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UPDATED 7.13.22: Every day, we’re offering more free shipping from more suppliers.

2017 October 11

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We update this blog post frequently with new suppliers and other updates. Check back here for the very latest and greatest in free shipping news from alpscontrols.com!

 


If you’ve been paying close attention, you may have noticed recently that we’ve been offering free shipping when you order from a number of our terrific suppliers.

 

Well, here’s a special news flash: we’re only just getting started.

 

Every day we’re meeting with our suppliers and working out new deals to bring our customers free shipping. And while it’s not a quick or simple process — because honestly, free shipping simply isn’t a good fit for every product from every manufacturer — we truly are dedicated to bringing more value and convenience to purchasing in our online marketplace at alpscontrols.com.

 

So stay tuned, because you’ll see more no-hassle, free-shipping offers on alpscontrols.com in the days and weeks to come. Right now today, we invite you to enjoy these productivity-boosting, massive-selection-choosing, bottom-line-improving offers from:

 

 

That’s free ground freight shipping, anywhere in the contiguous United States. Some restrictions apply, so if you have questions just contact anyone on our support team.

 

Check back here often — because we’ll be adding to this list soon!

Updated for 2022! We’re making changes to where we collect state sales tax on your orders.

2021 December 23
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The beginning of 2022 brings for many of us a sense of renewed hope, excitement, perhaps even joy at the prospects that a new year brings.

Aaaand, in the case of alpscontrols.com, it also brings changes to how we’ll be collecting state sales tax on the orders you place online.

Hope, excitement, and perhaps even joy, right? You get joy out of paying sales tax, don’t you? Anyone?

Fair enough. Moving on:

For most of you, nothing will really change. We currently collect state sales tax from many of these United States. For a handful of you, however, you will see a change in your orders. Here’s a handy, quick-reference map:

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Or, for those among you who love lists, here you go!

States for which we currently collect sales tax:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

States for which we will begin collecting sales tax in 2022:

  • Alabama**
  • Hawaii
  • North Dakota
  • Wyoming

But wait: there is hope! If your business or your projects are tax-exempt, you can easily upload your tax exemption certificate to your online account, and state tax charges will be adjusted accordingly on your orders. In fact, because it’s nearly the new year, it’s a great opportunity for you to update this, anyway. Here’s a quick reminder how:

 

Happy New Year!

 

** Seller has collected the simplified sellers use tax on taxable transactions delivered into Alabama and the tax will be remitted on the customer’s behalf to the Alabama Department of Revenue. Seller’s program account number is SSU-R011212951.

Fuimos en una excursión a las facilidades de manufactura de Beaver Steel Services

2021 September 14

Nuestros amigos de Beaver Steel Services nos invitaron recientemente a tomar una excursión de sus facilidades de manufactura no muy lejos de nosotros en Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Ahora que nuestra vida de oficina se está acercando a la normalidad, estábamos muy emocionados de participar en persona.

“Qué más podemos hacer para ayudarlos?” fue esencialmente la pregunta que el presidente de Beaver Steel, Tony Treser, quería que le respondiéramos durante nuestra visita. Por años, Beaver Steel ha estado construyendo encasillados customizados para vender en nuestro mercado en línea basándose en los intereses y necesidades de nuestros clientes. De hecho, el equipo de Beaver Steel siempre han sido socios de alpscontrols.com, tomando nuestros aportes y sugerencias en consideración para nuevos productos y mejoras a productos existentes. Esta relación ha contribuido a que ambos negocios continúen creciendo.

Un gran ejemplo es nuestra línea de encasillados ALP Series NEMA 1. Beaver Steel creó estos exclusivamente para nosotros en múltiples tamaños y colores, con llaves que funcionan con encasillados Kele® RET — y tiene que ver para creer el precio que ofrecemos en nuestro mercado en línea para este producto (asegúrese de estar conectado en su cuenta para ver su precio!).

Aquí unos cuantos momentos importantes de nuestra excursión en el mes de Julio:

  • Gran parte de nuestro equipo de ventas y servicio al cliente visitó las facilidades de manufactura de Beaver Steel Services en Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

En general fue una visita iluminadora. Ernie Larson, nuestro supervisor de servicio al cliente, estaba particularmente impresionado:

Sólo el tamaño de los rollos de metal y los enormes edificios que utilizan! Aprendimos muchísimo acerca de los detalles y la meticulosa atención que ponen al crear nuestros encasillados, ver un recinto doblarse y crearse de puro metal y ver una máquina láser “etch knockouts” en un recinto. Son una gran compañía con empleados locales, brillantes y talentosos que crean no solo encasillados pero pueden formar casi cualquier cosa de puro metal.

