The AirBox Air Quality Assessment

Find out how clean your
air is – or how dirty

Assess and Audit your indoor air quality

What is an Air Quality Assessment?

The objective of the AirBox Indoor Air Quality Assessment is to conduct a thorough examination of air quality within client facilities, with a primary focus on identifying key contaminants of concern (COCs). These studies are rooted in the latest scientific research pertaining to contaminants typically found in the specific industrial or commercial settings.

To ensure the accuracy and relevance of our findings, we adhere to the most up-to-date guidelines and requirements provided by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Standards. These standards are widely acknowledged for their stringent criteria for maintaining optimal indoor environmental quality.

In addition to leveraging these standards, our approach includes the deployment of technicians with high-precision portable sensors capable of detecting and measuring a wide range of air contaminants at high resolution. This technology enables real-time monitoring and analysis of air quality, providing detailed insights into the types and concentrations of contaminants present.

Furthermore, we will complement our on-site sensor data with thorough laboratory measurements. These lab analyses will provide a deeper understanding of the properties of the identified contaminants, offering a more nuanced view of the air quality within print shops. This comprehensive approach, combining state-of-the-art sensor technology with in-depth laboratory analysis, ensures a precise assessment of air quality within commercial facilities.

It will provide the foundation for effective strategies to mitigate the identified COCs, thereby safeguarding the health and well-being of building employees and visitors alike.

Audit your air in
4 simple steps

Our data-driven Air Quality Assessment takes the guesswork out of what’s going on with your air.
It tells you exactly what contaminants are in your indoor air and how many of them. These steps will lead you
from guessing to knowing—and from dirty, unhealthy air to clean.

STEP 1

Floor plan submittal and proposal

You need an accurate picture of indoor air contaminants. That’s why the AirBox Indoor Air Quality Assessment process has you submit a floor plan first. Our Analytical team will then recommend the best sampling points in the facility.

STEP 2

Analytical team performs assessment

AirBox analytical technicians, led by our LEED Certified Environmental Scientist, will provide a quantitative assessment of particulate and gaseous contaminants. We use highly calibrated sensors and air sampling diagnostic equipment to provide the most accurate results.

STEP 3

Lab analyses and data reporting

We combine data from our cutting-edge sensor technology with in-depth lab analysis performed by an accredited lab to ensure a comprehensive, accurate assessment of air quality. This points the way for effective strategies to mitigate the identified contaminants.

STEP 4

Improved indoor air solutions

The results of the assessment are then reviewed by our analytical group and engineers to provide a science-backed strategy to effectively improve the indoor air quality of your facility using ASHRAE Standard 241 Compliant air cleaners.

What contaminants are included
in the assessment?

List of Contaminant of Concerns/Indicators

Design Compound or PM2.5 Acceptable IAQ Reference
Carbon monoxide 9 ppm

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

PM2.5 12 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Ozone 70 ppb

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

TVOC Variable See Appendix B
CO2 Variable See Appendix B
Speciated VOCs (lab measurements)
Acetaldehyde 140 µg/m3
Acetone 1200 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Benzene 3 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Dichloromethane 400 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Formaldehyde 33 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Naphthalene 9 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Phenol 10 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Tetrachloroethylene 35 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Toluene 300 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

1,1,1-trichloroethane 1000 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Xylene, total 500 µg/m3

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022

LEED EQpc124

Need more info?

Get a concise summary detailing the sources and associated
health effects of each selected compound

Request your Indoor Air Quality Assessment


Welcome to the era of clean air

AirBox is America’s top manufacturer of commercial-grade air
purification systems, proven to eliminate over 99.99% of harmful
airborne particles and pathogens in indoor environments.

Clean Air Insights

AirBox, Inc. continues to lead the market in clean air solutions by adding air audit and assessment services to their offerings.

