Given the dynamic nature of the disinfection marketplace, during this COVID-19 pandemic, this website is updated regularly.
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Workers Won’t Return To The Same Office Space They Left
“Ultraviolet germicidal lights as part of HVAC systems, which isn’t a new technology, might also catch on in a bigger way.”
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Purge Virus is a consortium of industry professionals and manufacturing companies aligned to recommend, source, and install the most appropriate ultraviolet light disinfection solutions for HVAC systems, across a diverse range of UVC devices and facility types.
Businesses across America and around the world are focused on reopening safely. To bring office workers back, owners and managers face a complex landscape of options. Purge Virus helps navigate the landscape. Beyond commercial offices (See UVC for OFFICE SOLUTIONS), doctors offices, ranging from dermatology to family practice seek disinfected air, and dental care facilities have some of the most acute needs. (See UVC for DENTAL CARE). These two examples scale to many other types of facilities like RESTAURANTS. For larger size facilities, see examples like the UVC solutions for HOTELS, where cleaning the coils and the air from within the plenum is the most cost-effective means to disinfect the air and save energy.
Our Purge Virus “eco-system” of solutions helps business owners and operators reopen and prevent the resurgence of COVID-19 and future virus outbreaks.
Administrators of K-12 Schools and Universities have concerns as well about reopening in the fall. Hotels and restaurants ranging from quick serve to fine dining can disinfect the air to protect their staff and customers, using a combination of the available technology. Many country clubs face economic challenges given that they traditionally service so many of their members over the summer. In many cases, a phased approach may be warranted to start with In Room wall mounted devices and add In Duct and/or Coil & Pan treatments after reopening the facilities.
For facilities with central air conditioning, the following types of technology are applicable separately or in combination depending on the facility’s HVAC system and the acuity of the disinfection needs: HVAC In Duct, Coil & Pan, and In Room devices. The In Room devices are typically for areas that need the fastest air disinfection or for facilities that do not have air handling units or ducts that are conducive to the other technology. In some cases the installation cost of the In Duct or Coil & Pan systems are also a deciding factor. The SCIENCE of ultraviolet light, as a proven pathogen killer, is a key starting point, but the devil is in the details when it comes to the right type of equipment for your facility. This website includes high level as well as detailed information to help guild your implementation decisions. We welcome the opportunity to share our expertise.
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According to the US Census Bureau, non-residential real estate in the U.S. adds up to over 87 Billion square feet. American does not have the means or the need to disinfect the air across all of it, but we can focus on the most acute areas. 10% of the areas would be 8.7 Billion. With a budgetary placeholder of $5 to $10 per square foot for installed germicidal air disinfection, the cost would be $43.5 to $87 Billion. While these are large numbers, as U.S. taxpayers, we have committed over $2 Trillion to address COVID-19. The clean indoor air disinfectant cost is less than 5% of the COVID-19 cost, and the investment is a preventive safety measure for future virus outbreaks, just as sprinkler systems help mitigate the spread of fire and save lives. Air disinfection via HVAC systems may become the “new normal” for code compliance for certain property types and areas within facilities. A CLEAN INDOOR AIR initiative has the potential to also create millions of American jobs through manufacturing and installations. The red sections below are the areas with acute needs that may warrant the most immediate attention.
For reference related to the order of magnitude in square feet, the following data is from the U.S Census Bureau: