Academy Bus Selects Delos to Provide Advanced Air Purification Solutions for Motor Coaches
In response to COVID-19 and its commitment to health and safety, the company is equipping its buses with advanced air purification technology
HOBOKEN, NJ — December 17, 2020 — Academy Bus, the largest privately owned and operated transportation company in the U.S., today announced that it has selected Delos, a New York-based wellness real estate and technology company, to equip its motor coaches with “Delos powered by Healthway” advanced air purification units. The new technology is already being installed on Academy’s charter bus fleet, with plans to add the advanced air purification technology to the balance of Academy’s fleet in the coming months.
Headquartered in Hoboken, NJ, Academy Bus currently operates motor coaches up and down the East Coast from operations centers stretching from Boston to Miami, including charter and group tour services as well as daily commuter service. This collaboration is a critical step in helping safeguard the health and well-being for mass transit commuters, as offices and schools reopen across the country.
“Protecting the health and well-being of the riding public and our drivers is our main focus, as society continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic,” said Francis Tedesco, President and CEO of Academy Bus. “Ensuring a safe transportation environment for riders is key to re-instilling confidence in mass transit and long-haul bus service, especially as we look towards the end of the public health emergency gripping our nation.“
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and leading research organizations recognize that small aerosolized particles that carry the SARS-CoV-2 virus can remain suspended in air and can persist in aerosol form for long periods of time indoors. Air purification systems are considered by many to be a critical supplementary approach to reducing transmission rates by removing airborne pollutants and contaminants. The “Delos powered by Healthway” air purification units capture ultrafine particles and can reduce particles that carry airborne bacteria and viruses. Traditional filters for mechanical HVAC solutions do not efficiently filter air particles as small as SARS-CoV-2 (.06 to .14 microns) in occupied spaces, where it matters most. The “Delos powered by Healthway” advanced air purification systems are equipped with technology that filters particles as small as .007 microns, at 99.99% efficiency.
“For more than eight years, Delos has fostered research collaborations with leading medical institutions, including a collaboration with Mayo Clinic on the Well Living Lab, the first human-centered research facility dedicated to researching the indoor environment’s impact on human health,” said Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos and Founder of the International WELL Building Institute. “We’re pleased to bring this research into practice to help people travel safely and get back to business in our communities.”
Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company guided by the mission to be the world’s leading catalyst for improving the health and well-being of people around the world by improving the indoor environments where they live, work, sleep and play. Informed by more than seven years of research and rigorous analysis of environmental health impacts on people, Delos and its subsidiaries offer an array of evidence-based technology and solutions for residential, commercial and hospitality spaces. Delos is the founder of the WELL Building Standard™, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. Its subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute, administers and continues WELL’s development and drives market adoption. Delos’ advisory board is comprised of leading professionals across real estate, government policy, medicine and sustainability. For more information about Delos, please visit www.delos.com.
About Academy Bus
Based in Hoboken, NJ, Academy is the largest private carrier in New Jersey and the largest privately owned and operated ground transportation company in the United States. Utilizing almost 1,250 top-quality buses, across 20 markets from Boston to Miami, the company maintains a diverse set of service offerings in charter, commuter and casino operations. Whether moving 20 or 20,000, Academy has the expertise to satisfy every customer. For more information on Academy, please visit www.academybus.com.