AirBox, the leading brand and USA-based manufacturer in commercial indoor air quality (IAQ), is excited to announce their new indoor air quality services, designed to help facilities become compliant with existing and future ventilation requirements. As the effects of polluted air become more recognizable to the general public, Americans demand cleaner air, not just at home but also in commercial spaces. Furthermore, ASHRAE Standard 241 has introduced basic requirements, such as the use of specific filtration and air cleaning methods (including HEPA filters) and creating a plan for times when there is an increased risk of infection. This means that not only is clean air desired by people occupying indoor spaces, but indoor air is now also required to be measured and regulated to ensure the health and safety of indoor spaces. Effective immediately, AirBox's Analytical Group is offering indoor air quality audit and assessment services to commercial clients. Following ASHRAE and LEED standards, AirBox will identify VOC's and particulate matter using calibrated instrumentation and lab analysis to help building owners make educated decisions for IAQ improvements, audit their existing IAQ practices, and mitigate liability for IAQ complaints. “Understanding the components of the air that we breathe indoors is critical for keeping people safer and healthier. Indoor air quality assessments provide building owners with a first-hand account of the building conditions occupants are exposed to on an everyday basis. My team uses IAQ assessment data that is measured through mass spectroscopy, optical microscopy, and a range of continuous monitoring measurement procedures, such as laser photometer, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR), gas sensitive semiconductor (GSS), and galvanic cell technology. In turn, we make recommendations to control these contaminants which will have a huge impact for the given space.” – Cara Cywinski, LEED Certified Environmental Scientist In addition to improving their clean air solutions through these new services, AirBox has updated all certifications for their products to meet the recent ASHRAE Standard 241 requirements. AirBox will also proudly adhere to the same strict manufacturing regulations and standard compliances when developing new products – such as the new line of revolutionary air cleaners unlike any other ever to be designed or manufactured that AirBox looks to launch in the coming months. AirBox is proud to be the only air cleaning device manufacturer to offer this type of turnkey solution making them the all-in-one clean air experts, from testing and reporting to creating an optimized clean air plan and providing the products that are certified to do the job. By partnering with AirBox, employers and building owners can rest assured they are in compliance with newly appointed standards and regulations, thereby keeping their buildings safe and healthy for everyone inside. “Diagnostics and solutions should always go hand in hand when controlling indoor air quality. It clearly identifies the problems and validates the solutions. This crucial step has been overlooked when planning for an effective indoor air quality strategy. First and foremost, AirBox is a partner. We’re revolutionizing the indoor air quality space by providing help at every stage of IAQ improvement. Our end goal is to partner with building owners to provide a safer working, learning, and living environment for occupants while providing peace of mind that they are meeting the most current ventilation standards and mitigating their liability.”– Adam Smith, AirBox President About AirBox AirBox is an industry leader in contamination control and pathogen mitigation for commercial facilities and occupied spaces. AirBox products are manufactured in an EPA-registered facility in North Carolina, UL Listed, ASHRAE Standard 241-Compliant, and utilize Certified HEPA technology that evolved from filtration technology common to ultra-clean manufacturing and research environments typical to pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and biotechnology industries. For additional information, visit www.airboxamerica.com ...