Muchas gracias a Tony y el equipo de Beaver Steel Services por nuestra excelente visita!

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We take a field trip to the Beaver Steel Services manufacturing facility

2021 August 30

Our friends at Beaver Steel Services recently invited us to take a tour of their manufacturing facility not far from us in Carnegie, PA. Now that our office life is approaching normal levels of getting together, travel and in-person meetings, we felt pretty excited to go.

“What else can we make for you guys?” was essentially the question that Beaver Steel president Tony Treser wanted us to answer during the visit. For a number of years now, they’ve been custom-building enclosures for us to sell in our online marketplace, based on the needs and interests of our customers. In fact, the entire team at Beaver Steel has always been true partners with alpscontrols.com, taking our input and suggestions for new products and enhancements to existing ones. That partnership has led to successfully and steadily growing our business on both sides.

One excellent example is our line of ALP Series NEMA 1 enclosures. Beaver Steel created these exclusively for us in multiple sizes and colors, with keys that fit Kele® RET enclosures — and the price we offer on these in our online marketplace has to be seen to be believed (make sure you’re logged into your account to see your pricing!).

Here are a few highlights of our July field trip:

  • A bunch of our sales and customer service staff visit the Beaver Steel Services manufacturing facility in Carnegie, PA.

Overall, it was an eye-opening visit. Ernie Larson, our Customer Service Supervisor, was particularly impressed:

Just the size of the rolls of steel and the huge buildings that they use! We learned a lot about the details and meticulous care they put into creating our enclosures., watching an enclosure bent and formed out of raw steel, and watching a laser machine etch knockouts into an enclosure. They are a great company with brilliant, local talent who make not only enclosures but can form almost anything out of raw steel.

Special thanks to Tony and everyone at Beaver Steel Services for our terrific visit!

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Para un aire limpio y seguro en sus edificios, le permitimos verificar la ionización sin ningún riesgo.

2021 August 3

En nuestro mercado en línea, ofrecemos un complemento de productos para ayudar a mantener los edificios limpios y seguros para su ocupación. Estos se encuentran en nuestra categoría Healthy Building Technologies.  

La ionización bipolar es una de esas tecnologías. Los productos de ionización bien diseñados son seguros, efectivos y bien probados y comprobados en base a análisis de laboratorio de terceros. 

Eagle X Pro D6C-M

Nuestros productos de ionización en conducto Eagle X Pro son los mejores de su clase con una capacidad de iones mucho mayor y prácticamente sin creación de ozono según lo certificado por UL 2998. La salida de iones es fundamental para tratar eficazmente el aire respirable en un espacio. 

Ahora estamos haciendo posible mejorar sus esfuerzos y resultados de ventas midiendo los iones en su proyecto antes y después de la instalación. 

Para ayudar a asegurarle a usted o a sus clientes que estos productos funcionan según lo prometido, ofrecemos una prueba sin riesgos de un medidor de mano de ultima generación para medir el rendimiento de los ionizados Eagle X Pro en su primer proyecto. 

AlphaLab Inc. AIC2

El AlphaLab Inc. AIC2 se considera el mejor de medidor del mercado y lo ayudará a aumentar las ventas a sus clientes al demostrar el impacto en el recuento de iones en los espacios que está tratando con Eagle X Pro.

Así es como funciona la oferta: 

  1. Cuando realice su primer pedido de tecnología de ionización Eagle X Pro, agregue un estuche de transporte AlphaLab Inc. AIC2 y HC-AIC2 a su pedido. Costo total: $ 1,050.

  2. Utilice el AIC2 para verificar el funcionamiento de las unidades y tome lecturas “antes” y “después” en el espacio que está tratando. Asegúrese de obtener más de 2500 iones positivos y negativos en el espacio. Si no es así, contáctenos para obtener ayuda.

  3. Si decide que no necesitará el AIC2 para proyectos futuros, simplemente devuélvalo en un plazo de 30 días en buenas condiciones para obtener un crédito completo en su cuenta. 

