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Thirty Five years and Counting!

Thirty Five years and Counting!

Thirty-Five Years and Counting!
In 2017 we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first one-inch polarized-media electronic air cleaner. The first polarized-media electronic air cleaner produced under our “Dynamic Air Cleaner” brand, was introduced in 1982.

As with many high-efficiency filtration products, polarized media has its roots in industrial applications. Although the first electrically enhanced air filters date back to 1930, it wasn’t until 1982 that two professors from Carleton University in Ottawa designed a residential application that combined the many advantages of polarized media with a simple means of replacing dirty media. They started Engineering Dynamics Ltd. (EDL) and began manufacturing 1-inch and 2-inch polarized-media EACs, room console units, and overhead ceiling-mount units. Since then, many subsequent patents and improvements have advanced the technology and broadened its applications, to the point where products like the Dynamic V8 Air Cleaning System lead the industry in performance and energy and maintenance savings.

The original EDL was acquired in 1997 by Environmental Dynamics Group, now known as Dynamic Air Quality Solutions. Today, the factory grown significantly, as has the corporate headquarters in Rocky Hill, New Jersey.

Initially, the company’s focus was residential, but there was a clear need for improved air quality and energy savings in commercial and industrial applications. This resulted in a focus on technological enhancements, new configurations, and a complete line of commercial products. Other noteworthy achievements over the last thirty-five years include:

Development of the patented one-piece replacement media pad.
Air cleaner performance has been optimized with respect to power head voltage, center screen material, and static resistance.
Electronics were encased in solid plastic to eliminate moisture problems.
Acceptance and distribution of products through OEMs including Trane, Lennox, Rheem, WaterFurnace, Enertech, ClimateMaster, and others.
Recipient of a Trane “Supplier of the Year” award in 2004.
The development and addition of a wide range of UVC products.
Development and introduction of commercial V-Bank and germicidal systems.
Design and installation of systems for anthrax clean-up at the U.S. Postal Service.
The introduction of several residential private brands including Nexstar, Aire Serv, Service Roundtable, and others.
Introduction of the industry-leading V8 Air Cleaning System that offers MERV15 performance while using 2/3 less fan energy than MERV14 filters.
Installation of the Dynamic V8 throughout the LEED® Platinum Renovation of ASHRAE Headquarters.
Installed into hundreds of LEED® certified projects.
Winner of several awards including the 2016 Construction Excellence Award, the 2013 Top Products Award, and back to back 2011 and 2012 ED+C and Sustainable Facility’s Readers Choice Awards.
“Today commercial sales make up well over half of our business,” according to Duke Wiser, president of Dynamic Air Quality Solutions. “Over the years, specifying engineers and multi-national companies have come to rely on our expertise in solving IAQ issues, saving energy, and reducing operational costs. We have been able to recommend the right tool for the right job, and have done so in applications all over the world. Some of our high-profile jobs include the LEED Platinum renovation of ASHRAE headquarters in Atlanta, the Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters, Barnes Foundation Museum, numerous federal courthouses, military installations, and hundreds of hospitals, universities, and schools.”

For commercial building operators, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions has helped address two things that have historically been at odds: better IAQ and reduced operating costs. Dynamic Air Cleaners combine high levels of particle filtration, odor removal, and VOC removal with low pressure drops and the longest maintenance cycles in the industry. And Dynamic Air Cleaners can often allow operators to reduce outside air levels (which can further reduce energy costs and improve IAQ) by implementing the ASHRAE 62 IAQ Procedure.

On the residential and light commercial side of the business, three decades of experience has allowed us to optimize our products and better serve contractors and technicians. The same product attributes that facilitate a fast, uncomplicated installation have allowed Dynamic to concentrate on selling through service technicians which more than triples selling opportunities beyond new construction or system replacement. Today, Dynamic’s comprehensive residential product line includes polarized-media air cleaners, germicidal UV systems, activated carbon matrix systems, bypass HEPA systems, and time-release condensate drain pan treatments. By giving our partners all the tools they need, it allows them to tailor IAQ solutions and packages to meet client’s needs.

