Pure Skies for better indoor air quality
Devic Earth provides several Pure Skies models for improving indoor air quality inside offices, schools,shopping malls and other commercial spaces, hospitality and wellness, healthcare, gyms, and even airport terminals.
Pure Skies reduces particulate pollutants (PM2.5 and PM10), nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Overall air quality index improves by a minimum 33%. In addition:
Carbon dioxide - an important indoor air pollutant that causes impaired memory and fatigue (think stuffy meeting rooms) - reduces by an average 20 ppm (5%)
How does it work?
Pure Skies are unlike conventional air purifiers. Instead, they use a novel omni-directional antenna to generate weak radio waves in a specific pulsed sequence. Because radio waves are able to travel over long distances (compared to cell phone towers, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi), Pure Skies is able to work over a distance. However, these radio waves work at a particular frequency which does not affect other forms of telecommunication.
The pulsed radio waves accelerate the velocity of very small particle pollutants (< 20 microns) and aerosols, increasing their clearance through a natural process called dry deposition.
Imagine a billiard table (the atmosphere) filled with billiard balls (pollutants). When the cue ball (radio waves) hits the billiard balls, they scatter. In the hands of a skilled billiard player, the balls move quickly into the side or corner pockets and are cleared away (dry deposition).
Why indoor air quality matters
“Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in a home, school, office, or other building environment. The impact of indoor air quality on human health is important for several reasons:
For businesses, poor indoor air quality leads to time and cost leakages. As indoor air quality deteriorates, worker productivity declines while healthcare costs due to days lost due to illness increase.
Worldwide, we spend, on average, approximately 80-90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.
People who are most susceptible to the adverse effects of pollution (e.g., the very young, older adults, people with cardiovascular or respiratory disease) tend to spend even more time indoors.
Indoor concentrations of some pollutants have increased in recent decades due to such factors as energy-efficient building construction (when it lacks sufficient mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate air exchange) and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners.
Improving air quality index (AQI) to less than 50 improves productivity of employees by 5-6%, which in turn increases the profitability of the company by 1%, according to a study published in the Harvard Business Review.
Worker productivity drops by 1% for every increase in PM2.5 levels by 10 mcg/m3, according to researchers from Columbia University.
Better air quality means reduced cost and time leakages due to better employee health, reduced days lost to sick leave, and improved productivity.
The benefits of improved air quality and sustainability extends into your company's work culture.
Retention is a cornerstone of success and healthy work culture.
Demonstrating sustainable practices improves employee retention, motivation, and recruitment , according to a study by Indiana University
Younger workers, especially millennials, are more likely to value and join companies with demonstrated sustainability programs, according to a survey by Deloitte.
An air quality improvement program powered by Pure Skies is a tangible way to demonstrate your company's commitment to sustainability.
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The S-word is all over the business pages and social media these days.
Sustainability betters the bottom line. In a recent meta-analysis, 88% of studies found that companies that adhered to social or environmental standards showed better operational performance, and 80% of studies showed a positive effect on stock price performance. If that's not good business sense, then we do know what is.
Sustainability wins customers. Consumers are more likely to choose brands with transparent and clear sustainability actions.
72% of millennials in the UK are willing to pay more for products from companies committed to positive social and environmental impact (Provenance).
For millennials, sustainability is more important than convenience (Business Insider, A.T. Kearney Analysis).
More than 21% of people said they would actively choose brands if they made their sustainability credentials clearer on their packaging and in their marketing (Unilever Report, 2017).
Unilever’s “sustainable living” brands are growing 30 percent faster than the rest of their business.
Sustainability improves brand value. Just ask Elon Musk, whose Tesla Motors Model 3 sold more cars in the United States than Mercedes Benz.
Sustainability influences investors. Sustainable investing has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. 75% of individual investors in a recent poll by Morgan Stanley were interested in sustainable investing, and 71% believe companies that focus on the environment and social goals will actually earn better returns.
Which Pure Skies model is right for me?
Pure Skies comes in 4 models. The table below will help you choose the one that meets your requirements. Our experts are also here to help.
How efficient is Pure Skies?
Pure Skies systems have been installed for our customers and also for demos to improve air quality. Air quality monitors collect and analyze the level of pollution in the air before giving us the air quality readings known as Air Quality Index (AQI).
Pure Skies systems, when installed, improve the air quality by a minimum of 33%. This phenomenon can be observed by noticing the AQI levels. Following is a graphical representation of the efficiency of Pure Skies system at a customer location. Four hour average AQI readings have been taken throughout the day for two days, one without and one with pure skies unit.
It can be clearly observed from the above representation from one of our customer's location that there is a significant improvement in the air quality when the Pure Skies system was turned on when compared to the day when there was no Pure Skies system.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency standards, the air quality of the place was Very Unhealthy to Hazardous. After the Pure Skies system was turned on, there is a significant reduction in this indoor air pollution and the AQI levels improved and came to Good levels. This proves the efficiency of Pure Skies system in the buildings, and in the live site of our customer. Not only under controlled circumstances like gas chambers, but also under uncontrolled and real life circumstances, Pure Skies works!