A needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) air sterilization system manufactured by Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) was recently installed by the operators of the Davies Pacific Center in Hawaii.
This was done in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus within their 22-story office tower located in Downtown Honolulu.
Servi-Tek, a leading commercial facility engineering services firm, took care of the installation part.
The firm also provides state-of-the-art facility maintenance and cleaning services for commercial buildings.
Parallel Capital Partners (the building operators) based out of San Diego, California said that this was the first
installation of its type in Honolulu market. Servi-Tek’s President of Engineering, Eric Sorensen, said:
“We are grateful for the trust Parallel Capital Partners has put in Servi-Tek on this project. Having the opportunity to help our customers enhance their indoor air quality standards and to get their valued tenants back into cleaner, safer building environments is a shared passion and we were honored that they included us in this process.”
Parallel Capital Partners Focuses on Healthy and Clean Indoors
Bipolar ionization air purification technology is gaining immense popularity with commercial property operators and owners.
This is due to the growing concern over the spread of Covid-19 and indoor air quality.
Positive and negative ions are produced in high concentrations in a bipolar ionization system.
These ions travel through the building’s air conditioning ducts and get attached to the mold, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.
The ions can also attach to odors and particulates.
Parallel released a statement in which they reported independent lab tests had revealed that airborne viruses and bacteria quantity significantly reduced after being exposed to bipolar ionization systems.
The company affirmed its belief that the system was one of the most energy-efficient, safe, and effective ways of keeping people safe from these pathogens.
It also helped in eliminating air pollutants to a major extent.
Parallel Capital Partners got the system installed in their 375,742-square foot office building’s central air conditioning systems.
Office buildings are required to provide an environment that is both sustainable and attractive to remain competitive as told by a company’s spokesperson.
They also need to offer a healthy and clean indoor atmosphere.
Understanding the Science Behind Indoor Air Quality
The air that we breathe is filled with particulate matter, in the form of pollen, dander, dust, odors, smoke, and other pathogens.
This includes viruses, mold, and bacteria.
The patented needlepoint bi-polar ionization (NPBI) technology helps in cleaning the air by using the airflow in the ventilation system to introduce ions in the space.
The technology is capable of offering indoor air that is completely free of harmful byproducts and ozone.
Air can be significantly improved by NPBI-based products by reducing odors, pathogens, and airborne particulates.
The system helps in saving up to 30% in terms of energy consumption as well.
NPBI products by GPS can go a long way in lowering your carbon footprint.
They are also CE compliant and UL registered.
How Does it Work?
NPBI technology goes a long way in cleaning indoor air.
A high concentration of positive and negative ions is produced by this patented technology.
The ventilation system is used for delivering these ions in space.
Ions get attached to particles within the air stream.
They combine to become larger particles that easily get filtered.
Ions coming in contact with the pathogens disrupt their surface proteins and render them inactive.
Ion density in indoor air depends on a wide variety of factors.
This includes the closeness of the ionizing equipment in the occupied space, ductwork path within the building, and airflow rates.
Proven Process for Cleaning the Air
Positive and negative ions combine with suspended particles in the air when they are dispersed through a schoolroom, office, or any other closed space.
This results in other particles of opposite polarities to start clustering together.
Larger particles tend to easily get trapped in air filtration systems.
Contact with ions causes the surface proteins on pathogens to get disturbed following the NPBI process. This renders pathogens largely inactive. It also prevents their replication.
Takes Care of Odors
Pet, chemical, cooking, and other odors are broken down by the NPBI technology into basic harmless compounds. Indoor air is left smelling fresh.
The process also reduces odor-causing VOCs significantly.
NPBI helps in keeping the indoor air much cleaner as compared to other processes.
This reduces the amount of outside air needed to prevent indoor air from getting stale.
Property managers and operators can save up to 30% on their energy consumption.
They can also save on initial ventilation equipment costs.
Choose a Reliable Facility Engineering Service Provider
In the wake of Covid-19, you would want your premises to stay as clean and safe as possible.
There are various indoor air filtration options, including a needlepoint bi-polar ionization (NPBI) air sterilization system that can help ensure a clean and healthy indoor environment.
Servi-Tek is a respected engineering and facility maintenance service provider offering superior and customizable solutions that help in contributing towards the overall efficiency of commercial buildings.
Get in touch with us today by calling at (866) 454-6185 or use our online form to schedule a call.