We have also learned that contractor training is a critical element of a successful IAQ sales program. Extending far beyond basic product training, on-site technician training has been taken to a new level with NATE Certified IAQ Training. Dynamic’s IAQ training is includes communication skills for personnel that interact regularly with clients, such as technicians and inside staff. It also includes accountability training to define specific goals and measures results. “We’ve really emphasized this in our training seminars,” according to Steve Mores, vice president of residential sales. “But above all, we stress the importance of doing the right thing for the customer.”

“We really partner with our dealers and we try to make it fun,” continued Mores, “We role play, do ride-alongs, put together spiff programs, and are constantly trying to come up with something new. The key is to get the technician comfortable presenting to their customers solutions that give them they want: clean, healthy air.”

Going forward, we plan to continue to focus on the things that have made us successful. And NATE certified customized sales and communication training will continue to be upgraded to exceed expectations. We also intend to:

Work with owners to ensure a good understanding of the positive business impact of a successful IAQ program.
Further promote a positive culture of “doing the right thing” for clients.
Train, motivate, and educate sales and service professionals.
Help companies to prepare, measure, and attain revenue goals with long term accountability.
Increase contractor profit margins as a percent of revenue.
Increase average service and maintenance tickets.
Reward sales efforts with opportunities for higher compensation and sales contests.
Have fun!
Thank you for your continued support that has made this milestone possible. We appreciate your loyal patronage and look forward to a mutually prosperous relationship in the future as we continue to improve products and services to meet your clients IAQ needs.

K – 12 Education

K – 12 Education

The grades are in: a 2006 national report, Greening America’s Schools, concluded that environmentally friendly school buildings lead to lower operating costs, improved test scores, and enhanced student health. The report, produced by Capital E and co-sponsored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), concluded that environmentally friendly schools save an average of $100,000 each year. The study examined 30 green schools built between 2001 and 2006, and determined that the total financial benefits of green schools are 20 times greater than their initial cost difference. Measurable benefits include energy and water savings, improved student health and higher test scores.
The findings indicate that there are tremendous benefits from energy efficient school design, not only from an economic standpoint, but also from improved test scores and far healthier environments through improved air quality. Among the study’s conclusions:
On average, green schools use 33% less energy and 32% less water.
Green schools typically have better lighting and indoor air quality, which contribute to fewer sick days.
A study of Chicago and Washington D.C. schools concluded that better facilities could add 3 to 4 percentage points to a school’s standardized test scores.
Where could it be more important to have cleaner air than in our schools? The key to cleaner, healthier air is as simple as A-B-C. Removing the harmful particles and chemicals from the air we breathe provides:
High Efficiency Air Cleaning – Dynamic Air Cleaners remove dangerous airborne particles that other air cleaning systems miss…including odors, VOCs, smoke, bacteria, allergens, fine dust, molds and pollen…without producing any harmful ozone.
Increased Attendance – Studies document the correlation in the reduction of absenteeism to cleaner air in schools [Pennsylvania grade school – 46% reduction in absenteeism].
Lower Energy Costs – The conventional approach to air quality in schools, as specified in ASHRAE Ventilation Standard 62, is to introduce fresh, outside air, to dilute contaminants. The amount of outside air depends on the number of building occupants. Most school HVAC systems are designed for 15 CFM per person. This can be costly, in terms of conditioning outside air, and sometimes ineffective, when the outside air is polluted. Cleaning the air, rather than diluting it, can save energy…and money. With Dynamic Air Cleaners, outside air requirements can be cut in half…or even to a third – under the guidelines of ASHRAE Standard 62 IAQ Procedures. And Dynamic Air Cleaners have lower static pressures than other high efficiency air cleaners.
Ease of Maintenance – Dynamic Air Cleaner media pads last longer than conventional passive filtration; extending change-out intervals, and saving labor costs. Maintenance personnel like Dynamic media pads because they are lighter and less bulky than bag or cartridge filters, and are easier to handle. And Dynamic Air Cleaners protect the HVAC equipment by eliminating particles upstream of the coil.
Versatility – No other air cleaners offer the same versatility when it comes to application in the types of HVAC equipment used most frequently in schools. Dynamic Air Cleaners can be applied to: packaged terminal units, unit ventilators, rooftop units, water-source heat pumps, and large custom air handling units.
Mold Prevention – Dynamic Air Cleaners reduce the risk of potential mold problems by removing mold spores from the air stream, as well as sub-micron particles, which can provide a food source for mold growth. And Dynamic Air Cleaners help stop the spread of airborne bacteria.
Dynamic Air Cleaners provide a performance-based specification that allows CosaTron, Bio-climatic, and other commercial air cleaning systems to be used as approved equals.
And some states, such as North Carolina, cover up to 100% of the capital equipment cost for any equipment used in schools and universities that provide energy savings within specified payback periods. The payback period in North Carolina, for example, is seven years.
The net savings on using Dynamic Air Cleaners can often generate a return on investment of three to five years.