Funding Clean Air: Navigating ESSER and EPA Opportunities for Schools

Introduction In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, educational institutions have faced unprecedented challenges, particularly in ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. The importance of maintaining high indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools has emerged as a critical concern, given its significant impact on reducing the transmission of viruses and enhancing the overall learning environment.  To address this, the U.S. government has stepped forward with pivotal financial support through ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) funding. These initiatives represent a concerted effort to bolster schools' capabilities in managing IAQ and safeguarding the well-being of their communities. ESSER and EPA funding are more than just financial aids; they are lifelines that empower schools to undertake comprehensive improvements in IAQ systems, implement cutting-edge health protocols, and adopt innovative educational technologies. With these funds, schools can navigate the complex landscape of post-pandemic recovery and ensure that their environments are conducive to learning and growth. These funds underscore a growing recognition of the vital role that environmental factors play in educational outcomes. Improved IAQ is linked to better student performance, lower absenteeism, and enhanced cognitive functions — key indicators of a thriving learning community. As schools strive to adapt to the new normal, ESSER and EPA funding provide essential resources for creating healthier, more sustainable environments where students and teachers can excel. Decoding ESSER: Empowering Schools in the Wake of COVID-19  The ESSER fund has been a cornerstone in the United States' response to the educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Introduced as part of the CARES Act in March 2020, ESSER funding was designed to help schools navigate the unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic. With subsequent allocations under the CRRSA Act and the American Rescue Plan, the funding has evolved to address both immediate needs and longer-term educational challenges.  This financial aid supports a broad range of activities, from enhancing remote learning capabilities to making necessary adjustments for in-person instruction, including significant improvements in IAQ and upgrading facilities to meet health guidelines.  This progression underscores the federal government's commitment to supporting educational institutions as they adapt to changing public health conditions and strive to provide uninterrupted learning. ESSER Funding Allocation and Use The allocation of ESSER funds is flexible, allowing schools to determine the most effective uses based on their unique circumstances. This includes addressing learning loss, preparing schools for reopening, testing, repairing, and upgrading projects to improve air quality in school buildings.  The broad scope of permissible uses ensures that schools can invest in a wide array of initiatives to benefit students and staff, from mental health services to technology enhancements for online learning. However, as schools plan their recovery strategies, it's crucial to be mindful of the deadlines for utilizing ESSER funds. Timely planning and execution of improvement projects are essential to maximize the impact of this funding. By adhering to these timelines, schools can ensure that they leverage ESSER funds effectively to address both immediate and long-term educational challenges, setting the stage for a resilient and inclusive recovery from the pandemic's effects. Unlocking the Potential: EPA Funding for School Air Quality In an effort to complement existing initiatives like ESSER funding, the EPA has introduced a new funding opportunity as a direct response to the urgent need for improved ventilation and air purification in educational facilities across the country and is specifically aimed at enhancing IAQ in schools.   Schools can benefit from eligible projects such as improving indoor air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, alongside capacity building, training and education initiatives, as well as research and demonstration projects. By offering financial assistance for such projects, the EPA aims to address the long-standing issue of indoor air pollution in schools. The EPA's funding initiative is designed to support schools in their efforts to identify, monitor, and mitigate air quality issues, thereby promoting the well-being of students and staff alike.  How Schools Can Access EPA Funding The EPA will award four to six grants of $5 million to $8 million to support five years of school IAQ and energy efficiency activities. The deadline to apply is March 19, 2024 and the grants are expected to be awarded by fall 2024. Accessing the EPA's IAQ funding requires schools to navigate a series of application processes and compliance guidelines. Schools are encouraged to conduct comprehensive IAQ assessments to identify specific needs and prioritize projects that will have the most significant impact.  Collaboration with local health departments and adherence to EPA guidelines are crucial steps in developing a strong funding application. Additionally, schools must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining improved IAQ standards over the long term, ensuring that the benefits of funded projects are sustained well into the future. This funding opportunity represents a pivotal moment for schools to enhance their indoor air quality, a critical component of creating safer and more inviting educational spaces.  