Safe Air Workspaces Using UV-C Technology

Safe Air Workspaces Using UV-C Technology

COOLBREEZE, a Canadian leader with over 50 years of custom HVAC solutions in Commercial, Industrial and Institutional spaces, provides Ultraviolet Light Technology proven 99.9% effective in destroying viruses, bacteria and more from indoor air.

Poor Air Ventilation Increases the Risk of COVID-19 Infections in the Workplace.

Since the first case of COVID-19 was admitted to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital, on January 25, 2020, the coronavirus has dominated the headlines and impacted the lives of Canadians.

Throughout the year, hospitals, long-term care homes, schools, manufacturers and retailers have struggled to operate using basic measures such as temperature checks, hand washing, masks, surface sanitization, social distancing and the use of HEPA filters. Yet the virus continues to spread.

On November 2020, the Public Health Agency of Canada acknowledged the airborne threat of the virus through microscopic air particles which travel greater than six feet and can linger in the air for two hours or more, especially in poorly ventilated buildings.

Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization (WHO) Director of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, states, “Ventilation represents a very important aspect to prevent the virus from spreading indoors.”

Linsey Marr, a leading aerosol scientist at Virginia Tech states, “The big difference now is that ventilation is important – distancing alone is not enough!”

Using Ultraviolet Light Technology – Going Beyond HEPA Filters.

Fortunately, there is a technology that inactivates the coronavirus that is circulating and lingering throughout indoor spaces.

Ultraviolet light (UV-C), first discovered in the early 1900s, was used in schools by William F. Wells, a (Harvard University sanitary engineer) to prove UV-C effectiveness in killing airborne microorganisms. Over time, there have been significant advancements, and UV-C light is effectively used in hospitals,

food processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities for disinfection and decontamination.

In June 2020, Signify, (the world leader in lighting), confirmed that UV-C technology is effective in inactivating airborne COVID-19. Collaborating with the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University, they conducted research that validated the effectiveness of UV-C light sources on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

“Our test results show that above a specific dose of UV-C radiation, viruses were completely inactivated: in a matter of seconds we could no longer detect any virus,” said Dr. Anthony Griffiths, Associate Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine.

This is “a preventive measure for companies and institutions as they seek ways to provide virus-free environments,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify.

How Does Ultraviolet Light Technology Work?

UV-C light is a form of energy similar to the waves transmitted from your cell phone or microwave.

Hospital News, Canada’s health care newspaper since 1987, states “Modern science has been able to create UV-C lighting that is able to penetrate the cell wall of microorganisms, and alter the DNA structure such that the microorganism becomes non-viable; unable to reproduce.”

UV-C light is already being used in hospital and industrial settings to decontaminate equipment, rooms and water. Learn more about what it is and how it works to destroy dangerous microorganisms:

UV-C light encompasses a wavelength range of 200 to 280 nanometers (nm) and at certain wavelengths (between 222 and 254 nm), UV-C light is germicidal and proven effective in destroying dangerous microorganisms.

Exposure to UV-C light breaks down cell walls, reaches the cell’s DNA and RNA, initially inactivating the cell from multiplying. With increased exposure, light continues to break down the organic material, destroying the cell entirely.

Studies have proven that UV-C light is effective in destroying viruses and bacteria (salmonella, E. coli, cold and flu strains), and molds, not only on hard surfaces but in the air as well.

Ultimately, UV-C decontamination is most effective when used in conjunction with standard cleaning protocols.

COOLBREEZE, a leader in the Canadian HVAC/R industry, provides UV-C light technology that can be customized and integrated into most existing HVAC situations / systems. It’s efficient and affordable.

Perfect for health care institutions, educational facilities, hospitality venues, warehouses, office buildings, shopping malls and tourist attractions.

Introducing the Coolbreeze Air Purification System.

A 30-watt Germicidal UV-C panel can treat from 4,000 to 5,500 sq. feet per minute, providing confidence in your building’s airflow – and in your business!

The Coolbreeze Air Purification System allows for the easy integration of UV-C technology into your existing HVAC systems through the installation of UV-C panels into air ducts.

The chamber quickly deactivates microbial threats in the air as it passes through the outfitted ducts.

UV-C light is effective, efficient and economical when it comes to sustaining your business operations and striving to safeguard the health of your staff and customers.

COOLBREEZE leads the charge in customized solutions necessary to minimize the risks of contagion and contamination in your workspace.

We engineer safe air solutions for public spaces so you can work, play and live. Contact us today and discover how you can have a 99.9 virus-free workplace.