  4. O si desea quedárselo, ¡pague con el resto de su pedido!

La puesta en marcha de proyectos de ionización no es diferente a cualquier proyecto de instalación de controles o HVAC. Debe hacerlo para asegurarse usted mismo y / o sus clientes de que están recibiendo el mejor tratamiento disponible en el mercado. Si necesita ayudar sobre cómo usar el medidor, simplemente comuníquese con nuestro equipo de servicio. Los medidores vienen con instrucciones, pero pueden no ser tan sencillas como las de otros dispositivos de medición. Nuestro equipo está listo para ayudarlo a usarlo correctamente.

Encuentre los productos de ionización Eagle X Pro en alpscontorls.com aquí.

For safe, clean air in your buildings, we’re making it possible for you to verify ionization with no risk.

2021 July 22

In our online marketplace, we offer a complement of products to help keep buildings clean and safe for occupancy.  These are found in our Healthy Building Technologies category of products.  

Bi-Polar Ionization is one of those technologies.  Well-designed ionization products are safe, effective, and well-tested and proven based on third-party laboratory analysis.

Eagle X Pro D6C-M

Our in-duct Eagle X Pro ionization products are the best-of-class with much higher ion capacity and virtually no ozone creation as certified by UL 2998. Ion output is critical to effectively treating the breathable air in a space.

Now we’re making it possible to improve your sales efforts and results by measuring the ions in your project before and after installation.

To assist in assuring you or your customers that these products work as promised, we are offering a risk-free trial of a state-of-the art handheld meter to measure the performance of the Eagle X Pro ionizers in your first project. 

AlphaLab Inc. AIC2

The AlphaLab Inc. AIC2 is considered the best meter on the market and will help you to increase sales  to your customers by demonstrating the impact on ion count in the spaces you are treating with Eagle X Pro.

Here’s how the offer works:

  1. When you place your first order for Eagle X Pro ionization technology, add an AlphaLab Inc. AIC2 and HC-AIC2 carrying case to your order. Total cost: $1,050.
  2. Use the AIC2 to verify the operation of the units and take “before” and “after” readings in the space you’re treating.  Make sure you’re getting 2,500+ positive and negative ions in the space. If you’re not, contact us for help.
  3. If you decide you won’t need the AIC2 for future projects, just return it within 30 days in good condition for a full credit to your account.
  4. Or if you want to keep it, just pay for it with the rest of your order!

Commissioning ionization projects is no different than any controls or HVAC installation project. You should do it to assure yourself and/or your customers that they are getting the best treatment available on the market. If you need support on how using the meter, just contact our service team. The meters come with instructions, but they may not be as straightforward as those of other measuring devices. Our team is standing by to help you use it properly.

Find Eagle X Pro ionization products at alpscontrols.com here.

Josh Felperin se une a alpscontrols.com como nuestro nuevo Director de Ventas Globales

2021 April 8

En alpscontrols.com continuamos creciendo y mejorando nuestro mercado en línea para facilitar que nuestros clientes puedan completar sus proyectos de una manera más fácil y eficiente.

josh felperin

Nuestro nuevo Director de Ventas Globales, Josh Felperin, aporta un nivel de experiencia extraordinario a alpscontrols – incluyendo 13 años trabajando como Gerente de Ventas Nacionales para Siemens en su canal de automatización de edificios. Aunque Josh tendrá responsabilidades internacionales en su rol de ventas en alpscontrols.com, nuestros valiosos clientes en America Latina y Sudamerica deben continuar comunicándose con Gerardo y Guadalupe para sus necesidades de productos y aplicaciones.

Josh fue Gerente de Territorio en Siemens en el 2018, donde al comienzo de su tenencia, trabajó por un año en un programa en el cual recibió experiencia práctica en todas las facetas de la rama de automatización de edificios. Desde trabajar en la factoría armando válvulas y actuadores, hasta probar productos, servicio al cliente, mercadeo – Josh Felperin lo ha hecho todo. Este programa ayudó a Josh a comprender no sólo las partes que estaba vendiendo, sino también entender las necesidades de los clientes que estaban comprando dichos productos y formar una fundación sólida en respecto a su conocimiento de la industria.

Luego, Josh fue promovido y tomó responsabilidad de los territorios de New York City y New Jersey, los cuales manejó por los próximos 3.5 años. Este trabajo le ayudó a ganar conocimiento y experiencia de primera mano en el mundo de los contratistas a quienes servía. “Estoy muy seguro de que he estado dentro de todos y cada uno de los cuartos mecánicos en Manhattan y New Jersey” dice Josh, y con tiempo, también tomó responsabilidad del territorio Sureste en los Estados Unidos de Siemens. Durante este tiempo, Josh trabajó diariamente con contratistas, ingenieros y usuarios, promoviendo el portafolio robusto de productos Siemens y creando relaciones duraderas basadas en el éxito de sus clientes.

