HVAC Air Scrubber Lower Operating Cost, Healthier Life

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HVAC Air Scrubber Lower Operating Cost, Healthier Life

By SCG
November 2021

The air we breathe nowadays is filled with smoke and pollutants not visible to the naked eye, a situation that has made “pure air” the fifth necessity for urban residents in big cities around the world. While outdoor air management seems like an impossible task, there are a few things we can do to improve indoor air quality. Also, from a business perspective a building with an effective air management system to provide pure air for its occupants is unquestionably more competitive, hence the reason why current business trends are focused on improving indoor air quality (IAQ) or air circulation. As for building owners or facility operators, they must look for solutions that are not only the best value for money but also able to combat hazardous airborne pollutants. This is because poor IAQ affects the health and well-being of everyone in the building.


Indoor air is scrubbed (its quality is equal to or better than that of outdoor air) with the HVAC Air Scrubber, which absorbs more than 30 hazardous gases such as CO2, VOCs, HCHO, CO, or Rn. As a result, HVACs with the HVAC Air Scrubber are more effective in improving the well-being of staff and residents than conventional, ventilation-only HVACs.


Calculating air flow with AI, the HVAC Air Scrubber reduces outdoor air intake (fewer pollutants from outside such as PM2.5 can enter the building). It also maintains positive building pressure and eases HVAC’s cooling load – therefore 30% more energy-efficient compared to conventional HVACs, lower power consumption, and cheaper bills for the HVAC’s cooling load, the most expensive expense in building facility management.

Not only have the air filters been designed to last up to 2 years without replacement, but the system itself can also perform automatic self-cleaning when set to Regenerating Mode. Then at night or after office hours the low-temperature heater will discharge air pollutants absorbed and stored during operation, getting the system ready for the next day and in the first year of operation easing the problem of having to replace the filters not found in conventional, ventilation-only HVACs.

 

The software continuously communicates with the device’s sensors to record data and display results. In addition, since it is fully automated it has direct command over the air purifier and can submit via Cloud indoor air quality (IAQ) reports to facility operators.

Apart from making building users feel more confident, the HVAC Air Scrubber also directly benefits business owners or facility operators: it is cost-effective and can therefore save them considerable monthly and annual expenses. This means your business can expect a shorter payback period – within 1-3 years for new-built units and 3-5 years for existing ones. Additionally, the device will help raise the building’s LEED and WELL Certified points without increasing construction or renovation costs (compared to conventional buildings with the same scoring criteria), thus improving both the performance and well-being of employees, facility personnel, and occupants of that building. Moreover, the HVAC Air Scrubber is such an industrial game changer that it also won the ASHRAE Innovation Award for Product of the Year in 2019.

In addition, in 2020 the HVAC Air Scrubber was selected as 1 of 9 most outstanding innovations in Smart Heat & Air by The Clean Fight, New York, USA, an organization funded by the New York State Energy Research & Development (NYSERDA).

For more information on the HVAC Air Scrubber, please visit:
https://www.scgbuildingmaterials.com/en/b2b/smart-building-solution/productinfo-energywell

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