In response to the news over the weekend of a new strain of COVID-19 being even more transmissible and also the increased influence on clean air, CleanAir Spaces, offers guidance on indoor air quality treatment. The company is currently involved in one of the first pilot projects of the ‘Immune Buildings’ certification at offices in Bucharest, Romania. The project is the World’s first open source global certification to confirm a building’s level of immunity and resilience to respond to future health challenges.
The CleanAir Spaces technology treats indoor air and surfaces by producing active ions of hydrogen peroxide (which are safe to humans) which circulate continuously and actively to remove pollutants, viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The technology can be inexpensively and easily installed, by being attached to existing ducts or fitted in a stand-alone unit. This contrasts with traditional air filtration which passively filters air only when it that passes through on a cyclical basis and does not continuously ionise surfaces. In the case of viruses, such as COVID-19, the technology doesn’t passively wait for the virus to circulate through the system, as with traditional HEPA filters or Air Conditioning units, but actively goes to it and attaches around the lipid and protein layers of the virus, ultimately killing it.
Pablo Fernandez, chief executive of CleanAir Spaces, said: “The new strain of COVID-19 is deeply concerning in the UK, we are clear that ensuring that indoor air is clean and safe is vital in the fight against the outbreak. Our technology boosts employee welfare and wellbeing, reduces sickness rates and this year we returned to Spain to further research into combating viral loads of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) with our air treatment and surface disinfection system called ductFIT Solution. We are delighted to be involved in the Immune Building pilot in Bucharest. It is essential that the future of office spaces builds air quality control and enhancements into the baseline of what is expected when new offices are constructed or refitted. Our ductFIT technology treats indoor air and surfaces by producing active ions which circulate continuously and actively to remove pollutants, viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. CleanAir Spaces has worked over the last five years to build out a major presence in Asia, with over 28 million square metres of installations fitted out, improving air quality working with CBRE, JLL, Zara, Microsoft and Bayer among others. This latest project underlines how integral our technology will become to office environments in the coming years across Europe.”
The company is installing its active air treatment device into offices, shops and homes across the World including in Zara stores, Burger King restaurants and for hotels in the IHG Group.