Fresh-Aire UV has expanded its Jupiter, Florida, headquarters by 50 percent to accommodate a growing workforce, newly-purchased air purification product test chamber, and recently-launched European market penetration.
The expansion includes space for a 40-by-10-foot state-of-the-art test chamber, one of only a few worldwide. The test rig enables Fresh-Aire UV to analyze and certify its UV, gas-phase air purification, and photo catalytic oxidation (PCO) products, as well as other air cleaning apparatus in compliance with ASHRAE 52.2, “Particulate and Biological Contaminants,” and 145.2, “Gaseous Contaminants including VOCs” filtration product test methodologies. It also calculates IAQ device clean air delivery rates in compliance with ASHRAE’s upcoming SPC-185.1, “Inactivating Airborne Microbes,” and SPC-185.2, “Inactivating Microbes on Irradiated HVAC unit surfaces” UV standardizations.
Besides research and development, the expansion also creates office space for a sales force that has tripled as a result of Fresh-Aire UV’s double-digit sales increases the past few years.
Fresh-Aire UV also recently established a distribution network in Europe under the name of Fresh Aire Europe, which will be headquartered in Silkeborg, Denmark, and managed by Michael Stensbjerg, CEO. The newly formed company plans to establish a distribution network to market Fresh-Aire UV products to all 28 EU members, in addition to Norway and Switzerland.
Publication date: 12/22/2014