La posición más reciente de Josh en Siemens fue como Gerente Nacional de Ventas, donde manejó el crecimiento de su canal de automatización de edificios y un equipo diverso de 10 manejadores de territorios.

Ahora, Josh está comenzando su nuevo trabajo con alpscontrols.com como Director de Ventas Globales. Nos trae mucha emoción su alto conocimiento de productos, sus relaciones extraordinarias a través de la cadena de suplidores y la pasión que siempre trae al lugar de trabajo.

Josh comparte con nosotros que su decisión de unirse al equipo de alpscontrols fue en gran parte gracias a la cultura familiar y el enfoque al servicio de nuestra compañía.

josh felperin family

Josh Felperin combina sudaderas con su hija, Emily (11) y su hijo Jacob (9).

Josh está basado en Palm Harbor, Florida con dos de sus hijos, Emily (11) y Jacob (9). Adicionalmente, Josh tiene un hijo llamado Ethan, 19 quien estudia ingeniería mecánica en la Universidad de Illinois. Josh también vive cerca de su madre, padre y hermana gemela Sarah.

En su tiempo libre, Josh disfruta entrenar a Emily en softball y a Jacob en baloncesto. Josh también es aficionado del golf (hándicap: 4), le gusta correr y practicar CrossFit – lo cual, nos parece muy dedicado de su parte.

Josh está matriculado actualmente en el programa ejecutivo MBA en la Universidad de South Florida, proyectando graduarse en Mayo del 2022. Definitivamente Josh nos parece ser muy dedicado a sus pasiones.

Si no está claro aún, todos en alpscontrols.com estamos muy felices de tener a Josh como parte de nuestro equipo de trabajo – y si estás leyendo esto y eres nuestro cliente, muy pronto podrás apreciar el alto nivel de conocimiento y dedicación de Josh al éxito de tus proyectos.

Josh Felperin joins alpscontrols.com as our new Global Sales Director

2021 March 31

Once again, we’re growing alpscontrols.com in order to improve our online marketplace and your ability to get your projects done more easily and efficiently — and we’ve really outdone ourselves this time.

josh felperin

Our new Global Sales Director Josh Felperin brings an extraordinary level of experience to us at alpscontrols — including 13 years at Siemens as a Senior National Sales Manager for its building automation channel.

Josh was a Territory Manager at Siemens in 2008, where at the beginning of his tenure he worked through a one-year program in which he received hands-on experience in all facets of their building automation parts business. From working in the factory and actually assembling valves and actuators, to product testing, customer service, marketing— the whole bit. To hear him tell it, this program had much to do with building a solid foundation for Josh in which he was able to understand not just the parts he was selling, but the needs of the customers who were buying them.

Then Josh was promoted and given responsibility for the company’s territory that covered New York City and New Jersey, an assignment he managed for the next 3½ years. This job gave him insight and firsthand experience in the work of the contractors he served. “I’m pretty sure I’ve been inside every mechanical room throughout Manhattan and New Jersey,” Josh says, and over time he also took over responsibility for Siemens’ southeast territory. Throughout this time, Josh worked every day with contractors, consulting engineers, and end users, promoting Siemens’ robust product portfolio, and building trusting relationships based on the many successes of his customers.

And Josh’s most recent position with Siemens was as Senior National Sales Manager, where he managed the growth of their indirect building automation channel while directing a national, diversified team of ten Territory Managers.

Now he’s starting his new job with us as our Global Sales Director. We’re a little giddy just thinking about the deep breadth of product knowledge, extraordinary relationships throughout our industry’s supply chain, and the passion that he’s always brought to his work.

Josh tells us that his decision to join alpscontrols was in some part due to our company’s strong family-like culture and team-oriented, service-based approach.

josh felperin family

Josh Felperin in new matching hoodies with his daughter Emily, 11, and son Jacob, 9.

He’s based out of Palm Harbor, Florida with two of his kids, Emily (11) and Jacob (9). Additionally, Josh has an older son named Ethan, 19 and attending the University of Illinois, where he’s studying mechanical engineering. Josh also lives close to his mother and father and twin sister Sarah.

