Fresh-Aire UV®, manufacturer of Blue Tube UV®, APCO and other HVAC indoor air quality products, has purchased a 25,000-square-foot facility on a three-acre site in Jupiter, Fla., to support its double-digit annual growth and the growing need for its volatile organic compound (VOC) reduction and biological disinfection products.
The industrial park building doubles Fresh-Aire UV’s former headquarters’ space that was spread throughout two unconnected facilities. The move marks the second time in four years the 30-year-old company has expanded its operations due to growth and product demand. Besides the real estate purchase, Fresh-Aire UV also invested significantly in building re-design and renovation. Improvements included 42-tons of air conditioning with UV disinfection systems, a complete LED-lighting retrofit, 2,500-square-feet in physical structure additions and the general interior remodeling of the high bay style, 24-foot-tall, former headquarters of the Palm Beach Post newspaper. Part of the air conditioning retrofit adds cooling to the production floor where Fresh-Aire UV products remain 100-percent USA-tested, assembled and manufactured primarily of USA-made components.
The expansion features a 2,500-square-foot research and development (R&D) laboratory housing the HVAC industry’s only privately-owned test chamber that complies with ASHRAE Standard 52.1 (particulate and biological contaminants); 145.2 (gaseous contaminants including VOCs); SPC-185.1 (inactivating airborne microbes); and SPC-185.2 (inactivating microbes on irradiated HVAC unit surfaces). The test rig enables in-house analyzation, certification and clean air delivery rates (CADR) of Fresh-Aire UV’s own UV, gas-phase air purification and photo catalytic oxidation (PCO) products. The self-contained R&D space also features its own five-ton dedicated air conditioning and air purification system for complete environmental control during tests.
Along with administrative, marketing and sales staff offices, the building was also remodeled to allow contractors, service technicians and wholesalers to attend the latest hands-on training workshops for IAQ equipment, maintenance and installation, including 24V, 120V and 277V electric connection.
The company was founded as Triatomic Environmental Inc., in 1988, and rebranded itself as Fresh-Aire UV in 2001. For more information on Fresh-Aire UV and its full line of commercial and residential UVGI, APCO and other IAQ products, please visit www.freshaireuv.com, call 1-(800) 741-1195 or email: [email protected]
About Fresh-Aire UV
Fresh-Aire UV® is a division of Triatomic Environmental Inc., Jupiter, Fla., a leading manufacturer and developer of germicidal UV light systems designed for commercial/industrial and residential HVAC systems and ice machines. Among their products is the patented Blue-Tube UV®, the first 24 volt low-voltage germicidal UV light for HVAC, which has become the most popular product of its type in the world. Fresh-Aire UV’s revolutionary APCO® (advanced photocatalytic oxidation) system, which combines UV-C light with activated carbon cells for comprehensive odor, VOC and microbial control, was an International Innovation Award winner at the 2011 AHR Expo. Fresh-Aire UV® systems are sold through wholesale HVAC/R distributors, specified by consulting engineers and installed/serviced by air conditioning contractors. Fresh-Aire UV® continually strives to engineer, develop and market products to meet the demand for a greener world and healthier environment. The UV products improve air quality, enhance the efficiency of HVAC/R systems and reduce maintenance costs. For more information please visit www.freshaireuv.com, call 1-(800) 741-1195 or email: [email protected]