Green Buildings (LEED)

Green Buildings (LEED)

Dynamic Air Quality Solutions is proud to be a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on the environment and their buildings’ performance.
The Dynamic V8 Air Cleaning System exceeds the MERV 13 minimum and approaches HEPA filtration levels by providing MERV 15-16+ performance while operating at much lower static pressures. In addition, Dynamic V8 media provides over 10 (ten) times the media life when compared to comparable passive filters. Under the rating system, the Dynamic V8 can contribute to several LEED credits, including:
Indoor Air Quality – EQ Credit 5
Reduced HVAC Energy – EA Credit 1
Innovation – ID Credit 1
Acoustics
IEQ Interior Design & Construction (Commercial Interiors)
IEQ New Building Design (New Construction)
For existing buildings, a good IAQ strategy can also help meet LEED Existing Building (EB) prerequisites and earn LEED credits. According to Facilities.Net, recommissioning a building, on average, can return 91% of cash in savings within just 1 year.
A 2012 post-occupancy report from the National Research Council of Canada has concluded that lower particulate counts are positively correlated with higher tenant satisfaction. The title of the report is Do Green Buildings Outperform Conventional Buildings? Indoor Environment and Energy Performance in North American Offices. The study included occupant surveys and physical building and energy use data collected from 24 buildings (12 green, 12 conventional) across Canada and the northern US. Over 2545 occupants completed a questionnaire with items related to environmental satisfaction, job satisfaction and organizational commitment, health and well-being, environmental attitudes, and commuting behavior. In addition, on-site physical measurements were conducted at each building. This report confirms what we knew intuitively all along and goes a long way in helping building owners justify the extra expenses to obtain LEED certification.
Acoustical Advantages
The low static pressure inherent in Dynamic Air Cleaners can translate to significant sound reduction which can eliminate the need for sound-dampening duct-lining treatments, baffles, silencers, duct sound attenuators, and/or electronic sound masking systems.
LEED v4
Until recently, acoustics in commercial buildings had not been a formal part of the LEED® rating system except on a case-by-case basis with possible credits in the Innovation in Design or Pilot Credit 24 categories. New LEED v4 criteria, however, now takes into account the value of good acoustics in enhancing occupant satisfaction and productivity. Under LEED v4, it is now possible to qualify for two points toward the Acoustic Performance credit in the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) section of the new Interior Design and Construction (Commercial Interiors) rating system, and one point in the new Building Design and Construction (New Construction) system.
This is good news for U.S. commercial building occupants. Of 22,000 occupants surveyed by the Center for the Built Environment, they found acoustic quality to be the only IEQ factor that on average registered a negative for dissatisfaction.
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Additional information about LEED is available from the Green Building Council website at www.usgbc.org.

HVAC System Maintenance

HVAC System Maintenance

Dirt and biological growth inside your heating and cooling system can lead to premature breakdowns, shortening the life of the equipment, and leading to over payment of utility bills.
“A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool – wasting energy and leading to expensive repairs and/or early system failure.” -Energy Starp
“A buildup of .042(1/20) inches of dirt on the heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease inefficiency of 21%.” -Environmental Protection Agency
“1/8th of an inch of dirt and dust build-upon the blower wheel can reduce airflow by up to 30%” -Texas A&M Study
“Removing the dust from the blower and the air ducts can increase air flow from the registers by up to 20%.” -Adrian Environmental LLC

“100% of homes tested had toxic compounds including pesticides, cleaning compounds, chemicals found in furniture and building materials that can be the cause of asthma, allergies and other ailments.” –Harvard University Silent Spring Institute Study
“Indoor air can be 2-5 times and as much as 100 times more polluted than outside air.” –Environmental Protection Agency
“50% of all illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted indoor air.” –American College of Allergists

