The Town of Vail is adding to its arsenal of public protections by becoming the first municipality in the nation to comprehensively install a state-of-the-art microbial reduction system in occupied spaces throughout its public facilities and buses. Installation of the Synexis’ patented Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™) technology was completed earlier this month in advance of the start of the 2020-2021 ski season. The continuous, chemical-free system complements the town’s additional cleaning protocols to provide wide-ranging environmental protection efforts for Vail’s guests, residents and employees.
The devices have been added to air-handling systems in all Town of Vail owned buildings including: Vail Public Library, Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse, Vail Village and Lionshead Welcome Centers, the two transit centers, Colorado Snowsports Museum, Donovan Pavilion, Vail Municipal Complex, plus the three fire stations, public works buildings and other facilities. In addition, the town’s entire bus fleet, totaling 33 vehicles, has been equipped with the system. The Synexis equipment is designed to work within enclosed, occupied spaces. For optimal performance, riders are being asked to keep windows on town buses closed.
“Environmental protections across the resort community have been a top priority of the town since the outset of the pandemic,” said Vail Town Manager Scott Robson. “The Synexis installation is a significant addition to the town’s efforts. We felt like this was a critical time to take an additional and innovative approach to add another layer to our cleaning protocols on behalf of our employees, locals and visitors who utilize our public facilities,” he said. “Being the first municipality in the U.S. to implement Synexis’ biodefense technology is emblematic to Vail’s commitment to high standards and the guest experience that’s expected of a premier international mountain resort community.”
The town selected the Synexis system after researching a variety of options. Originally designed for the military, the patented, proprietary DHP technology has been found to significantly reduce microbial contaminants such as viruses, bacteria and mold. Used in conjunction with the town’s increased cleaning strategies the $188,000 investment will greatly reduce the overall microbial load across Vail’s public buildings and buses, according to Robson. Town of Vail facilities staff have been trained by Synexis personnel to regularly maintain and service the units.
Synexis technology also is installed at Vail Mountain School. Synexis is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.
According to Robson, several municipalities in Colorado have reached out to Vail looking for more information on the technology and the town’s implementation program.
For more information, contact Robson at email@example.com. For information about the Synexis technology, visit https://synexis.com/
Founded in 2008, Synexis® LLC is a leader in technologies that achieve microbial reduction in treated spaces and is the sole developer and designer of patented technology that creates hydrogen peroxide gas or Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™) for occupied spaces. Synexis technology takes what is naturally in the environment, ambient oxygen and humidity, to create Hydrogen Peroxide Gas (H2O2) or DHP. Synexis DHP technology is patented, and effective at reducing certain bacteria, viruses and mold in the air and on surfaces within occupied spaces where the device has been installed. The Synexis system is UL Certified to produce no ozone and works continuously without disruptions in normal operations or workflow.1 Synexis Systems are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state governments as antimicrobial devices. Accordingly, our Systems are produced in an EPA-registered facility and packaged and labeled in accordance with EPA regulations appearing at 40 CFR 152.500. Synexis® currently holds 13 U.S. patents with 16 pending.2
1. UL Certification numbers: Blade UL E482400 and Sentry UL E495096
2. Synexis https://synexis.com/patents/. US Patent numbers include 8,168,122 | 8,685,329 | 9,034,255 | D744,627 | 9,370,592 | 9,808,013 | D814006 | 9,924,722 | 10,188,766 | 10,232,076 | 10,285,382 | 10,299,482 | D890898