New Healthy Spaces Initiative Forms to Prepare Buildings in the Fight Against Diseases Post-COVID-19

June 09, 2020

Three engineering and construction firms headquartered in Central Pennsylvania have formed the Healthy Spaces Initiative (HSI), a partnership creating cleaner indoor spaces that mitigate the spread of disease through a combination of advanced technology and proven sanitation products. Founded by Enginuity, and joined by JEM Group and SECCO, the Healthy Spaces Initiative is built on a recognition that the market lacks a service provider that helps businesses meet consumers’ demand for cleaner, healthier spaces in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We just want to provide our employees with the healthiest possible working environment,” said Greg Gunn, managing partner at Gunn-Mowery Insurance. “That’s why we’re investing to outfit our Lemoyne office with the necessary equipment and technology to make them feel safe and keep them healthy.”

Equipment being installed in the Gunn-Mowery offices includes a bipolar ionization system, antimicrobial lighting systems, hands-free bathroom fixtures, as well as updates to hardware on doors and entry points.

Americans are concerned with healthy spaces more than any other time in recent history, according to research from Kelton Global. Seventy-four percent of Americans say extra cleaning and disinfection efforts are compelling actions companies can take, and 56% of Americans expect more hygienic practices to stick around into the future after the pandemic has passed. HSI is currently undertaking the largest research study to date on consumer sentiment around returning to public spaces and specific steps businesses can take to create healthy spaces.

HSI offers businesses in Central Pennsylvania a comprehensive set of tools to promote healthy spaces that include:

  • Bipolar Ionization Units
  • Air Filtration Systems
  • Space Design/People Flow
  • UV Lighting
  • Hands-Free Fixtures
  • Thermal Scanning
  • Antimicrobial Hardware
  • Sneeze Guards
  • Plumbing Equipment
  • Germicidal Control

“Good health is highly dependent on the indoor spaces we inhabit, and the pandemic has shown us that our society has ignored that connection,” said Jim Mooney, president and CEO of Enginuity. “Ultimately we want to help people get back to the places where they can collaborate and feel connected within their communities.”

About the Healthy Spaces Initiative

Formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the goal of Healthy Spaces Initiative (HSI) is to be the provider of products that reduce the spread of germs and harmful particles from the buildings where we work, shop and live. HSI is a cross-disciplinary partnership consisting of mechanical construction and engineering firm Enginuity, construction services firm JEM Group, and electrical contractor SECCO.

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