Engineering and HVAC Control Verification
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) states, “Engineering controls that can keep infectious aerosols at very low levels indoors offer the greatest promise to protect non-healthcare workers and other vulnerable populations as we reopen our businesses and workplaces.” veriDART™ identifies hotspots, assesses ventilation and filtration systems, and informs critical decisions on occupational health and capital expenditures with empirical data.
Building Safety in a Changing World
Scientists and public health officials acknowledge that SARS-CoV-2 is airborne. AIHA and ASHRAE highlight the importance of engineering and HVAC controls, particularly ventilation and filtration, to reduce airborne exposures indoors. However, safety and facility professionals face overwhelming, confusing, and highly consequential decisions without the ability to validate and verify which engineering and HVAC controls are appropriate for their own buildings.
Average Time Spent Indoors
in the US and Europe
Likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Indoors vs Outdoors
The veriDART Solution
veriDART is the first and only liquid aerosol-based solution for verifying engineering and HVAC controls in order to mitigate viral spread indoors. veriDART’s indoor air test uses proprietary airborne traces that safely mimic the chemical composition, mobility, and effect of ventilation and filtration for aerosol contaminants.
- Survey Test: Verify aerosol mobility and airflow patterns in order to identify hotspots and inform remediations
- Dilution Ventilation Test: Verify time and HVAC settings for aerosol dilution under multiple scenarios in order to inform decisions on ventilation, filtration, and airborne interventions
- Filtration Test: Verify filtration efficacy at different MERV-levels in order to audit existing systems and inform enhancement decisions
Ventilation & Filtration Verification in Action
Irvine Company is the first commercial real estate company in the US to use veriDART to verify the efficacy of ventilation and filtration systems within their offices.
Since its founding in 1864, Irvine Company has evolved into one of the premier real estate investment companies and master planners in the US. The company’s holdings consist of 126 million square feet and include more than 560 office buildings, 125 apartment communities with 65,000 units, 40 retail centers, among others.