By taking advantage of both ESSER and EPA funding, schools can implement comprehensive solutions that address immediate health concerns while laying the groundwork for ongoing environmental wellness. Strategic Planning for IAQ Success: Utilizing ESSER and EPA Grants In the quest to create safer, healthier learning environments, schools have a unique opportunity to tap into significant financial resources through ESSER and EPA funding. These funds, earmarked specifically for educational and environmental health initiatives, offer schools the means to undertake necessary improvements in IAQ. However, maximizing these opportunities requires strategic planning, precise identification of needs, and an understanding of how to effectively combine resources from both programs. Identifying Needs and Planning for IAQ Improvements The first step in leveraging these funds effectively is to conduct a thorough assessment of the school's current IAQ status. This involves: Identifying potential sources of air pollution, Evaluating the efficiency of existing ventilation systems, and  Determining the need for air purification solutions.  Schools should prioritize projects based on urgency, impact on student and staff health, and alignment with funding guidelines.  Creating a comprehensive IAQ improvement plan with clear objectives and measurable outcomes is essential for successful funding applications and project implementation. Best Practices for Utilizing ESSER and EPA Funds To maximize the impact of ESSER and EPA funding, schools should consider a multifaceted approach to IAQ improvements. This includes: Upgrading HVAC systems to enhance ventilation Installing high-efficiency air filters Implementing regular maintenance schedules to ensure long-term effectiveness.  Additionally, investing in portable air cleaners, like AirBox, for high-density areas and adopting indoor air quality management plans can further safeguard against pollutants and pathogens. Collaboration with stakeholders, including staff, parents, and local health authorities, is crucial in prioritizing projects and ensuring community support. Schools should also explore opportunities for matching funds or in-kind contributions to extend the reach of federal dollars.  By adhering to best practices in project planning and execution, schools can create healthier learning environments that benefit students and staff well beyond the immediate future. This not only addresses the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic but also establishes a foundation for ongoing environmental health and wellness in schools. Navigating the Maze: Solutions for School IAQ Funding Challenges Securing and effectively utilizing ESSER and EPA funding presents a unique set of challenges for schools aiming to IAQ. From navigating complex application processes to ensuring compliance with specific use requirements, the path to obtaining and maximizing these funds can seem daunting.  However, with a clear understanding of common obstacles and strategic solutions, schools can overcome these hurdles and realize the full potential of their funding opportunities. Navigating Funding Hurdles One of the primary challenges schools face is the intricate application and reporting requirements associated with ESSER and EPA funds. The paperwork can be overwhelming, and the need for detailed planning and budgeting may deter some schools from applying. To navigate these hurdles, schools should seek guidance from state education agencies, utilize available templates and resources for application writing, and consider partnering with consultants who specialize in federal education funding. Establishing a dedicated team to manage the funding process can also streamline applications and ensure compliance with all requirements. Another challenge is the timing and allocation of funds. Schools must carefully plan their projects to align with funding deadlines and ensure that spending is both strategic and timely. This involves prioritizing projects that meet urgent needs while also considering the long-term sustainability of IAQ improvements. Regular communication with funding agencies to stay informed about deadlines and flexibility in fund usage can help schools manage their projects more effectively. Ensuring Long-Term Healthy IAQ For schools to ensure long-term healthy IAQ, ongoing maintenance and monitoring are essential. This requires developing a sustainable plan that includes regular evaluations of IAQ, continued education and training for staff, and engagement with the school community about the importance of air quality. Securing additional funding sources for maintenance or leveraging community partnerships can provide the necessary support for these ongoing efforts. Despite the challenges, the opportunities presented by ESSER and EPA funding for IAQ improvements are significant. With strategic planning, collaboration, and a focus on long-term success, schools can transform these challenges into stepping stones toward healthier and more resilient educational environments. Closing Thoughts: The Path Forward with ESSER and EPA Funding As we wrap up our exploration of ESSER and EPA funding opportunities for improving indoor air quality in schools, it's clear that these resources represent a pivotal investment in the health and well-being of students and staff.  The strategic use of ESSER and EPA funding can catalyze transformative changes in how schools approach indoor air quality, setting new standards for safe, healthy learning spaces.  By addressing current challenges with foresight and innovation, schools can ensure that the benefits of these investments are felt for years to come, enhancing educational outcomes and supporting community well-being. As schools navigate this path, the lessons learned and successes achieved will undoubtedly serve as a blueprint for future initiatives aimed at ensuring all students have access to a healthy learning environment. If you’re ready to learn more about utilizing ESSER and EPA funding  for improving indoor air quality in your school district ...

