PRSM 2012 Best Practices - (Page 13)

APPLyiNg BiPOLAr iONizATiON TO iMPrOvE iNdOOr Air QuALiTy ANd SAvE ENErgy AUTHOR keith keingstein, President COMPANY boss Facility services AUTHOR bJ elliott, President COMPANY intelligent Power & Air solutions AUTHOR carlos gendron, Vice President, sales and Marketing and rex boynton, consultant and Advisory board COMPANY AtmosAir solutions chAllenge: A client’s store was plagued with an indoor air problem. Odors from the meat department spread throughout the store, suggesting unsanitary conditions and/or food spoilage. The odors created an unpleasant shopping environment and the potential for lost sales. Store employees also complained of food smells staying on their clothing, which they carried from work to home. This translated to a potential productivity/employee retention problem for management. Finally, using more outside air to mask the odors was increasing HVAC/energy costs. best PrActice: Harvest Fare Supermarket turned to bipolar ionization to purify the air, eradicate odors and reduce dependence on outside air ventilation. Bipolar ionization is an air purification technology that produces positive and negative ions that interact with and reduce the common contaminants that degrade air quality. Ions are a naturally occurring element found in abundant quantities in pristine environments like higher mountain elevations, near waterfalls or other non-industrialized areas. Positive and negative ions are attracted to oppositely charged particulate contaminants, causing them to agglomerate into larger and heavier particles that precipitate to the ground, and are more effectively captured by filters in an HVAC system, thereby improving the indoor breathing space. Bipolar ions seek out odors at their source and break down their composition to eliminate unwanted smells completely. These ions are also effective in reducing volatile organic compounds (off-gasses from chemicals, cleaning products, mildew, pesticides, etc.) by decomposing the compounds and turning them into simple, harmless and odorless elements like carbon dioxide and water vapor. The bipolar process does not dilute or mask odors, but breaks them down and eliminates them. Likewise, the effect of bipolar ions against airborne contaminants can allow for energy savings by reducing outside air ventilation via the ASHRAE 62.1 IAQ Procedure, which specifies minimum ventilation rates and other measures intended to provide indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and minimizes adverse health effects. solution: To address the challenges, induct air purification systems were installed in multiple air handling units to target shopping and vestibule areas. In addition, portable P2000 & P2002 units were shelf-mounted in butcher work areas and cooler boxes. results: Within two days of installation, customers remarked how clean and fresh the air smelled in the store. Employees commented that trapped odors in their work attire had also disappeared. Troublesome odors from the seafood and dumpster areas had been eliminated. Harvest Fare Supermarkets initiated a promotion featuring the purification system manufacturer and the healthy environment for its employees and its patrons. energy sAVings: While energy savings were not documented during the initial installation of the air purification systems in Harvest Fare Supermarkets, the following Case Study in Plantation, Florida, documents HVAC cost savings and reduced outside air use resulting from this same product’s installation: 2012 Best Practices | 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PRSM 2012 Best Practices

Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Exterior Rebranding
Exterior Rebranding
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Applying Bipolar Ionization to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Save Energy
Determining Responsibility for Ceiling Leaks
HVAC Maintenance and Repairs Quote Review
Managing HVAC Energy Usage Without Installing an Energy Management System
Solving HVAC Issues on Landlord Operated Systems
Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program
Floor Replacement Planning and Execution
Improving Pest Control Monitoring to Maintain Store Cleanliness
Streamlining Store Cleaning Through Internal Benchmarking
LED Conversion Bolsters Ambiance, Bottom Line and Environment.
LED Gas Canopy Lighting Upgrade
Lighting Maintenance
Retrofitting Signage with LED Technology
Performing Basic Troubleshooting to Save Money
Implementing Repair Audits to Ensure Customer Safety
Improving Quality, Cost and Schedule Through Safety Education
Managing Extended Power Outages Through Emergency Response
Managing Risk Through Slip Resistance Testing
Creating Energy Teams to Pursue Opportunities
Formulating Green Solutions
Making Data Centers LEED Compliant
Outfitting Facilities with an Eye on ENERGY STAR Certification
Recycling Cooling Water From Air Conditioning Systems for Toilet and Landscaping Use
Sustainability-How the Facilities Team Can Contribute
Driving Down Waste Expense
Reducing Trash and Recycling Expense for Retail Locations
Transferring Compactor Maintenance to a Service Vendor
Waste Service Efficiency and Compliance
Waste Evaluation and Right Sizing to Reduce Cost
Asset and Service Warranty Tracking and Management: More Fully Realizing the Value of Budget Expenditures
Conducting an Organized Meeting
Proactive Maintenance Scheduling and Delivery
Repair Reductions by Participating in Design and Construction Table
Streamlining the Store Closing Process
Achieving Process Improvement Through Onsite Assessment of KPIs
Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget
How to Calculate Return on Investment
Tracking Finances for Facilities
Centralizing Vendor Training and Management
Creating a Service Vendor Call Center to Save End Users’ Money
Answering a Call Status Challenge with an IVR Solution
Communicating Product Recalls Using a CMMS-Inspired Module
Doing More with Less and Saving Money in the Process
Ensuring the Accuracy of Web-Based Maintenance Requests
Establishing an End to End Procure-to-Pay Process
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Provide Updated Process Improvements
Quality Management of Bundled Periodic Services
Reduced Dashboard Time at Supply Houses
Parking Lot Management
Creating Best-In-Class Snow and Ice Management White Paper
Energy Savings/HVAC Air Filter Bypass
Managing a Retail Lighting Retrofit Project – Bright Ways to Improve Your Lighting and Your Bottom Line!
Managing Energy Usage with Interval Meter Calibration
Navigating the Department of Energy’s Higher Efficiency Regulations
Supplier Insights into Competitive Sourcing White Paper
Testing HVAC System Options to Reduce Costs and Labor
Understanding Retail Facilities Sourcing White Paper
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

PRSM 2012 Best Practices