The Importance of IAQ

The Importance of IAQ

Respiratory ailments, often attributed to poor indoor air quality, represent the third largest cause of death in the U.S., ranking only behind heart disease and cancer, according to the American Medical Association. The Environmental Protection Agency has said that indoor air is often 7-10 times poorer than outdoor air quality.
Airborne Particles
Airborne particles are divided into two classifications – coarse, or those particles larger than 2.5 micron in diameter, and fine – those particles 2.5 micron or less in diameter. For reference purposes, a micron is 1/25,000th of an inch in diameter! It is the fine particles, 2.5 micron or smaller, that our natural defense systems cannot eliminate. Individuals with health problems, such as allergies or asthma, need to be protected from poor indoor air quality, as do certain other groups such as the elderly or the very young, who may have compromised or underdeveloped respiratory systems. Problems with indoor air quality go beyond health related issues – productivity, absenteeism, product integrity and even one’s sense of well-being may be adversely affected by poor air quality.
There are three basic approaches to improving indoor air quality
You can (1) control or eliminate the source of pollutant, (2) dilute the contaminant, usually through ventilation, or (3) remove the contaminant from the air by filtration. You can’t always reduce or eliminate the air contaminant source. Ventilation can be a good approach, but the source of contaminant may be in the outside air itself. This is especially true if your home is located near busy roadways. Also, ventilation can raise the cost of conditioning the air, since you may be required to heat or cool more air than before. When control and vventilation are not practical, filtration becomes an important option.
Filtration of sub-micron particles is not always easy. Most air filters are not designed to remove the fine particles from the air stream. The filters that come standard with a house furnace, or even commercial heating and air conditioning equipment, are not efficient at the removal of the fine particles. In fact, they are designed to protect the equipment from the larger particles, and do nothing at all to protect occupants.
When you need to remove harmful fine particles from the air, make sure you select a filter or filtration device that is specifically tested for its ability to remove very small particles. Some air filtration products state high efficiencies, but are really stating the capacity for holding dirt according to a percentage of total weight. This does not guarantee you will be able to filter out a corresponding high percentage of the fine particles. In a given sample of indoor air, about 98.5% of the number of particles present will be 1 micron or smaller in diameter. If you need to remove sub-micron particles, make sure the product you are evaluating has been tested specifically for its ability to remove particles in the 2.5 micron range and smaller.
Poor IAQ is expensive
Poor indoor air quality can negatively impact your heating and cooling system performance and add to the cost of running your system.According to the US EPA, a buildup of .042 (1/20) inches of dirt on the indoor cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of of up to 21%.
There are three basic types of filtration methods in use today:
Passive filters use a fibrous filtering material. They can range from very inefficient to highly efficient HEPA filters. Generally, the cheaper they are and the less air resistance they have, the less effective they are. The higher the air resistance, the more energy is required to overcome the airflow resistance, contributing to higher energy costs to operate. If a passive filter is too restrictive, it can cause damage to mechanical equipment.
Electronic, corona discharge filters electrically charge particles passing through them, then attract the particles to a series of grounded collector plates where the dirt accumulates. The collector is then removed for cleaning. Unlike passive filters that become more efficient as they load, corona discharge devices tend to become less efficient as they load, especially if the cleaning regimen is not maintained properly. When they become dirty, arcing may occur which can cause the production of ozone, which the EPA has identified as being harmful to health.
Active electronic, polarized media filters, such as Dynamic, represent the third major group of air filtration devices. This newer technology uses an electrical charge (safe, 24 volt current in the case of Dynamic) to establish a polarized field. Airborne particles pass through the field and adhere to the media. Like a passive filter, polarized media filters increase in efficiency as they load. Designed for use primarily in recirculating systems, polarized media filters can provide very high efficiency with a static pressure drop much lower than passive filters claiming a similar efficiency. This may lead to a decrease in energy consumption. Unlike corona discharge devices, the Dynamic cannot produce ozone, and maintenance is easy with periodic replacement of a disposable media.