Why Contractors are Key to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Our mission aligns with the vital needs of contractors, equipping you with advanced tools and technologies for IAQ improvement. At AirBox, we understand the challenges and nuances of ensuring clean air in various commercial environments. From schools to offices, our commitment is to provide clean, safe air for everyone.  Here, we delve into ways in which AirBox empowers contractors. Moreover, we strive to show you our effective solutions that lead to successful partnerships.  Join us as we explore the pivotal role of contractors in achieving optimal indoor air quality and how AirBox's expertise and support make a significant difference. The Critical Role of Contractors in Enhancing Indoor Air Quality Contractors in the indoor air quality (IAQ) field are integral to implementing healthier environments. With AirBox's innovative solutions, you can find a partnership that elevates your ability to tackle IAQ challenges effectively. This collaboration is about more than just equipping spaces with advanced systems; it's about enhancing the contractors' role in transforming indoor air quality. In this partnership, we provide contractors with the latest in IAQ technology. With your on-the-ground expertise, you are pivotal in bringing these solutions to life. You ensure that indoor spaces are compliant with health standards and conducive to well-being. AirBox Solutions: Empowering Contractors in IAQ Enhancement AirBox is dedicated to empowering contractors in indoor air quality (IAQ) enhancement. We provide a suite of advanced products and technologies specifically designed to support the complex needs of IAQ management. Our solutions offer contractors a robust platform for: Diagnosing the quality of air Improving air quality  Monitoring air quality Maintaining optimal air quality in diverse environments Our technical support extends beyond conventional offerings. AirBox will equip you with intelligent IAQ monitoring systems that deliver real-time data and insights. Our Smart Fleet Management system empowers you to make informed decisions and implement precise solutions tailored to each client's unique requirements. Our state-of-the-art filtration systems and air quality management tools facilitate easy adoption and efficient operation. They are engineered to integrate seamlessly with existing HVAC infrastructures.  Additionally, our commitment to innovation means contractors have access to the latest advancements in IAQ technology. This includes smart sensors that detect various air quality factors and advanced filtration technologies that address specific air quality concerns. By partnering with AirBox, you are equipped with superior technology. Furthermore, you will have the knowledge and support needed to navigate the evolving landscape of IAQ solutions. This partnership ensures you can confidently offer your clients the most effective and up-to-date IAQ enhancements. Case Study: Successful Indoor Air Quality Improvements with AirBox The case of Oceanside High School illustrates a significant aspect for contractors: the practical application of advanced IAQ solutions in real-world settings. This school recently faced a challenge common in public spaces: mitigating the spread of COVID-19. This situation required a solution that was effective and also easily implementable by contractors in a busy educational environment. AirBox provided the solution with its Peak Series-S units. We chose this option because of its high-efficiency filtration capabilities while being concealable in a small classroom. Contractors installed these units in the gym's weight room, locker rooms, and other key locations. AirBox systems can easily be integrated into existing spaces. This is an essential factor for contractors working in varied and often challenging environments. The outcome was a safer environment for students and significantly reduced risk of virus transmission. This successful implementation can show you how to leverage AirBox's technology to address pressing IAQ challenges. It demonstrates the practicality and effectiveness of our solutions in real-life scenarios. Moreover, it reinforces the contractor's role in enhancing public health through improved IAQ. Building a Strong Partnership: How AirBox Collaborates with Contractors At AirBox, our collaboration with contractors centers on providing you with comprehensive technical support and advanced air purification systems. We cater to a diverse range of commercial spaces and ensure contractors have everything they need for successful integration. Our detailed submittals, along with Installation, Operation, & Maintenance Manuals (IO&M), provide essential information and guidelines. These resources are crucial for contractors, architects, and engineers who need detailed data on our air cleaners. Our commitment to ASHRAE Standard 241 compliance is integral to our partnership with contractors. We assist in creating building readiness plans and offer compliance packages for ASHRAE Standard 241. These packages include: A cover letter with AirBox certification Product specification sheets,  Safety and bioaerosol test reports,  Maintenance requirements and  Detailed Safe Air Plans  Our roots in cleanroom technology, originating from the semiconductor manufacturing industry, have given us deep insights into micro-contamination and filtration. We apply this expertise to our commercial air purification solutions and share it with you. This enables you to use our state-of-the-art, certified HEPA air cleaners in your projects effectively. Joining Forces for Healthier Indoor Environments As we conclude, it's clear that the collaboration between AirBox and contractors is pivotal in advancing indoor air quality (IAQ). This partnership is essential in creating healthier, safer indoor environments across various commercial spaces. From detailed submittals to compliance with ASHRAE Standard 241, AirBox equips contractors with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively enhance IAQ. Real-world case studies, like the implementation at Oceanside High School, exemplify the tangible impact of this collaboration.  AirBox's expertise combined with the practical know-how of contractors, forms a formidable team in the fight for better air quality. This synergy is about improving IAQ and promoting overall health and well-being in indoor spaces.  As we move forward, the importance of maintaining high indoor air quality standards cannot be overstated. Contractors seeking to enhance their IAQ solutions and deliver superior air quality can find their partner in AirBox. Together, we can achieve the shared goal of cleaner, healthier air for all. Contact us to learn more about how AirBox can support your IAQ projects and explore partnership opportunities. Let's join forces to create healthier indoor environments ...

