- CerroZone and Poppy are releasing the 241 Toolkit, which they say will bridge the gap between building ventilation performance measurement and indoor air quality management.
- The collaboration aims to help facilities managers meet new health-based indoor air quality standards within days by measuring baseline clear airflow, adding required airflow where needed and verifying results, the companies say. It also aims to help them deliver clean air “in the most energy-efficient manner possible.”
- The new product comes as building owners and operators attempt to meet new IAQ guidance from ASHRAE and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, amid growing tenant concerns over indoor air quality, while reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to meet government and corporate decarbonization goals.
The last six months have marked a turning point for safe and clean indoor air, the two companies said in a Wednesday news release. In addition to ASHRAE’s recently published Standard 241-2023, Control of Infectious Aerosols, Johns Hopkins University published a model indoor air quality state code and several U.S. states and municipalities are considering IAQ legislation, the release states.
The 241 Toolkit combines Poppy’s real-time tracer particle measurements and CerroZone’s patented net negative ozone device, or NNOD. This device pulls intake in and uses ultraviolet light to convert oxygen in the air into ozone, which destroys all microorganisms in the air, before converting the ozone back to oxygen and returning fresh, purified air into the room, CerroZone says on its website.
By automating the measurement of baseline clean airflows, cleaning where needed and verifying results, the partners say the toolkit ensures that “ASHRAE 241 clean-air delivery targets have been met, quickly and cost effectively.”
Sam Molyneux, co-CEO and co-founder of Poppy, said in the release that the collaboration “is bringing first-of-its-kind ASHRAE 241 compliance to market. By partnering with CerroZone, we can jointly offer the only monitoring and mitigation solution to meet the new standard.”
This is one of several announcements from Poppy since the release of the new ASHRAE IAQ standard. Poppy released its air tracer system last July and announced an agreement in November that will distribute its BreatheScore Kit to operators at Canada-based multi-trade HVAC and energy solution firm Ainsworth.