Port of Palm Beach, Fla (July 29, 2021) – RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, announces the full installation of its active air treatment solution in 180 Shake Shack restaurants across the United States. National TAB, a leader in the test and balance and indoor air quality industries, installed RGF’s proprietary products with PHI-CELL® and REME® technology, proven to inactivate over 99% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces and aerosolized form of the virus. The installation of RGF air purification products will also help mitigate risk around norovirus, a common health concern for restaurants.
“Shake Shack has always prioritized the health and safety of our guests. Over the past year, we put heightened focus on the indoor air quality within each of our restaurants,” notes Andrew McCaughan, Chief Development Officer at Shake Shack. “RGF’s active air treatment solution, combined with increased ventilation and HVAC filtration, provided us an amazing solution to ensure we are providing a high quality and safe experience for our team and guests.”
“RGF provides the only third-party tested commercial equipment proven to inactivate both surface and airborne virus particles,” notes Will Turnbough, VP of National Markets at National TAB. “RGF provides our customers with an active air treatment solution that is safe, cost-effective and easy to install and maintain.”
“RGF and our HVAC contractors like National Tab are committed to helping restaurants provide the safest possible dining experiences for their customers. RGF has air purification technologies that clean the air and others that help assure that foods are safe and free of harmful bacteria and viruses. These technologies are used in thousands of restaurants across the US and have a proven track record of safety and effectiveness” notes Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director Science & Technology, RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. “We are pleased to partner with National Tab on the installation of our equipment in over 180 Shake Shack restaurants along with other high profile, national chain customers looking at improving restaurant safety”.
Industry Leading Testing Protocol
The third-party testing was performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, California. RGF’s test procedure used the SARS-CoV-2 virus inside a large chamber (1,280 cu. ft.) representing a real-world conditioned commercial space. The virus was nebulized into the space simulating a sneeze or cough from an infected person.
Results from the test include:
· RGF’s PHI-CELL® technology inactivated greater than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and inactivated 99.5% of the aerosolized form of SARS-CoV-2.
· RGF’s REME HALO technology inactivated greater than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and inactivated 99.8% of the aerosolized form of SARS-CoV-2.
· By actively treating air inside the occupied space, the PHI-CELL® eliminated the need for virus particles to travel through the HVAC system filters or UV air purification system.
DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.