In his free time, Josh enjoys coaching Emily in softball and Jacob in baseball, and indulges himself in tons of golf (handicap: 4), running, and CrossFit — which, again, all sound a lot to us like super-committed activities based on robust achievement and success.

Josh is currently enrolled in the executive MBA program at the University of South Florida, scheduled for completion in May of 2022, so there’s that whole overachiever thing right there again. Just: wow.

If it’s not clear by now, all of us at alpscontrols.com are excited to have Josh join our team — and if you’re reading this and you’re a customer of ours, very soon you’re going to come to appreciate his deep knowledge and commitment to the success of your projects as well.

Sad but true: price increases on enclosures, dampers — and other steel products — are coming.

2021 February 5

enclosures and dampers at alpscontrols.com

It pains us to give you this update, but we’re pretty certain that you don’t like surprises when it comes to what you pay for HVAC and peripheral parts, so here we go:

Your prices on steel enclosures and dampers are about to go up, higher than they usually would as part of a traditional annual increase. The enclosure and damper manufacturers that we carry — Beaver Steel, Inc., Hoffman, Ruskin, and Saginaw Control & Engineering — have either posted price increases already, or will be doing so soon.

And why is that? It’s because the price of steel has reached levels not seen since 2008 as detailed in this article from The FABRICATOR.

These steep increases in steel prices (also see this article from Industry Week) have accompanied increased demand in the last year (according to the Wall Street Journal) — so the fact is, any product that we sell on alpscontrols.com that has a significant amount of steel in it will likely also get a price bump in the coming months. One of our enclosure suppliers told us that the price of their primary resource, cold rolled steel, has doubled in the last six months.

This kind of spike in steel prices is extraordinary. Many products are up 50–100% since late summer 2020, with the bulk of the increases occurring in November and December 2020. Sheet price in the United States has more than doubled since mid-2020 and just set a new all-time-record high. The prices of all products are rising rapidly, spiking to unsustainable peaks in 2021. Rapid construction and industrial recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns outpaced sluggish capacity restarts, so supply is temporarily tight.

Sheet prices are spiking in the United States at one of the fastest rates in history, despite ample (but idle) capacity. Despite the high prices, buyers should worry more about supply than price for the first quarter of 2021, but should avoid locking prices for the remainder of the year. Other products and regions have high prices for the first quarter of 2021, but are not experiencing shortages.

You can go ahead and mark this one down in the Sorry-We-Had-To-Give-You-This-Unfortunate-News-Today-But-Maybe-Tomorrow-Will-Get-Better column.

Ionization products for HVAC systems are the newest addition to our Healthy Building Technologies offering

2021 January 28

Let’s talk for a few minutes about ions.

If you can’t recall learning about ions in junior high school, we can take a quick refresher course courtesy of merriam-webster.com:

ionī-ən noun
an atom or group of atoms that carries a positive or negative electric charge as a result of having lost or gained one or more electrons

So ions have extra electrons or missing electrons. When they have an extra electron or two, the ion has a negative charge, and when they are missing an electron or two, they have a positive charge. And because atoms seek out a neutral status, ions essentially “look around” until they find a corresponding charge to cling onto.

Of course, instruments have been created to cause this very thing to happen. Bi-polar ionization is a process in which positive and negative ions, when generated in adequate quantities and delivered by injecting them into HVAC supply air, react with water vapor and break down pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke, odors, and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). If appropriately designed, bi-polar ionization systems treat the space where people are most affected, not just the ductwork or HVAC components. By breaking down and removing those components in the air, the environment where people work and live becomes safer and healthier.

Bi-polar ionization means that the ions are generated using two emitters to create equal amounts of positively and negatively charged ions. When these ions are injected into the air stream, they create a plasma region and break down passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water vapor. When these ions come into contact with viruses, bacteria or mold, they remove the hydrogen molecules from the pathogens. Without hydrogen, the pathogens have no source of energy and die. The ions also attach to allergens such as pollen, smoke, and other particles, causing them to band together until they are large enough to be filtered out of the air or fall to surfaces where they will be removed in cleaning.

Ions are safe. In nature, for example, you can find a range of 2,000 ions per cubic centimeter in rural areas to 50,000 ions per cubic centimeter out on the ocean (water is a fabulous generator of ions!). Our research of products — and verified by third parties— has shown us that indoor ion counts of less than 100/cc3 represent poor air quality. Unfortunately, this kind of count can be found in many closed environments such as offices and homes. The more you increase the density of ions in a space, the more effectively you’re cleaning the air.

