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PROJECT

hvac
gy use, less odor, and reduced cleaning downtime and damage.
These effects can also lower the incidence of airborne allergies,
colds, and flu.
This increase in irradiance levels translates to greater UV-C
coverage, enabling infection-control specialists to treat more area
with fewer fixtures, saving costs and energy.
The wall-mounted fixture creates an irradiation zone within
the upper region of most any space. Virtually all infectious agents
carried upward by convection currents are killed by the ultraviolet
irradiation.
"UV-C's high infection-kill rate makes it a no-brainer on a college campus like Schenectady, which is around 400,000 square
feet and enrolls roughly 6,500 students," said Yauney.
DIFFERENT SYSTEMS

"In this case, the college wanted the ability to provide on-thespot infection control with specific stand-alone installations of
the UV-C upper-air fi xtures," explained Crowley. The GLO's affordability was another major factor in the decision.
Yauney moved forward to purchase and install 20 GLO units
across campus. Units were positioned in the areas where infecOne installation challenge was how to
position the fixtures so students could
not look directly into the harmful light.

1940s. Today, UV-C light is used in healthcare facilities to de-

tions are typically most entrenched, such as the cafeteria and day-

contaminate surgical and patient areas and even to destroy the

care center.

Ebola virus in as little as five minutes. Yauney's earliest memory

"We installed between five and eight units in the daycare cen-

of UV-C lighting was as a child visiting the pediatrician. "I re-

ter alone because young children tend to be ill more frequently

member the lights being mounted over my doctor's door to kill

than adults and their interaction with one another makes trans-

germs," he said.

mission rates higher" said Yauney. Units were also installed near

Decades later, during the 1980s, Yauney reacquainted himself
with UV-C technology when he managed the construction of a

the security desk, the cafeteria and café, as well as the student forum and lounge.

water filtration plant in New York. "There were numerous options

One installation challenge was how to position the fixtures so

to disinfect the water," he recalled. "Chlorine was one, but it's a

students could not look directly into the harmful light. To mini-

toxic chemical. Ozone was another, but it has a short life. We

mize direct exposure to UV-C light, the GLO fixture has baffles

ended up choosing UV-C because it can deliver a continuously

that direct and angle the ultraviolet light upward and out of the

high kill rate for microorganisms."

line of sight.

He knew that UV-C would be an effective tool for infection
control at the Schenectady college.

Some areas at the college are multilevel, however, so units were
strategically placed to avoid exposure to the students. Other areas,

David Crowley, territory sales manager for Camfil USA Inc.,

like the elevators, were avoided for fear that students would pur-

Syracuse, NY, a manufacturer's representative, introduced Yauney

posely try to access the lamps without realizing the danger of di-

to the high-output GLO UV-C germicidal fixture from UV Re-

rect UV-C exposure.

sources, Santa Clarita, CA. The fixture reportedly delivers the

A member of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators,

industry's greatest amount of upper-room UV-C dosage-as much

Yauney argued that although most facility managers are probably

as 350% more irradiance than conventional upper-air UV sys-

not as germ conscious as he is, it's a good trait to have.

tems. The UV germicidal wavelength provides cleaner, healthier

"Anywhere you put thousands of people in close proximity, be

air by preventing microbial buildup in HVACR cooling coils,

it a hospital, airport, large office building, or college, it's advisable

drain pans, air filters, and duct surfaces.

to try to eliminate disease transmission as much as possible. Oth-

UV-C energy also kills pathogens in airstreams. UV-C's proper application results in improved coil heat transfer, reduced ener-

erwise, the money you save will be lost to absenteeism and poor
indoor air quality," he concluded. CA

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture October 2017

The Architects
Shaping Neighborhoods
Local Atmosphere
Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Decking Provides Venue Views
Exteriors Products
After The Storm
Lofty Windows
Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Windows & Doors Products
Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
UV Technology Fights Infection
Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Lighting & Electrical Products
Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Interiors Products
Building Technology Products
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover2
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - The Architects
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Shaping Neighborhoods
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Decking Provides Venue Views
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Exteriors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 29
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - After The Storm
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 31
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lofty Windows
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 37
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Windows & Doors Products
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 42
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - UV Technology Fights Infection
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 44
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 46
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 47
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 48
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 49
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - HVAC & Plumbing Products
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 52
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lighting & Electrical Products
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Interiors Products
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Building Technology Products
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Portfolio
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