UV Technology

UV Technology

With ultraviolet light, microwatts translate to effectiveness. Dynamic Series2 UVC lamps produce a very high output of 180 microwatts which is significantly higher than many other UVC lamps.
According to the EPA, airborne flu viruses can be captured and sterilized with a combination of high efficiency filters and UVC Light
•Adding filters and UVC together in successive layers can provide a lethal force to prevent distribution of airborne viruses into occupied spaces.
•A MERV10 filter alone captures only 10% of flu whereas adding an ultraviolet lamp triples that total single pass capture/sterilize rate to 35%.
What is Ultraviolet Light and how does it work?
The C wavelength of the UV spectrum targets the DNA of microorganisms, destroying their cells or making replication impossible. Directed at a cooling coil or drain pan, UVC energy destroys surface biofilm, a gluey matrix of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, debris, et al.) that grows in the presence of moisture. Biofilm is prevalent in HVAC systems and leads to a host of indoor air quality (IAQ) and operational problems that are sometimes mistakenly attributed solely to mold. UVC also destroys airborne viruses and bacteria that circulate through an HVAC system. UVC light was artificially created in the 1880’s and later commercially used to kill waterborne viruses and bacteria in 1909. By the 1930’s surgeons were using UVC light in operating rooms to reduce airborne bacterial and viral infections.
Ultraviolet (UV) lights have been used since the 1930s in commercial and industrial applications including, but not limited to, sanitizing meats and vegetables, medical applications, air treatment, and water treatment. Residentially they started to emerge as in-duct air purifiers in the early 1990’s and today there are several manufacturers jumping on the band wagon. UV lights are a proven technology, yet they must have the right wavelength and have enough power for surface kill of biological growth, as well as airborne control of micro-organisms and germs.
To make sure you are getting what you paid for when deciding on which UV light to have installed into your HVAC system the light must have a UVC germicidal wavelength lamp and enough microwatts of power to get the job done. UV lights below 55 microwatts of power have little effect for this application and 70 – 180 microwatts is recommended.
Outside the sun emits several wavelengths of light that serve many purposes in our outdoor environment: helping plants grow, producing vitamin D in the skin, skin tanning, kill germs and deodorize the air. These wavelengths are broken down with different measurements each serving a separate function or purpose and they are measured in nanometers (nm). The Ultraviolet (UV) spectrum consists of UVA, UVB, UVC, and VUV (or UVV). Visual light is above 400 nm and the UV spectrum ranges from 400 to 10 nm as depicted below:
Name
Abbreviation
Wavelength range
Before UV spectrum
Ultraviolet, long wave, or black light
UVB or medium wave tanning solons
Ultraviolet C short wave or germicidal
Ultraviolet V (Vacuum) ozone
Beyond UV range
Visible light
UVA
UVB
UVC
VUV or UVV
X-rays
above 400 nm
400 nm–315 nm
315 nm–280 nm
280 nm–100 nm
200 nm–100 nm
below 10 nm

Benefits

By controlling surface and airborne microbes, UVC can be beneficial in many ways, including Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) control and energy savings:
IAQ Control. UVC improves air quality by preventing the spread of airborne viruses and reducing the allergy and asthma symptoms triggered by biofilm/mold. It creates safer and more comfortable indoor environments, resulting in a happier and healthier home for you and your family.
Energy Savings. Studies show that even a very thin (.024″) layer of biofilm buildup on a coil increases energy consumption by 21.5%. UVC provides continuous cleaning of coils to eliminate biofilm more effectively than conventional cleaning methods. Field data from UVC commercial and healthcare installations has shown resulting HVAC energy savings ranging from 10% to 28%.

Dynamic Series2 Germicidal UVC Lamps are whole house systems that installs directly into the central heating and cooling system ductwork or plenum. The high intensity Dual-Radiant™ UVC “H” Lamp disinfects the air by neutralizing airborne pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and mold.

Polarized Media Technology

Polarized Media Technology

“Polarization is very different from ionization,” explains Duke Wiser, president of Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, the leader in manufacturing products using polarized-media technology.

A Different Technology – Polarizing vs. Ionizing
Polarization is very different from ionization,” explains Duke Wiser, president of Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, the leader in manufacturing products using polarized-media technology. “A polarized field does not produce any ozone, which occurs with ionizing. And polarized molecules are not charged and therefore less apt to collect where you don’t want them to. By contrast, ionized particles have either a positive or negative charge and are attracted to oppositely charged surfaces such as collector plates in precipitating air cleaners. But charged particles can also collect on walls, ductwork, and clothes.

Polarized particles are bi-polar which means that each molecule charge (at one end) and a negative charge (at the other end). Polarized particles are attracted to the other polarized particles that tend to float free and are recirculated through an HVAC system.
Polarizing produces no Ozone.
Polarized media air cleaners increase in efficiency as the media loads.

Ionized particles are either positively charged or negatively charged. An ionized particle is attracted to an oppositely charged surface such as a collector plate and precipitating air cleaner.
Ionizing can produce Ozone as a by-product.
Precipitating air cleaners lose efficiency as Ionizing wires and collecting plate surfaces get dirty.
Table: Polarizing vs. Ionizing
Polarized-media air cleaners do an excellent job of removing sub-micron (less than 1 micron in size) particles and without the efficiency loss associated with precipitating electronic air cleaners. The carbon center screens that are used in Dynamic air cleaners also trap odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). By the nature of polarization technology, the air cleaner’s effectiveness is best measured by assessing particle levels in the home or building over time. Part of the reason for this is a process called agglomeration. Trapped particles become polarized, as do any particles that pass through the air cleaner. Through agglomeration, the polarized particles bond with other polarized particles as they collide in the air. As they increase in size, they are collected. This enables the air cleaner to capture even the very smallest sub-micron particles that tend to suspend in the air rather than move in the air stream.
Any air cleaning system’s effectiveness will be, in part, determined by the air change rates, airflow patterns, and contaminant generation rates,” continues Wiser. “Typically in a house we see particle reductions of 70-90%, but because of the low air change rates in a home, it may take a few days. In a casino, on the other hand, even though the contaminant level and generation rates are much higher, the air change rates are over ten times higher than in a house, so significant reductions in both particles and VOCs are almost immediate.
Laser particle counters confirm this phenomenon. Over a time period of several days you will first see a reduction in particles under .3 microns in size. At the same time there is a spike in the number of larger particles as the smaller particles form larger particles, and then the total particle count drops off significantly.

COPD Awareness

COPD Awareness

Did you know that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the 3rd leading cause of death and some 30 million people are living with COPD in North America? More people die annually of COPD than breast cancer and diabetes combined and furthermore, there are an estimated 14 million people living with COPD who have never been diagnosed.

Indoor Air Quality is obviously a major focus for our industry for all the right reasons. Over the years, home comfort systems have evolved dramatically to improve the air people breathe. But until recently, IAQ has not been as important as it is today, which has contributed to health issues for millions.

We understand we can’t change the past, but we can react to this epidemic and help educate our friends and clients about COPD and lung health. We can encourage people to be screened and tested. If diagnosed early enough and treated, people can live long and productive lives even with COPD.

As a national partner of the COPD Foundation we are committed to helping to reach people that are already affected by COPD. We want to help put COPD on the map and rally support to help people living with COPD.

With over 30 million people in North America living with COPD, it is likely that we all know someone that has COPD, and probably someone that could have the disease who has never been screened or tested.

COPD is an umbrella term to describe progressive lung diseases characterized by increasing breathlessness. Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma and bronchiectasis are all forms of COPD. People should be screened if they experience:

  • a chronic cough
  • chest phlegm
  • feeling of a tight chest
  • breathlessness after walking up a flight of stairs or a hill
  • limitations of doing activities at home
  • sleeplessness due to breathing issues
  • lack of energy

Dynamic Air Quality Solutions is proud to have adopted the mission of the COPD Foundation as part of our corporate identity and culture. You’ll see information about COPD on our websites, in our newsletters and as a part of our messaging during training events, industry gatherings and tradeshows.

We’ll be helping to rally support from our industry friends through a very special event in December at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City – the Air Affair which promises to be an amazing evening. More details about this exciting event will be available in the future.

Let’s all help to make a difference by taking a proactive stance to help the COPD Foundation provide help and hope to families living with COPD. Please consider joining forces with the COPD Foundation and adopting our mission. Together we can take action today so more people will be able to breathe better tomorrow.

