Pure Air Control Services Earns the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Innovation Award for its Solutions for Improving IAQ
Palo Alto, Calif. — March 27, 2006 — Frost & Sullivan‘s recent analysis of the North American Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) markets selected Pure Air Control Services, Inc. (Pure Air) as the recipient of the 2006 Product Differentiation Innovation Award. The company earned this recognition for distinguishing its product offerings and services based on a strategy that anticipated the importance of IAQ concerns and the impact of its constituents on the indoor environment.
Each year, this Award is presented to a company that has the ability to develop and/or advance products with more innovative capabilities than competing vendors and products. This Award recognizes the company’s successful adoption of new or existing technology that has become a part of its well-designed product family. Such innovation is expected to significantly contribute to the industry in terms of product performance and degree/rate of technical change. Pure Air Control Services has revolutionized the IEQ industry by providing professional turn-key services to clients nationally through it familiy of IEQ services: Building Health Check, Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab), Building Remediation Sciences (BRS)
Pure Air is known for providing accurate and comprehensive results obtained through extensive interdisciplinary team of industrial hygienist, building scientists, microbiologists, engineers, and medical professionals. It is one of very few companies that utilize its laboratories and multidisciplinary capabilities to focus strictly on IAQ.
“Pure Air’s avoidance procedures take into account in-house protective and mitigation measures that have a marked therapeutic effect to occupants,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Jorge Moreno. “For instance, when evaluating an occupant complaint involving coughing or sneezing, Pure Air can determine the potential cause effect relationships.”
Pure Air’s solutions then assess the extent of contamination that exists in homes and businesses. The evaluation provides consumers with an understanding of what conditions are considered ‘normal’ for establishing a base line.
The results highlight any discrepancies found within the ‘normal’ indoor environment, aiding effective remediation by pinpointing the exact areas that need improvement. Providing a remediation plan to eliminate existing as well as possible IAQ issues is critical to Pure Air’s total solution approach. The company develops, designs, and assists in the implementation of protocols established to eliminate the causes of poor IAQ.
“Pure Air remediation division, Building Remediation Sciences uses state-of-the-art mold remediation equipment HEPA filter cleaning components and technology along with proprietary cleaning methods,” notes Moreno. “The company’s scientists also employ the of use Environmental Cryogenics Technology – designed to avoid damage to buildings – in order to clean hard surfaces and treat mold-contaminated wood, dry wall, and other building materials.”
Pure Air also offers a Building Health Check developed for end users with tight budgets to provide less expensive, basic, second-tier level evaluations.
As a result of the successful outcome of its Building Health Check services Pure now licenses, through fractional franchises, and trains other companies to provide effective evaluations. It also offers evalu-aire screen test kits where air and surface samples as well as temperature and humidity data logging is provided.
Insurance companies are increasingly faced with the issue of environmental mold and its related costs. Many of these companies already contract Pure Air Control Services to assess clients’ particular situations. The company evaluates all relevant environmental parameters, develops environmental project specifications, manages dehumidification efforts, and provides recommendations to remediate any deficiencies that may adversely affect individual IAQ.
“Pure Air is in constant contact with various local, state and federal governmental agencies to render opinions and assist in developing indoor air quality testing, laboratory analysis and remediation plans for particular state programs,” remarks Moreno. "The company is heavily involved in education and client training for schools, insurance companies, and a variety of businesses, as well as governmental bodies.
About Pure Air Control Services, Inc.
Pure Air Control Services (www.pureaircontrols.com) has an in-house microbiology laboratory accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), one of only 22 in the U.S. and the first in Florida (www.edlab.org). The firm has over 500 million square feet of building/home diagnostics/remediation experience in over 10,000 buildings/homes and has analyzed over 100,000 environmental laboratory samples. In addition, the professional staff has served as expert witnesses in over 80 mold/IAQ-related cases.
Pure Air Control Services is under contract with the General Services Administration (GSA), Contract #GS-10F-0488R, linking them directly to federal government agencies to provide IAQ consulting, laboratory analysis, as well as HVAC system cleaning and mold remediation. The firm has offices inTampa, FL; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX and Mobile, AL, while serving the entire U.S.
The firm provides the following indoor environmental services on a national basis:
* Building Sciences Evaluation
* Building Health Check
* Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (AIHA Accredited)
* Environmental Project Management
* IAQ-Screen Test Kits/evalu-aire and evalu-aire Pro
* Mold Remediation
* HVAC System Remediation
Clients of Pure Air Control Services include: Johnson Controls; Allstate Insurance; Carrier Air Conditioning; Siemen’s Building Systems; Naval Air Warfare Center, Orlando; Naval Station – Kings Bay, Georgia; The Haskell Company; Leon County Government, Naples, Florida; Bayfront Medical Center, St. Pete, Florida; US Army – Gt. Bragg, Kentucky; Naval Station – Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Montgomery County School District, Maryalnd; Citrus County School District, Florida; and many others.
About Frost & Sullivan
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