Florida A&M University has announced the establishment of a new Indoor Air Quality Center of Excellence in partnership with Aura Air, a leading global provider of smart air technology. The center will recommend methods and technology to effectively improve indoor air quality with active air monitoring, filtering, and ventilation.
Led by Victor Ibeanusi, dean of the School of the Environment at Florida A&M University, the new center will serve as the home for studying, testing, and analyzing indoor air quality in the state of Florida. “Natural disasters are impacting the air we breathe, and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the role poorly ventilated spaces play in virus transmission,” Dr. Ibeanusi said. “We are proud to leverage our world-renowned research facilities, faculty, and student body and join Aura Air in leading the way in indoor air quality research and education to improve the health of Florida residents.”
The center will facilitate workshops and training to educate the public on the importance of air quality monitoring and develop a Statewide IAQ Management Plan that includes:
* Training the next generation of air quality professionals,
* Improving energy efficiency in buildings,
* Supporting a state-wide air monitoring program, and
* Providing air filtration, purification, and monitoring solutions to government buildings, educational institutions, hospitals, and public transportation.
“We share a similar vision and commitment to education to drive change and to create the next generation of air quality professionals. Together, we can serve as a model for other research institutions and communities to develop their own centers to increase awareness of the importance of air monitoring and purification,” said Roei Friedberg, CEO of Aura Air Americas.