The Energy Intelligence Center is pleased to lend its expertise to the Purge Virus initiative. To safely reopen hotels, schools, restaurants, and other businesses such as dental practices, sanitized indoor air may become a “new normal.” Hospitals have been using ultraviolet (UVC) devices and with proven Germicidal UVC Light and other disinfectant protocols for multiple decades, and many of the technologies are now applicable to other types of properties.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) can transfer viral pathogens within rooms and between rooms. HVAC can also become part of the solution to reduce the mitigation of pathogens. From our combined expertise working with heating and cooling, the Energy Intelligence Center knows HVAC, and we help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and future viruses.
The Purge Virus “Prevention Eco-System”
HERE IS SPECIFICALLY HOW WE HELP: Our executive team has decades of experience assessing HVAC systems through our mechanical, electrical and architecture backgrounds. We leverage our knowledge of HVAC energy savings to help clients identify the most appropriate pathogen reduction technology for their specific facility. Different solutions apply for In-Room, In-Duct, and/or Coil & Pan Sanitization. Our recommendations are based on rigorous due diligence that includes the reviews of documentation, such as certifications, specifications, testing, and performance reports. In short, we guide our clients to the most appropriate solutions, and we provide “turn-key” solutions with qualified installers upon request.
Together, the Energy Intelligence Center and Purge Virus can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and the potential resurgence of this virus or other future virus outbreaks. $0 upfront cost solutions are available for the sanitization technology, and business owners may also choose to couple HVAC energy savings as a means to help cover the cost of clear air solutions.
Dentists need help ASAP
Many businesses need help, but some of our first and most urgent calls came from dentists who face dire economic challenges from the inability to service their patients.
Focus Area: Dental Operatory Rooms
Needs: Acute Air Sanitization
Standards: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) – Health Care Facilities: Chapter 9 Section 9.17
ACH Average: 8 to 12 Air Changes per Hour (ACH). For code compliant Operatories, the existing HVAC system delivers air changes every 5 to 7.5 minutes.
Solution: Wall Mounted Upper Air Treatment with Ultraviolet (UVC) Devices in each Operatory.
How it works: Direct exposure to UVC is harmful for humans, so this device is mounted 7 feet from the finished floor and includes louvers, horizontal to the floor plane. This Germicidal UVC Light is 27.7” wide x 5.2” high x 6.6” deep. It is a gold standard for Dental Operatories, because it delivers a powerful 24 watt direct UVC dosage and takes advantage of the high frequency of air changes.
Advantages over other Devices: For Dental Operatories, the upper air solution is more effective at irradiating pathogens than floor or table devices, with internal fans, because this treatment irradiates pathogens across the full width and length of the Operatory room. The devices come in 1’, 2’, and 3’ widths for coverage of 100, 200, and 300 sq ft accordingly. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a proven disinfection method to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA. This leaves them unable to perform vital cellular functions.
Production Availability: As ofApril 28, 2020, the manufacturing of these upper air devices for Dental Operatories are backlogged with a 3 to 4 week production time. The US manufacturer has over 50 years of experience and over 50,000 ultraviolet devices installed to date across the line of devices that also include in-duct and coil & fan sanitization technology for properties that are typically larger than Dental Care Facilities.
To learn more, please Contact Us. We will provide complete specifications, testing reports, and support information. Note: Please make sure to let us know the approximate sq ft of one or all of the Operatories, and we will let you know the appropriate size device for each.
For business owners and operators of any other type of facility, we welcome the opportunity to help guide you along the path to sanitized air.