So, when alpscontrols chose a vendor for this category, we spent considerable time on the products that could prove they generated the most ion output at a reasonable price with minimum maintenance.

The Eagle X Pro line of products met all of our goals for this product range. With units that can be installed in systems of all sizes that produce an unbelievable number of ions, you are assured of having the most impactful, positive, cleaning effect on the environments you are treating. The D5 line generates 10 billion ions/cc/sec, and the D6 ranges from 20 billion to a trillion ions.

So picture this: with any product in the air system that generates ions, a certain number of those ions are going to stay or get stuck in the air handler itself — which is fine for cleaning the air inside the handler, but does almost nothing for actually cleaning the air in the spaces where the actual occupants are found.

The fact that the Eagle X Pro products can generate billions and trillions of ions — which no other product on the market can do — means that those ions will not stay in the air handler. They’ll be sent throughout the spaces where they will continuously clean the air by breaking down pathogens, pollutants, smoke, gases and more.

Ultimately, your goal isn’t to treat the air in your duct work. You want to treat the air in the spaces where people are breathing it.

We’ll be honest: we’ve seen tons of product innovations over the years, but we were staggered by those numbers of ions that the Eagle X Pro products produce. What it means to you is that you can find ionization products in our online marketplace that will significantly clean your buildings’ air of everything you don’t want your occupants breathing.

Find Eagle X Pro ionization products at alpscontrols.com here.

Tapa’s indoor air quality monitoring solution can help make a safer return to any building

2020 November 19

Pre-pandemic, few businesses and commercial properties put monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ) on the top of their list of must-haves to help boost sales and drive foot traffic. But after months of shutdowns around the world to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many schools, restaurants, places of worship, public buildings, and commercial properties are now focused on improving the indoor air we breathe.

alpscontrols.com helps businesses easily find, compare, and purchase HVAC and building automation control parts online to create more efficient and safer building environments — and it’s never been more important to address our customers’ very real and growing concerns around the health and safety of re-entering public buildings, which is going to be vital to our country’s long-term economic recovery.

We’ve seen an increased interest throughout our industry in improving the quality and safety of indoor air with air filtration, UV-C lighting products, and air monitoring tools, which is why we’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Tapa to include its Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitoring Solution in our online marketplace.

The country’s economic recovery and the long-term resiliency of commercial real estate buildings and many local, small businesses are found in the ability of owners and operators to address consumers’ very real and growing concerns around the health and safety of re-entering public buildings – specifically with real-time, data-driven insights to inform occupants that the indoor air is clean and contaminant-free.

A recent survey of 1,000+ U.S. consumers revealed that a vast 91% majority of consumers believe that IAQ is important in the prevention of COVID-19 spread — and consumers are taking this into account when considering re-entering public buildings. Additionally, 76% said that a ‘rating system’ on the IAQ of a building — similar to the rating a restaurant might have — would help them feel better about entering that building, school, place of worship, or restaurant.

By partnering with Tapa, we can work to get you the right air quality monitoring solution to help you visualize the quality of your indoor air at any time, from anywhere, via a mobile application.

Recent changes to industry and government indoor air quality regulations and standards (including ASHRAE, The CDC, and WELL) have been implemented to reduce flu, virus, COVID-19, and other contaminants. Thresholds have been established around five critical environmental factors: temperature, humidity, particle matter, CO2, and Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs). Tapa’s solution stands out with real-time, data-driven insights to inform occupants that the indoor air meets these requirements and is being continuously measured to deliver the Tapa IAQ Score ™ — an at-a-glance assessment of the building’s air quality on a simple 0-100 scale. When these five environmental factors deviate outside the recommended ranges, the score decreases, signaling that an adjustment should be made.

It’s not about getting back to normal, it’s about our new normal in a post-pandemic society and how we and our partners can do our part to help give piece of mind and ensure clean, safer and healthy buildings for those going back to the office, sending their kids to school, or simply wanting to dine out at a favorite restaurant.

And we’ll be sharing more about Tapa and their smart building management and tenant experience solutions that unify legacy building systems with new controls, sensors and IoT devices into a single platform for seamless access, management and optimization.

Find Tapa’s indoor air quality monitoring solution at alpscontrols.com right here.