Of the almost 5 million commercial buildings in the U.S., retail buildings account for the largest energy bills and are responsible for the second largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA. There are a growing number of retail companies that are embracing the principles of sustainability, taking actions that are tangible, measurable and meaningful in reducing the use of scarce resources and improving the efficiency of their businesses. For a large company, this can add up to millions of dollars in annual savings.
Retail spaces can contain a myriad of air quality issues. Odors and VOCs are present in most retail environments but they are definitely more noticeable in some such as restaurants, pet stores, hair and beauty salons, cigar stores, etc.
Dynamic Air Cleaners are used to clean indoor air but can also be used to clean incoming outdoor ventilation air to remove odors and dangerous ultrafine particles (UFPs) such as those contained in vehicle exhaust in urban areas.