The Truth About UVC and Indoor Air Quality | By: Frank Cline
I had the pleasure of speaking at IFMA 2022 – World Workplace this year to cover somewhat of a hot topic, that being: UVC Technology and Indoor Air Quality.
In September of 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), conducted a study entitled: Biological Inactivation Efficiency of HVAC In-Duct Ultraviolet Light Devices to measure the efficiency of such technology.
In running tests with multiple device-types to try and eradicate different microorganisms, the EPA found this type of technology to be 99% efficient at inactivating the vegetative bacteria – you can find that study HERE.
As an installer of this type of equipment, we have found there are multiple benefits of UVC Technology within mechanical equipment, such as:
- Energy Savings
- Improved Indoor Air Quality (Both Occupant Comfort and a Healthier Building Environment)
Though the onset of the pandemic has inspired adoption of these devices, the Sodexo team has been using this technology in many different facility types over the years for both surface sanitization, as well as for airborne pathogen inactivation efficiency.
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Frank Cline – Frank.Cline@Sodexo.com | 330-559-4101
Executive Director, Solution Development (Smart Building Technology)