RGF® Environmental Group and Weather Engineers Provide Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Facilities with Air Treatment Solutions
200 air purification units installed in 29 JTA properties, including the new Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center, to protect riders and employees
Port of Palm Beach, Florida (March 11, 2021) – RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leader in environmental design and manufacturing, announces the successful installation of RGF’s patented air treatment solutions across the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) real estate portfolio. The 29 buildings represent over 203,000 square feet protected by RGF air treatment solutions with a proven efficacy of greater than 99% for neutralizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus within indoor spaces.
“RGF is working with building owners across the United States to provide safe environments for employees,” said Tony Julian, Vice President of Commercial Products, RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. “Multi-modal transportation hubs, such as the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center, are critical links to get Americans safety to and from their places of work.”
“The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is committed to the safety of our customers and employees during this public health emergency and beyond,” said JTA Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “The installation of RGF’s equipment in our indoor spaces is an example of our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone to experience.”
“Within a service and maintenance contract with JTA, Weather Engineers, Inc. provided engineering and installation services for RGF’s air treatment solutions,” notes Dan Griffin, president of Weather Engineers, Inc. “The Indoor Air Quality enhancement project includes the new Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla which serves as the JTA’s main bus transfer facility, regional mobility hub and the JTA’s administrative offices.” For the project, the JTA chose RGF’s award-winning REME HALO®, Package PHI Units, Mini Split PHI, BLU QR® and PTAC PHI units.
RGF® equipment is installed in every HVAC unit and in every building that JTA occupies. When integrated into HVAC units, the RGF® equipment inactivates SARS-CoV-2 by more than 99.9% as demonstrated in a third-party study.
The independent third-party study focused on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 using RGF’s proprietary REME HALO® product with PHI-Cell® technology. The study demonstrated efficacy rates greater than 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19. The testing, performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, Calif., looked at neutralizing the virus within the occupied space in the air and on surfaces. Results of the study can be viewed here:
- Test Environment Requirements: Large Real-World Chamber, SARS-CoV-2 Virus (not surrogate), Testing of Surfaces & Aerosolized Form
- Test Results: 99.9% of Virus Inactivated on Surfaces; 99.5% Aerosolized Virus Reduction
RGF technology inactivated greater than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces.
RGF technology inactivated 99.5% of the aerosolized form of SARS-CoV-2.
DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.
About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 36+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.
About Weather Engineers, Inc.
Weather Engineers, Inc. was established in 1963. Since that time, we have become the leader in the North Florida marketplace in providing products and services to condition the indoor environment for homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities. We have developed and maintained this market leadership by constantly seeking technological innovations to better serve our customers. We have been and will continue to be market leaders in providing our customers with high efficiency solutions to increase reliability and reduce operating costs. Another example of our commitment to technological innovation and leadership is our Envirovac business unit which provides indoor air quality services including duct cleaning, sanitizations, air purification and repairs. For more information visit weatherengineers.com and envirovac.org
About the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is an independent state agency serving Duval County, with multi-modal responsibilities. The JTA designs and constructs bridges and highways and provides varied mass transit services. These include express and regular bus service, monorail, the St. Johns River Ferry, paratransit and other mobility and on-demand services. The JTA serves the largest city in the continental U.S. in terms of landmass. An integrated transportation network is a critical element in any community to properly manage growth, provide mobility and offer a good quality of life. Learn more at www.jtafla.com.