The Health Benefits of Air Cleaners for Indoor Environments

At AirBox, we don't just create air cleaners; we innovate solutions for healthier living. Our mission is to transform indoor environments – from bustling schools to dynamic offices – into havens of clean air. There is a growing concern about air quality and its impact on our health. This is why it's time to focus on what really matters: breathing cleaner, healthier air. AirBox air cleaners use advanced technology and high-efficiency HEPA filters. That way, they capture the unseen – tiny particles and contaminants that affect our health every day. We're talking about more than just removing dust or pollen. This is a comprehensive approach to purifying your breathing space. This post will guide you through the wonders of AirBox air cleaners, their transformative impact, and how you can choose the right one for your needs. Embrace the health benefits of air cleaners and embark on a journey to elevate your indoor air quality. With AirBox, a breath of fresh air is just the beginning. Air Cleaners: Much More Than Meets the Eye When we think of air cleaners, it's easy to picture just an injection molded plastic box with flimsy filters sitting in a bedroom corner. But with new studies coming out almost daily, there are more reasons to invest in air cleaners. AirBox air cleaners are game-changers in creating healthier indoor spaces. They do more than just trap dust and pollen. These devices are like silent guardians, working tirelessly to improve the air we breathe. Imagine a room where the air is not just clean but purified. That's what AirBox offers. Our air cleaners use HEPA filters, known for trapping 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. It's not just about removing the visible dust or pet dander. We're talking about capturing the tiny particles you can't see. These are the culprits behind allergies, asthma attacks, and even long-term respiratory issues. But the magic doesn't stop there. AirBox air cleaners also tackle molecular contaminants. They use a proprietary blend of advanced carbon media to absorb harmful chemicals and odors. This means cleaner air but also peace of mind. You are not just removing allergens but creating an environment supporting health and wellbeing. In schools, offices, or homes, these air cleaners are vital. They ensure that the air circulating around us is not a vehicle for health hazards. How Clean Air Transforms Your Health Clean air is not just a comfort; it's a health necessity. Here's how AirBox air cleaners make a real difference. Your body notices when the air in your space is free from pollutants. You breathe easier, sleep better, and even think more clearly. Allergies can be a thing of the past. AirBox air cleaners trap pollen, dust mites, and pet dander – the usual suspects of sneezing and sniffling indoors. This means fewer allergy symptoms and more comfortable days. Asthma sufferers, take note. Cleaner air means fewer triggers. With fewer irritants in the air, asthma attacks can decrease significantly. It's not just about managing symptoms. It's about creating an environment where these problems are less likely to occur. But it's more than respiratory health. Clean air impacts overall well-being. Studies show that cleaner air can lead to better cognitive function and reduced stress levels. When your brain gets pure, oxygen-rich air, it works at its best. Unlock the Health Wonders of Air Cleaners in Professional Spaces AirBox brings a revolution to professional environments like schools and workplaces. Here's how our air cleaners unlock health wonders in these critical spaces. In schools, where young minds grow, clean air is paramount. AirBox air cleaners significantly reduce airborne contaminants, from chalk dust to flu viruses. This means fewer sick days for both students and teachers. A classroom with purified air is a place where concentration improves and learning thrives. AirBox air cleaners are making a notable difference in schools, where clean air is crucial. Now, picture a typical office. It's not just a workspace; it's a breathing space for ideas and innovation. AirBox air cleaners play a vital role here. They tackle pollutants that can cause headaches, fatigue, and even long-term health issues. Clean air leads to increased productivity and a more energized workforce. Then, there's the aspect of safety in manufacturing environments. AirBox's advanced air cleaning technology can handle even the most challenging pollutants, like chemical fumes and fine particulates. This isn't just about meeting health and safety standards; it's about exceeding them. Furthermore, it is about ensuring a workplace that's not just compliant but truly healthy. Choose Your Air Cleaner Based on Your Needs Selecting the right air cleaner is crucial for a healthier indoor environment. This is more than just about buying a new product based on cost or a warranty, it is about finding a solution that caters to your needs, will be effective in the environment it’s placed in, and will keep you in compliance with recent ventilation standards. Let's break down the key considerations. First up, pay attention to what certifications or industry standards the air cleaner claims to be in compliance with. By January 1, 2025, all air cleaners used in commercial spaces must be compliant with the testing requirements as stated in Appendix A of the ASHRAE Standard 241: Control of Infectious Aerosols. You may want to reconsider your purchase if the device you’re looking at is not compliant with this Standard. Next up, size matters. A smaller, bedroom style unit might be perfect for a private office. However, larger spaces like classrooms and conference rooms demand more powerful models and commercial-grade filters. AirBox offers a range of sizes to ensure effective coverage in any space. Then, consider the specific challenges of your environment. Are you dealing with high foot traffic with increased bioaerosols, or perhaps an industrial or manufacturing area prone to specific chemicals, pollutants or allergens? Schools, for instance, require air cleaners that can handle everything from chalk dust to mold and flu viruses. AirBox's advanced models are designed with varying filtration methods to meet these diverse demands. Also, let's talk about efficiency. AirBox air cleaners are equipped with energy efficient fan motors and HEPA filters that can last for many years. Our Smart Fleet Management software allows the users to create unique operation schedules for their air cleaners while also monitoring the filter life. This software adds to the efficiency of the overall air cleaning program making it one of the most energy and cost efficient solutions on the market.  This is important for creating a long-term air quality program that creates a safe, breathable environment free from health hazards. Lastly, don't overlook the ease of use. At AirBox, we understand that an air cleaner should seamlessly integrate into your space without causing disruption. Our models are: User-friendly Easy to maintain Quiet when operating  Enhancing your daily activities Choosing an AirBox air cleaner means opting for a healthier, more productive environment. One that is tailored to your unique needs and challenges. Embracing Air Cleaners for Healthier Living Choosing AirBox air cleaners is a big step towards a healthier life. Throughout this post, we've explored many benefits of air cleaners in indoor environments. Let's recap the key takeaways. First, remember that air cleaners do a lot more than just filter dust. They're powerful tools for health. With HEPA filters, AirBox machines capture tiny, harmful particles. This means cleaner air, fewer allergies, and better breathing for everyone. In schools, these air cleaners are real game-changers. They cut down on germs and allergens, leading to less sickness and more focus in class. It's not just about being healthy; it's about making the best environment for learning. In offices, clean air means more energy and better work. AirBox helps keep the air fresh, which can lead to fewer headaches and more productive days. Picking the right AirBox is key. Whether you need a small one for a cozy office or a big one for a busy gymnasium, we've got you covered. Each model is made to fit different spaces and needs. Lastly, investing in AirBox air cleaners is investing in a healthier lifestyle. Our cleaners transform our spaces into healthier, more enjoyable places to work and spend time in.  Elevate Your Indoor Air Quality Today Ready to elevate your indoor air quality? Learn more about how AirBox can transform your professional environment. As your partner in creating healthy indoor spaces, we're committed to offering full, consultative solutions tailored to your specific needs.  Simply contact us for more information, and let's start this journey towards cleaner, healthier air together.  With AirBox, better air quality isn't just a dream – it's a reality within reach ...

