After working as an HVAC technician in Fayetteville, Georgia for 8 years, Green Air Environmental’s CEO Tim Robinson’s career stalled. “I knew the process we used to clean coils and other HVAC equipment was old-fashioned and harmful to the environment, and I wanted to make a difference.”
Robinson’s drive to develop a better approach required research, time, and trial & error. His efforts have proved favorable in developing Green Air’s innovative solution to HVAC coil cleaning. Utilizing the natural power of steam, Robinson is improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in an environmentally friendly manner. The vision is now set on providing change globally by educating others on the benefits of sustainable practices.
Robinson began developing his brain-child, Green Air EnvironmentalTM with three key initiatives in mind.
Green Air EnvironmentalTM Initiatives:
- Eliminate harm to the environment.
- Increase the quality of human life.
- Design with sustainability in mind.
Many of us frequent spaces with poor IAQ, yet most have us have probably never even notice. Without exposure to high IAQ environments, we’ve unknowingly become accustomed to a lower standard of living and breathing. The ability of an HVAC unit to operate free of particulates, while circulating fresh air is essential to maintaining a higher quality of life and yet, very uncommon.
What type of damage does particulate matter cause?
The short-term effects of exposure to air pollutants were published in an 1989 EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) report. The study revealed prolonged exposure resulted in chronic illness, and this data now supports Sick Building Syndrome stating,
“Improved indoor air quality can result in higher productivity and fewer lost work days. EPA estimates that poor indoor air may cost the nation tens of billions of dollars each year in lost productivity and medical care.”
The GDP suffers greatly due to a poor IAQ, resulting in a lower quality of life for human capital. Affected spaces include:
- Industrial Settings
- Federal Agencies
- K-12 and Higher Education Campuses
- Hospital Residents and Patients
- Business and Retail Spaces
Robinson and the good people at Green Air are changing harmful practices that damage our environment. In revolutionizing the HVAC industry coil cleaning standards their efforts have not gone unnoticed. In April 2016, they were recognized as the Business Partner of the Year awarded by The Georgia Society of Healthcare Engineers!
To frame the potential impact IAQ could have on children and their health, the EPA estimates that the average American spends 90% of their time indoors. In 2014, the Pew Research Center estimated that K-6 students spent 1,016 hours indoors during a school calendar year. Using this data for K-12, the number of hours spent indoors totals 11,316 hours.
That equates to 1.3 years spent indoors from primary through secondary education. It’s evident from these figures that the average person spends an immense amount of time indoors.
As the saying goes, ‘I’m a product of my environment,’ meaning we must all strive to create a better, cleaner environment for ourselves and our children and that starts with cleaner air and Green Air.