time in fresh air, surrounded by nature, has been said to increase one’s energy by 90% – why not offer the same effect for your employees in the office environment?!  AtmosAir’s indoor air purification system makes it possible for office employees to refresh their lungs while working with the same clean, pure air found only at the highest mountain elevations!

Allen notes, “How often do you consider the air quality in your office and how it affects employees and their productivity? Chances are it’s not often.  There is a tendency to assume that, if commonly used standards for air quality are met, it won’t be an issue. But these standards aren’t very high.”

Dating back to the 1970’s, ‘efforts to conserve energy in the U.S. included tightening up buildings and reducing ventilation rates so buildings didn’t have to bring as much fresh air inside.  This inadvertently led to a buildup of indoor pollutants and the birth of a phenomenon known as “sick building syndrome,” a set of symptoms such as eye irritation, headaches, coughing, and chest tightness that is still an issue today.’

The need to ensure and enhance employee productivity is a reality no business can ignore, and companies are understanding the value of keeping their workforce healthy and more productive.  Gensler and JLL state that it’s worth over $1,500 – $2,000 per employee in less absenteeism with cleaner air.

Harvard Business Review article in its entirety here: https://hbr.org/2017/03/research-stale-office-air-is-making-you-less-productive