People today spend 90% of their time indoors, and the concern over healthy living and working environments continues to grow. The systematic implementation at airtight buildings of HVAC systems, that only partially renew the natural air, has shown in recent years the severity of a problem so far unnoticed. In addition, on many occasions in cities or areas with a high pollution level, air from the outside is not a contaminant-free air or with the minimum required quality, thus the simple renewal of the indoor air is not a guarantee of good indoor air quality.

In buildings, pollution levels can be exceeded due to poor internal conditions caused by dirt, dust, humidity, toxic gases, molds and stagnant waters; these can also aggravate and create entirely new pollution issues inside the building.

In many cases, and mainly in new buildings, especially offices, with no natural ventilation, a high number of its occupants have problems with headaches, nausea, dizziness, throat irritation, itching or dryness of the skin, congestion or nasal irritation, watery eyes, excessive fatigue, etc. The presence of these symptoms is known as “Sick Building Syndrome” and can aggravate other diseases.

Poor air quality in commercial buildings often contributes to high absenteeism with employees and occupants of that facility. From a strictly economic point of view, annual productivity on the company decreases due to a low level of Indoor Environmental Quality, and lack of infection control that contribute to increased absenteeism.

Because of high traffic in many commercial establishments, there is a constant influx of germs and bacteria brought in by the occupants in the building. ActivTek offers total solutions for your air quality issues to ensure that the occupants have a safe environment from air pollutants.

This technology does not replace or eliminate pre-filtering systems already existing at buildings, offices and residences, but rather complements them and represents an additional support for the implementation of air quality control systems. It is precisely the smallest particles, the most biologically dangerous, those the filters are unable to retain and against which our technology is very effective.

Similarly, this technology is a substantial component of energy efficiency, since the improvement of Indoor Environmental Quality at Buildings, Offices and Residences, substantially reduces the need for air exchange and the corresponding heating or cooling of it.