Building Healthy Air Healthcare
VerdexAir® Delivers Healthy Air to Hospitals
Covid-19 has been devastating for hospitals around the world. Quality indoor air quality plays a critical role in healing and wellness at hospitals and other healthcare facilities – lives may depend on it.
Hospitals are meant to be places of healing and wellness. They must maintain a high level of cleanliness to promote healing and good health, especially for patients in critical care units.
We now know that the biggest risk of Covid transmission is airborne, while the risk of surface transmission is very low (just a 1 in 10,000 probability, according to the Centers for Disease Control). However, many hospitals struggle to meet the ventilation guidelines of 6 air changes per hour in wards.
This is mainly due to inadequate existing ventilation systems in older hospitals and prohibitive retrofit costs, not to mention the disruption that a new HVAC installation would entail.
Hospitals, as well as nursing homes, dental offices and fertility clinics, must be a bastion of cleanliness and health. Critical equipment must also be protected from harmful substances that can interfere with their operation. Energy savings and flexible air filtration systems for surgery suites are also a high priority these days.
These goals are only achievable with a filtration system that is effective at removing even the smallest pollutants from the air. Air filtration solutions from VerdexAir® meets these critical challenges.
The Problem with Healthcare Buildings
The HVAC systems in Healthcare Buildings were never designed do deal with the air pressure (high pressure drop) required to push air thru HEPA-level filters needed to stop viruses.
As such, current HVAC systems cannot handle the HEPA filtration needed to capture viruses without burning out the air handling systems, to do so, will require major costly upgrades.
This lack of a cost-effective solution is why the CDC and other organizations are recommending only going from a MERV 8 to MERV 13, which current HVAC systems can handle.
Unfortunately, MERV 13 is simply not an acceptable level of filtration to capture viruses needed to make hospitals and healthcare buildings safe.
The Technical Solution -
HEPA Upgrade for HVAC Systems
Verdex is the only company that can make a HEPA level filter that captures 99.9% of viruses, compatible with current HVAC handling units within Healthcare Facilities.
The new, highly effective VerdexAir® HEPA level filtration solutions has been specifically optimized for use in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities, to ensure healthy air in all indoor spaces.
Save Millions in Retrofit Costs
Our VerdexAir® HEPA upgrade solution for HVAC systems are the perfect choice for old hospital buildings where it would cost millions to upgrade. Our products enable you to upgrade existing systems with HEPA level filters using our proprietary nanofiber technology. They massively improve contamination protection, and give peace of mind to your all your patients, staff and visitors.
Save Millions in Energy Costs
The life cycle cost of a filter can be broken down as depicted. The initial investment includes the capital cost of the filter, frame and installation, and contributes about 6%.
Further costs to be considered are maintenance cost, which represents the cost of replacement filters and labor, and cost to dispose of the used filters.
By far the largest cost contribution however, is the energy cost of the system necessary to power the fan, making up 76% of the total cost.
Energy consumption of a VerdexAir® Filter made from Verdex 3D nanofibers is approximately 40% lower than with a traditional HEPA filter of the same efficiency rating.
This energy savings directly translates into a 60% cost savings, allowing significant monetary savings potential for building installations requiring a multitude of filters.
Virus Free Buildings
In times of a pandemic, the regular filter set-up will no longer be sufficiently effective. Standard HVAC filters are not designed to safely capture viruses and bacteria.
VerdexAir® provides innovative Nanofiber HEPA level filtration that captures 99.9% of viruses.
Healthy Air can become a reality without major system changes or reconfigurations or downtimes.
Healthy Patients, Staff and Visitors
Protect patients, employees, and visitors against (viral) infections
Reduce operational cost by reducing the energy need
Protect Air Handling Units and equipment against contamination
Avoided millions in retrofit costs needed to upgrade HVAC to handle required HEPA level filtration
We Know How to Deliver Healthy Air to Your Healthcare Facility
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