Waibel Energy Systems partners with Edison State Community College


DAYTON – Waibel Energy Systems partnered with Edison State Community College to provide a holistic approach to enhancing indoor air quality while optimizing occupant comfort and building energy performance.

Students represent the faces and future of a college like Edison State. Unfortunately, the quantity of faces in buildings on their campuses were drastically reduced this year due to the pandemic.

With the diligence of the college and its staff, classes went on through distance learning and online options, but the buildings themselves looked different. Plexiglass, single points of entry and exit, temperature checks, questionnaires, and closed water fountains rule the day-to-day.

Edison State took the above precautions but also went on to do other unseen actions by refining the building systems to protect the health and wellness of its occupants while also protecting the student experience. All campus buildings were assessed to confirm the most viable options to optimize air quality.

“These investments in the building systems at Edison State are expected to provide long-lasting benefits to the occupant experience,” Bruce McKenzie, chief marketing officer at Edison State, said.

“Waibel Energy Systems was honored to partner with Edison State to install needlepoint bipolar ionization and complete a cleaning and disinfection of airside mechanical systems,” Dave Crosley, president of Waibel Energy Systems, said. “The college is prioritizing clean air while minimizing the risk to occupant comfort and costly energy bills.”

While needlepoint bipolar ionization may be new to many, the technology has been around for many years, with ionization technologies dating back to the early 1900s. Additionally, needlepoint bipolar ionization is installed in many prominent locations like the White House, Harvard University and Google to name just a few.

Pollutants, dust, dander, pollen, smoke and even pathogens such as mold, viruses and bacteria all can be suspended in the air we breathe, even when you don’t see them. Needlepoint bipolar ionization technology safely creates and releases ions into the airstream using existing systems as the delivery method, replicating a naturally occurring process from outdoors.

When these ions disperse throughout a space, they seek out and form bonds with particles in the air through a process called agglomeration. This creates a snowball effect in which particles begin to cluster together, making it easier for the building systems to safely filter it out of the air.

In addition to particle reduction, the system controls odors and pathogens while also improving building energy performance.

“With a focus on comfort, efficiency and healthy buildings, Waibel is leading the market on the way buildings work better,” Crosley said.

Waibel has implemented similar services at numerous local school districts and universities in the Dayton and surrounding areas.