10, Feb 2023
Aura Air becomes the First Indoor Air Management Platform to be GreenPro Certified
Chennai, 10 February 2023 – Air-management platform, Aura Air of Israel which partnered with Wipro Lighting, has received the ‘GreenPro’ Ecolabel from CII Green Products and Services Council. This makes Aura Air the first holistic indoor air quality management solutions provider (with both monitoring and purification using IoT) to receive the GreenPro certification. This Ecolabel enables consumers to make an informed decision about using indoor air quality management technology that has the lowest environmental impact.
With innovation being the key focus area for Aura Air, its technology is dedicated to reducing harmful gases and indoor pollution. Aura Air devices also protect people against biological contaminants, fumes, allergens, etc. The technology is most suitable for built environments like offices and conference rooms, school classrooms, hotels, chemical labs, residential units, hospitals, industrial buildings, and shopping complexes.
GreenPro is a certification for products by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), keeping in mind the product design, application, performance, benefits, and stewardship.
Aura Air purifiers use proprietary multistage filtration technology, comprising of four main parts – the pre-filter, ray filter, UVC LED, and bipolar ionization. The proprietary filtration technology includes HEPA, Carbon & Zinc based filtration, and helps in removing particles like dust, pollen, insects, and animal hair. The UVC LED neutralizes bacteria, viruses, and parasites by destroying the proteins on the cell membrane, and the sterionizer (Bipolar Ionization) generates positive and negative ions that purify and freshen indoor air by eliminating harmful pollutants.
As part of the certification process, Aura Air conducted an ‘Efficiency study’ of air purifiers against particles, gaseous pollutants, and microbial contaminants present in various indoor air environments across India. The parameters of the testing included PM 2.5, PM 10, CO2, CO, NO2, SO2, O3, ammonia, Benzene, Benzo (a) Pyrine, Hexane, Mercaptan, Xylene, Toluene, Formaldehyde, bacteria, and fungus. It was verified and concluded that the performance of the device on all parameters was satisfactory.
CII’s report also highlights Aura Air purifiers’ green and sustainable features. The device saves electricity by connecting with BMS/any software controlling the HVAC systems and pumping in fresh air only when it is required. Its built-in sensors measure and control all the major parameters that affect human health.
P V Bharadwaj, Managing Director of Aura Air in India said, “The GreenPro Ecolabel for Aura Air is a significant achievement in our journey of developing sustainable air quality management technology for indoor spaces. Every building or project aiming for the Green Building certification will stand a higher chance by using Aura Air in their indoor environments. Our partner, Wipro Lighting has been a leader in this space and helps customers adhere to standards like WELL and LEED. These customers will now be able to add further value to their Indoor Air Quality space through Wipro-Aura products and the GreenPro certification.”
Aura Air not only focuses on manufacturing environmentally sustainable products but also raises awareness in the form of webinars. In addition, the company has conducted multiple awareness drives to promote the product through stalls at exhibitions and events held across the country. Each device also has an exclusive QR code which can be used to check the air quality in real-time.