Retail

Retail



Of the almost 5 million commercial buildings in the U.S., retail buildings account for the largest energy bills and are responsible for the second largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA.  There are a growing number of retail companies that are embracing the principles of sustainability, taking actions that are tangible, measurable and meaningful in reducing the use of scarce resources and improving the efficiency of their businesses.  For a large company, this can add up to millions of dollars in annual savings.

Energy Solutions

The conventional approach to air quality in public spaces, as specified in ASHRAE Ventilation Standard 62, is to introduce fresh, outside air, to dilute contaminants. The amount of outside air depends on the number of building occupants.  Most HVAC systems in retail environments are designed for 7.5 CFM per person plus .12 CFM per square foot.  Shopping mall’s are usually designed for 7.5 CFM per person plus .06 CFM per square foot.  This can be costly, in terms of conditioning outside air, and sometimes ineffective, when the outside air is polluted. Cleaning the air, rather than diluting it, can save energy…and money. With Dynamic Air Cleaners, outside air requirements can be cut in half…or even to a third – under the guidelines of ASHRAE Standard 62 IAQ Procedures. And Dynamic Air Cleaners have lower static pressures than other high efficiency air cleaners.

IAQ Solutions

Retail spaces can contain a myriad of air quality issues.  Odors and VOCs are present in most retail environments but they are definitely more noticeable in some such as restaurants, pet stores, hair and beauty salons, cigar stores, etc.

Dynamic Air Cleaners are used to clean indoor air but can also be used to clean incoming outdoor ventilation air to remove odors and dangerous ultrafine particles (UFPs) such as those contained in vehicle exhaust in urban areas.

Maintenance Solutions

Dynamic Air Cleaner media pads last longer than conventional passive filtration; extending change-out intervals, and saving labor costs. Maintenance personnel like Dynamic media pads because they are lighter and less bulky than bag or cartridge filters, and are easier to handle. And Dynamic V8 media pads have a maintenance interval measured in years instead of months.

When sustainability increases profit margins and reduces waste in a retailer’s business, everyone wins…the consumer, the retailer, the community in which the retailer operates…and the environment.

Government Buildings

Government Buildings



Dynamic Air Quality Solutions has been part of many high profile Government projects including the Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters and the anthrax clean-up effort at the Brentwood Post Office in Washington D.C. Since 2005, Dynamic Air Cleaners have been installed in over 200 government projects in the U.S. and Canada, including state & local and military sectors:

Issues such as air quality and sustainability are important with government projects just as they are in the private sector.  In addition, though, Dynamic Air Cleaners have been chosen for applications within the U.S. military and sensitive government office buildings because of their effectiveness with airborne chemical threats such as Anthrax.

High Efficiency Air Cleaning – Dynamic Air Cleaners remove dangerous airborne particles that other air cleaning systems miss…including odors, VOCs, smoke, bacteria, allergens, fine dust, molds and pollen…without producing any harmful ozone. When properly applied Dynamic Air Cleaners can have a significant impact on removing odors from outside air as the air comes through the ventilation system.

Lower Operational Costs – Studies show that 92% of the cost of filtration is something other than the media, including energy (fan horsepower to push the air through the filter), labor to change the media and costs of disposal. Dynamic Air Cleaners can have a significant impact on reducing these costs as compared to bag and cartridge filters. Dynamic V-bank air cleaners can last up to 7 times longer than comparable cartridge filters and can cut down the mid-life static pressure by as much as 1.5” which saves significantly on the horsepower required for specific air handler.

Reduced Ventilation Air Costs – The conventional approach to ventilation air, as specified in ASHRAE Ventilation Standard 62, is to introduce fresh, outside air, to dilute contaminants. The amount of outside air depends on the number building occupants. Most school HVAC systems are designed for 15 CFM per person. This can be costly, in terms of conditioning outside air, and sometimes ineffective, when the outside air is polluted. Cleaning the air, rather than diluting it, can save energy…and money. With Dynamic Air Cleaners, outside air requirements can be cut in half…or even to a third – under the guidelines of ASHRAE Standard 62 IAQ Procedures. And Dynamic Air Cleaners have lower static pressures than other high efficiency air cleaners.