by Brianna Crandall — August 19, 2020 — mCloud Technologies, a provider of asset management solutions combining Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, recently announced it is combining the AI-powered heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and indoor air quality (IAQ) capabilities of the company’s AssetCare platform with air purification technology based on active particle control through a partnership with SecureAire.
mCloud and SecureAire have joined forces to expand their respective building footprints in commercial facilities management (FM). Through the company’s AssetCare platform, mCloud offers a complete automated solution enabling restaurants, retail, long-term care and commercial facilities operators to use AI to continuously drive IAQ that meets or exceeds commercial building standards established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
The combined offering deploys mCloud’s AssetCare through commercial IoT thermostats with humidity and air quality sensors to adaptively ventilate and manage building airflow based on how a building is being used. SecureAire provides an air filtration system used today in more than 60 hospitals, based on semiconductor clean room technology that takes advantage of this managed airflow to drive airborne contaminants to an electrostatic field that supplies the necessary voltage to oxidize and kill dangerous pathogens and viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Through the use of analytics, mCloud and SecureAire can also provide FMs with the ability to measure and verify the air quality of their spaces in real time.
Dr. Barry Po, mCloud’s president, Connected Solutions, and chief marketing officer, stated in regards to reopening such facilities as restaurants and retail stores:
The key to bringing customers back and returning to profitability will come from assuring them these establishments are safe. This combined AssetCare solution with SecureAire will enable business owners to confidently reassure customers, employees, and local health authorities they have taken decisive action to minimize the risk of infection in their businesses.
For more about the AssetCare solution, visit the mCloud website.
Back-to-Business 10-Step Readiness Checklist
As part of its ongoing Back-to-Business program, mCloud has also released a 10-Step Readiness Checklist to help business owners evaluate the status of their indoor air quality, along with guidance in the areas of food safety, social distancing and communication, to ensure their establishments are safe for customers and staff.
The guide cites recent recommendations and scientific research from epidemiologists and healthy building experts that emphasize the importance of IAQ in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in 12 locations worldwide, the mCloud family includes an ecosystem of operating subsidiaries focused on delivering high-performance IoT, AI, 3D and mobile capabilities to customers, all integrated into AssetCare. With over 100 blue-chip customers and more than 48,000 assets connected in thousands of locations worldwide, mCloud intends to change the way energy assets are managed.