The Future Is The Past

With all of the new digital, hand-held devices coming out on the market on an almost daily basis, it is now possible to connect with anyone, anywhere at voice, text or live video. The speed of change and the speed of adaptation are least for some  people. Yet somehow with all this new found “connection” ability, one feels the need to stop and slow things down a bit just so we can catch our breathe. Are we moving fast because it is necessary or moving fast just because we can?

The home building industry is almost making some significant changes in its construction technology and techniques…except they are going back to the past to make their future brighter. The severe reduction in the values of residential and commercial properties and the lack of potential buyers has created huge challenges for the construction industry. Most people now believe the cost of housing and commercial properties has to come down to a more realistic level. Since property, for the most part, is no longer considered an investment, it now has to offer functionality and sustainability to make it attractive to future buyers.

Architects, designers, building construction managers, building materials manufacturers and environmental designers are now developing building structures that incorporate more of the past than the future. Smaller spaces, using more natural lighting and natural ventilation are now becoming the norm. Use of light weight, strong materials that require no maintenance, painting or resurfacing are now required. Water cisterns and wind and solar power are becoming a bigger part of the self-sustaining portions of the energy packages. Use of special window coverings and coatings can reduce cooling loads by up to 40% or more.

Smaller, yet more functional living space makes for a smaller carbon footprint and requires smaller, more efficient heating and cooling systems. It also means a smaller IAQ system for residential and commercial properties. The newer building designs require ventilation and introduction of fresh, filtered outside air as part of the entire HVAC/IAQ/Ventilation package. This type of process requires a certain kind of filtration technology and at least one company can provide this packaged system.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing HEPA and Carbon based, certified, commercial grade, fan powered filtration systems since 1985.  These systems, which include units that range in volume from less than 50 CFM  to 2000 CFM are designed to be used either as stand-alone units or in conjunction with HVAC systems. They are also designed to bring in small amounts of outside, filtered fresh air in addition to filtering all the air in the environment. These units utilize the latest in fan motor technology as they are all ECM motors that use up to 50% less power than standard induction motors.

Pure Air Systems have been incorporated into these new building designs for some time. They are high performance units that have shown to be extremely durable and require minimum maintenance. The all steel fabrication means these units will be around as long as the structure is standing. Sustainability, energy efficiency and performance are the reason engineers, contractors and individuals alike continue to use the PAS systems.

For more information on the complete PAS product line please go to our website at: or follow us on Twitter @pureairsystems or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Green HEPA Filtration Systems

Everyone, everywhere is now jumping on the Green bandwagon, and for a good reason. The green environmental movement has captured the hearts and minds of the younger generation and has pushed its way into every aspect of federal, state and local politics. The new business mantra is, ” it must be green or environmentally appropriate”. Not everyone agrees with this premise, but to be sure, it has garnered world wide attention.

In the US the new requirement for building construction is that they must now meet the LEED requirements and be LEED certified to meet the new green environmental building business model. The LEED system has been used in the residential market for the past three years.

When Pure Air Systems was founded in 1985 there was very little interest in the environmental movement and the term “being Green” was mostly associated with Kermit the frog.

However, since its beginning, Pure Air System’s HEPA filtration units were designed to be environmentally friendly. We like to say that” Pure Air Systems was green when green was just a color!”  The use of all steel cabinets to house the filters and blower/motor were designed to last the life of the unit. Meaning, all the interior components could be replaced indefinitely or until the all steel housing fell apart. This meant that the largest component that used the most energy to make and materials to construct would not have to be replaced often.

In addition the blower is constructed of galvanized steel so it won’t corrode in any type of environment. And the Genteq (GE) ECM variable speed motors use up to 50% less electricity than standard induction motors and in most cases only the control end part of the motor needs to be replaced so the largest part of the motor remains with the unit.

When you look at the construction of the HEPA systems you can see that these units use sustainable materials, low energy use motors and overall a very small carbon footprint. The HEPA systems also meet many of the requirements for LEED certified buildings, structures and homes.

For more information on the PAS HEPA systems please go to our website at:

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