Coretrust Capital Partners is one of the first office building owners in the country to install bi-polar ionization generators that purify the air within all elevator cars at its large office properties in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Pasadena. Coretrust collaborated with three leading elevator companies to pioneer the innovative technology since each of its buildings has different elevator suppliers.
“Adding bi-polar ionization technology within our elevators provides another level of safety for our office tenants and visitors,” said Thomas S. Ricci, Managing Principal and co-founder of Coretrust. “This innovative technology adds to our sophisticated systems that deliver the finest possible indoor air quality for our returning tenants.
“Elevators are at the top of customer anxieties because of the frequency of usage and close proximity of occupants,” notes Ricci. “To completely alleviate elevator concerns, we thought it important to maintain continuous air purification in the cabs and, through research, learned that bi-polar ionization is a perfect solution.
“However, the ion generators must sit atop the elevator cabs or within the elevator car operating panel, either of which is a complex installation due to the existing operating equipment placement. In order to install this new technology, we needed the cooperation of our three elevator companies as well as approval by numerous government entities in each location,” Ricci continued.