The One Thing Facilities Managers Need For Maintaining Indoor Air Quality

In the midst of this, one critical aspect often demands special attention – maintaining superior indoor air quality. It's a vital yet complex puzzle piece in the broader picture of facility management. This is where AirBox cleaners sail into the picture. At AirBox, we understand the multifaceted challenges faced by facility managers. Our mission is to ease this journey by providing innovative solutions tailored to your unique needs.  Our flagship offering, the Smart Fleet Management System, is more than just a product – it's a pathway to streamlined and efficient facility management. Here, you can discover how AirBox can turn everyday hurdles into opportunities for enhanced performance.What Challenges Do Facility Managers Face?  Facility managers juggle a complex mix of responsibilities daily. Ensuring a safe, productive environment tops their list. They must balance tight budgets while meeting ever-evolving building codes and environmental standards. It's a high-pressure role, with challenges coming from all directions. One major concern is indoor air quality. It's not just about comfort; it's a health issue. Poor air quality can lead to health problems for occupants, from minor irritations to serious respiratory conditions. Keeping up with the latest standards in air filtration and quality is a constant challenge. The maintenance of systems and equipment is also a key concern. Facility managers need to ensure everything functions seamlessly, often across large spaces or multiple locations. This includes regular checks, repairs, and replacements – a task that becomes daunting without the right tools and technology. The pandemic added another layer of complexity. Now, facility managers must also consider strategies to minimize the spread of airborne diseases. This new responsibility means staying informed about the latest developments in air purification technology and health guidelines. Moreover, facility managers often work with limited resources. They have to make tough choices about where to allocate funds, sometimes at the expense of essential upgrades or maintenance. This balancing act requires both strategic thinking and a deep understanding of the facility's needs. Move Towards the Smart Management That's where smart management systems come in, offering a helping hand to streamline your workflow. These systems aren't just a step toward modernization but a leap toward simplifying your daily grind. Think of smart management as your personal assistant, giving you the ability to monitor and control different aspects of your facility with just a few taps on your device. This means you can keep an eye on things from anywhere, making multitasking a breeze. It's like being in multiple places at once, ensuring everything runs smoothly. The real beauty of these systems is their knack for making your job more manageable. They reduce the need for those endless rounds of manual checks, freeing up your schedule. This extra time allows you to focus on more strategic tasks, like improving facility operations or planning for future upgrades. And let's not forget the energy-saving perks – these systems are not just about ease of use but about being cost-effective and eco-friendly. Smart management tools adapt to you. They are designed to evolve, keeping up with new trends and regulations in facility management. This means you are always equipped to handle whatever the day throws at you, staying efficient and ahead of the curve.Introducing Smart Fleet Management System At AirBox, we understand the daily hurdles faced by facility managers. That's why we've developed the Smart Fleet Management System, a cutting-edge solution designed to revolutionize your approach to facility management. So, what exactly is the Smart Fleet Management System? It's an innovative, centralized platform that allows you to manage and monitor a network of air cleaners across your facility. Think of it as your control center. Here, you can oversee the air quality in every corner of your building with ease and precision. But it's not just about monitoring. This system empowers you to take action, you can: adjust settings schedule operations  troubleshoot issues from a single dashboard Whether you're in your office or on the go, managing the indoor air quality of your facility becomes a task you can handle with just a few clicks. For facility managers, this means a significant reduction in workload and an increase in efficiency. Gone are the days of manual checks and guesswork. The Smart Fleet Management System provides you with real-time data and alerts. It allows you to stay proactive and prevent small issues from becoming major problems. Moreover, this system is designed with ease of use in mind. Its intuitive interface makes it simple to get the hang of, so you can start optimizing your facility's air quality right away. Take the guesswork out of maintaining clean air quality The Smart Fleet Management System from AirBox takes the guesswork out of maintaining optimal indoor air quality. It's all about giving facility managers like you the power to schedule, monitor, and adapt with unprecedented precision. Scheduling Made Simple: With our system, you can schedule the operation of your HEPA air purifiers across your facility to match the rhythm of your daily activities. Whether it's ramping up purification during peak occupancy hours or scaling back when areas are unoccupied, you have complete control. This not only ensures efficient air purification but also helps in cutting down unnecessary energy usage. Real-time Monitoring: The heart of our system lies in its real-time monitoring capability. You get instant updates on the performance of each air cleaner, including filter status and overall air quality metrics. This level of detail means you can make informed decisions quickly, ensuring a consistently healthy environment for occupants. Adapting with Ease: Flexibility is key in facility management, and our system excels in this area. Whether it's a change in building occupancy, an unexpected event, or new health guidelines, you can adapt the settings of your air cleaners in real time. This adaptability ensures that your facility is not just reacting to changes but proactively managing them. Austin's School Story: A Testament to Efficiency There are many spaces we serve with our air cleaners. A real-life example of how AirBox's Smart Fleet Management System makes a difference is in a school in Austin, Texas. They faced the challenge of maintaining optimal indoor air quality across its campus. With concerns about student health and the desire for an efficient solution, they turned to AirBox. Like many educational facilities, the Austin school needed to ensure a safe learning environment for its students, especially in light of increased health awareness due to the pandemic. They required a system that could manage air quality effectively without demanding constant manual oversight. By implementing our Smart Fleet Management System, the school could automate and streamline the operation of its air cleaners. The system allows for precise scheduling and monitoring. This means it is tailored to the unique needs of each classroom and common area. The benefits were immediate and significant. The school reported that the filters in their air cleaners lasted nearly two years, thanks to the efficient scheduling and monitoring provided by our system. This not only meant improved air quality but also substantial savings on maintenance and replacement costs. Additionally, the school could ensure a consistently healthy and comfortable environment for students and staff, which is paramount in an educational setting. Assurance of Air Quality and Asset Security The journey to streamlined facility management is about two key aspects: ensuring top-notch air quality and securing your assets. At AirBox, we understand these priorities deeply. Our Smart Fleet Management System is more than just a tool—it's a commitment to enhancing the health and efficiency of your environment. With our system, peace of mind comes as a standard. You gain the assurance of consistent high indoor air quality, which is crucial for the well-being of everyone in your facility. Whether it's a school, office, or any public space, clean air isn't just a luxury; it's a necessity. Our system ensures that this necessity is met effortlessly and effectively. Beyond air quality, our system also helps protect your investment in air-purifying equipment. With real-time monitoring and alerts, you're always in the know about the status and performance of your assets. This proactive approach not only extends the life of your equipment but also ensures that your investment is always working hard for you. At AirBox, we are not just providers but partners in your quest for a healthier, more efficient facility. So, if you're looking to elevate your facility management experience, talk to our experts about what would suit your needs the best. They are here to guide you through every step, ensuring that you have all the support you need. Together, we can make your facility a model of efficiency and health ...

