Air Quality in the Workplace: How HR Departments can Ensure a Safe and Healthy Environment
Human resource departments are critical in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace. As employers look to have their workforce return to offices, creating an optimal work environment includes indoor air quality. Employees are beginning to frequently interview their employer and their building. Poor air quality can lead to various health problems, including respiratory issues, allergies, […]
Sick Building Syndrome and How to Avoid It
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is when the occupants of a building experience symptoms of illness or discomfort that seem to be related to the time they spend in the building.
10 healthy buildings facts we love
Healthy buildings are often thought of as shiny new buildings; however, we see healthy buildings as a process instead of a result. The ten facts below show how and why healthy buildings impact daily life.
Why healthy buildings matter
At illumiPure, we’re proud to stand at the nexus of health, wellness, energy conservation, and environmental equality.
What my two-year-old taught me about UV-C lighting.
I have a two-year-old who is terrible at taking medication. A few months ago, she had an ear infection and was prescribed an antibiotic. My wife and I thought we had done a decent job, but about two weeks later, the ear infection reappeared. What happened was pretty obvious; my daughter didn’t receive enough of […]
R-naught (R0) and How to Understand it: A Basic Guide
R0 (pronounced R naught) is a term news reports have been using the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a term used in epidemiological and statistical circles to try and break down how contagious a pathogen is. In layman’s terms, it is a marker to see the rate of illness is going up or […]
More than a Fresh Smell: What your Cleaning Solutions are Leaving Behind Other than a Great Scent.
Like so many of you, at 18, I moved out independently and had to learn to clean for myself. I went to the store and bought the typical supplies my parent’s kept around the house. These supplies are the same products people have used for decades, like bleach. Their cost-effectiveness and convenience have made them a […]
When is an in-duct HVAC system effective?
One of the most unique features of the Air Guardian is that is works independently of the HVAC system. Of course, we frequently run into building owners and operators who have in-duct UV-C solutions, and they wonder what additional benefits adding an Air Guardian might have. After all, they are already exposing air to a […]
The role of centralized HVAC solutions in room based disinfection and infection control
In a July 6th, 2020 “invited commentary” in Clinical Infectious Diseases, 239 scientists urged the CDC and WHO to acknowledge that COVID-19, the infection transmitted by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, was spread via airborne droplets. To that point, the WHO (and the CDC) had dismissed the possibility that COVID could be an airborne-transmitted infection. In the […]