One might think that rapid air changes would be a good way to dilute the SARs-CoV-2 virus and prevent its spread throughout a building. While this seems intuitive, new studies show this isn’t the case. In fact, rapid air changes spread the virus from the source at higher concentrations. Within 30 minutes of an […]

Given what we know about the aerosol transmission of the COVID-19 virus, indoor air quality has never been more important. As a result, a building’s HVAC system remains an essential part of creating and maintaining healthy indoor air. You can think of an HVAC system as the lungs of the building only in reverse. The […]

  We’ve learned a lot about the SARS-CoV-2 virus over the past year. For example, we know that the virus spreads more easily indoors. We also know that improving ventilation reduces viral particle concentration. This lowers the risk of building occupants inhaling these particles or coming in contact with them on hard surfaces. Better ventilation […]

Does your staff feel safe while working in your building? You may think so, but don’t be surprised if they don’t. That’s what Honeywell Corp discovered in their commissioned study on the perceptions workers have when it comes to health and safety in the workplace. If that’s surprising you should know that air purification restores […]

13 Apr 2021

As a country, we have made tremendous progress in the battle against SARS-CoV-2, but even as vaccines go into the arms of millions of Americans and buildings reopen nationwide, the threat of COVID-19 variants is real. Therefore, this is not the time to relax social distancing guidelines or stop screening building visitors upon entry. It […]

Increased occupancy leads to higher building carbon dioxide levels. With proper ventilation, this isn’t a problem. However, poor ventilation impacts indoor air quality which is made even more unsafe by viruses. It is established science that the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads by aerosol transmission. The coronavirus attaches to tiny droplets expelled by coughing and sneezing. Once […]

Businesses have been reopening around the country at an encouraging pace. As the number of reopening’s increases, business owners must do so in ways that emphasize occupant safety. Commercial businesses such as gyms, bars, spas, and restaurants must protect their staff and patrons. Schools and universities need to protect their staff and students. This requires […]

For most of 2020, we heard about the importance of people getting tested for COVID-19. That’s still true. Testing is a critical part of fighting the spread of the coronavirus. However, new technology makes it possible to test for the presence of the coronavirus in buildings as well. Building coronavirus testing plays a critical part […]