Three reasons why indoor air might be your invisible enemy

Take a moment and breathe in. That simple act we take for granted is a complex dance with the invisible yet vital world around us. The air we breathe, especially indoors, is full of unseen elements that can profoundly impact our health. To bring this hidden world into focus, we ventured into a conversation with the COO of AirBox, Meredith Teague, and Michail Moore - VP of Marketing. They share with us why indoor air might be your invisible enemy. They're not just experts; they're revolutionaries in a fight for cleaner, healthier air. AirBox is more than a purifier; it's a key to healthier living. In this article, we dive deep into the often-ignored aspects of air quality. Discover how AirBox purifiers are changing the game in our fight for health. It's not just about purifying air; it's about transforming lives.Here are the three things we're going to unpack in this article:  Unseen Pollutants Are Everywhere  Germs and Viruses Lurk in the Air  Household Threats Can Be Silent Threats  Unseen Pollutants Are Everywhere The air we breathe is a mix of unseen elements, not all friendly to our health. Your workplace might look clean, but the air could contain invisible pollutants. Meredith stresses this point:" There's so much to indoor air. It's not just where you live. It's where you work. Do you work where there are chemicals being processed? Do you work where you're finishing wood products? Finishing anything that produces fine particulates is one of the most dangerous things for our lungs. You can't see it, but it's there. It's like the invisible enemy that all of us really need to be aware of."This statement highlights a crucial issue: airborne contaminants aren't limited to industrial settings. They're present in offices, homes, schools - virtually any indoor environment. From the fine particles released in manufacturing processes to the subtle chemical emissions from office equipment. These pollutants are omnipresent yet often ignored. They can pose serious health risks, especially prolonged and uninterrupted exposure. Our daily environments could be undermining our health without us even realizing it. It's a silent battle against invisible foes, with our lungs on the frontline. Recognizing and addressing these hidden dangers is not just a precaution; it's a necessity for maintaining our well-being. Germs and Viruses Lurk in the Air Germs and viruses are ever-present in our daily environments, especially in offices, schools, and public areas. They are invisible threats, always lurking around us. Every time someone coughs or sneezes, thousands of germs take flight. They can linger in the air, unseen and dangerous. These germs find a perfect breeding ground in confined spaces like classrooms and offices. A simple conversation can release numerous particles into the air. These particles can travel far, reaching others who breathe the same air. It's not just about rare diseases; common colds and flu are regular threats in these settings. Think about a typical school day. Kids are in close proximity, sharing more than just ideas. They share germs, often without realizing it. In offices, the situation is similar. Air conditioning systems can circulate these germs, spreading them far and wide. The recent pandemic has brought this issue into the limelight. It has shown us how quickly illnesses can spread in shared spaces. But this isn't a new problem. It's an ongoing battle against invisible enemies that have always been there. It's not enough to just clean surfaces or wash hands. We need to think about the air we breathe. We must take steps to purify the air in our shared spaces. This approach is vital to make our environments safer and healthier. Investing in an air purifier is a crucial step towards ensuring the well-being of everyone in these shared spaces. Household Threats Can Be Silent Threats Mold and humidity in indoor environments are often overlooked, yet they pose significant health risks. As Meredith points out: "household chemicals you use to wipe down your counter at night, you're just aerosolizing that into your house, and you're breathing it in directly as you're cleaning."  This scenario just shows how easily harmful particles can become part of our indoor air. Mold thrives in humid conditions, often unnoticed until it's a significant problem. The risk is even higher in older buildings or those with poor ventilation. Humidity levels can lead to mold growth in hidden places like ventilation systems. This mold is not just unsightly; it's a health hazard, releasing spores into the air. The danger isn't limited to homes. Schools, offices, and other buildings are equally at risk. A damp classroom or a humid office can become a breeding ground for mold. And it's not just the mold itself; the chemicals we use for cleaning also contribute to poor air quality. This silent threat requires proactive measures. Regular monitoring of humidity levels and proper ventilation are essential. Identifying and addressing these issues early can prevent them from escalating into serious health concerns. We can protect ourselves from the unseen dangers of mold and humidity in our indoor spaces by staying vigilant. Why is Pure Air Essential for Total Well-being?  Pure air is a cornerstone of total well-being, linking directly to the unseen threats discussed earlier. The air quality in our environments significantly impacts our health, often in ways we don't immediately recognize. The unseen pollutants, germs, viruses, mold, and humidity are not just abstract concerns. They have real, tangible effects on our health and daily lives. Breathing clean air is as vital as consuming clean water or nutritious food. Our lungs, constantly at work, are vulnerable to the invisible dangers of polluted air. Poor air quality can lead to respiratory issues, exacerbate allergies, and weaken our immune systems. In schools, it affects children's learning and attendance. In offices, it impacts productivity and employee health. The connection between air quality and well-being is undeniable. When we breathe in polluted air, we face many potential health problems. On the other hand, pure air can enhance cognitive function, improve sleep quality, and increase overall life satisfaction. Prioritizing air purity is not just about avoiding negatives but enhancing positives. It's about creating environments where we can thrive, not just survive. As we spend significant time indoors, ensuring the air we breathe is clean and healthy becomes a non-negotiable aspect of caring for our well-being. This approach to air quality is an investment in our health, comfort, and future. AirBox's Pivotal Role in Purifying Ambience AirBox plays a crucial role in transforming indoor environments through advanced air purification. It addresses the diverse array of airborne dangers – from unseen pollutants and microbes to the subtler threats of mold and humidity. Meredith and Michail's insights reveal AirBox's effectiveness. It uses certified HEPA filters, rigorously tested to trap and eliminate a wide range of airborne particles. Unlike standard filters, these are designed to capture the most minuscule contaminants, including those invisible threats that lurk in our everyday spaces. This technology is not just about filtering out dust; it's about creating a genuinely clean and safe breathing environment. Moreover, AirBox isn't limited to a one-size-fits-all approach. It caters to various indoor settings, be it a busy office, a bustling classroom, or a cozy living room. Its capability to adapt to different spaces makes it a versatile ally in our fight against poor air quality. The product's emphasis on HEPA filtration aligns perfectly with our need for pure air. It's not merely about removing odors or visible dirt but extracting those microscopic dangers that compromise our health.  By integrating AirBox into our indoor spaces, we take a proactive step towards safeguarding our total well-being. That way, we can ensure that the air we breathe is as clean and healthy as possible. Prioritizing Our Air, Prioritizing Our Health Each breath we take indoors, whether in the hum of an office, the buzz of a classroom, or the comfort of our homes, should be as clean and pure as nature intended. AirBox understands that indoor air might be your invisible enemy. It also offers a solution for healthy living spaces. The journey through the various aspects of indoor air quality - from the omnipresence of unseen pollutants to the silent threats of mold and humidity - underscores the necessity of vigilant action. AirBox's advanced purification technology, with its certified HEPA filters, offers more than just clean air; it provides peace of mind. It assures us that the invisible enemies lurking in our air are being combated effectively. Deciding to integrate systems like AirBox into our indoor environments, we're taking a proactive stance on health and well-being. Visit our website and learn more about our products and how they can benefit you. By prioritizing air quality, we're taking a significant step towards a healthier, more vibrant life. This isn't just about technology or filtration; it's about a holistic approach to well-being, where clean air plays a pivotal role. As we continue to navigate our lives indoors, let us remember that the air we breathe is as vital to our health as the water and food we eat.  Prioritizing air quality is, ultimately, prioritizing our health.  ...