Saleforce Is Now Protected by R-Zero
A layered cleaning approach for a safer working and thriving environments.
The last few years have helped us build a new understanding of how indoor air quality impacts us and our environments.
Salesforce has a deep appreciation for the people that make up the business and strive every day to push and be more innovative. R-Zero has a similar story and is focused on creating indoor environments where people thrive.
Salesfoce HQ is now using R-Zero Beam and R-Zero Vive, best in class UVC disinfection technology to show its commitment to people and innovation. UVC it is proven safe, and effective to disinfect indoor spaces and deliver better air quality for employees, and visitors. Breathing easier and cleaner is important to us all.
Here’s more about the science behind UV-C and how it aids in better air quality.
Is UVC Safe? How Does It Work?
UVC is ultraviolet light that inactivates certain microorganisms in air and on surfaces. UVC has been used to disinfect indoor areas in hospitals, including operating rooms, for decades, and is now used in workplaces, schools, senior care facilities and public places across the country. UVC light is added to regular cleaning procedures as another layer of protection for employee care and comfort.
Some wavelengths of UVC are safe for human exposure and some are not. Beam and Vive safe for human exposure and installed in rooms permanently for use when the rooms are occupied.
Why Use UVC In Workplaces?
In workplaces around the world employees need to be able to connect, innovate and interact in safe indoor environments with good air quality, and less risk. UVC light disinfection helps create a higher standard of air quality indoors to support workplace health and a thriving culture.
Safe, effective disinfection of indoor areas
Better indoor air quality for all
Fewer chemicals used in the cleaning process
Proven, hospital-grade disinfection technology
Reduce risk and increase workplace health
Protecting occupied spaces with UVC
R-Zero Beam and R-Zero Vive are the best upper room UVGI (UR-UVGI) and FarUV devices on the market in terms of efficacy, design, ROI and safety. Upper-room UVGI and FarUV are CDC-recommended air disinfection method that improves indoor air quality to create safer, healthier spaces using peak germicidal efficacy for air disinfection.
Frequently Asked Questions
How effective are R-Zero Vive and R-Zero Beam?
R-Zero Vive inactivates 99.9% of many microorganisms in the air and on surfaces.
Beam can reduce airborne microorganism load in a well-mixed room by up to 99.9% in minutes. This is equivalent to replacing the air in the room with fresh air 12 times each hour (i.e., 12+ ACH). It is effective against a variety of common bacteria and viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 (Virus), T1 (Virus), and Klebsiella aerogenes (Bacterium).
Is R-Zero Vive safe to run while the room is occupied?
Yes! R-Zero Vive uses a wavelength of 222nm which does not penetrate the outer layers of the eyes or skin so it’s safe to use in occupied and unoccupied rooms.
Does R-Zero Vive produce any harmful byproducts?
No! R-Zero Vive meets the UL 864 standard for ozone regulation and is designed to not produce any harmful levels of ozone or other VOCs.
How is R-Zero Vive installed?
R-Zero Vive is easily installed into existing UL 867 VAC lighting circuits.
How long can I be exposed to R-Zero Vive?
The R-Zero Vive emits Far UV light which doesn’t penetrate the outer layers or skin or eyes, so prolonged daily exposure is safe for humans.
The ACGIH has proposed a threshold limit value (TLV) for humans eyes of 500mj/cm2 over an 8 hour day, and the R-Zero Vive irradiates less than 10% of that, well below the proposed TLV.
How are R-Zero Beam and Vive better than air filters for indoor air quality?
HEPA filters remove contaminants of a certain size from the air by collecting them. This method presents a few challenges. First, HEPA filters collect only the largest particles and store them—the filters have no way to deactivate viral microorganisms to stop them from reproducing. Secondly, HEPA filters need maintenance to replace costly filters regularly. Beam deactivates active microorganisms immediately, and bulbs only need replacing every 2-3 years. Lastly, whether a HEPA filter is in-duct or in-room, filtering the air through this method requires the filter to “pull” potentially contaminated air across room occupants to reach the filter. Rather than deactivating microbes in the room at their source, HEPA filters may expose room occupants to more particles.
How does R-Zero Beam work?
Beam uses upper-room UVGI is an application of UV-C, a wavelength of ultraviolet light emitted by the Beam across the upper part of a room to stop the genetic replication of certain microorganisms in the air. UV-C has been used to disinfect indoor spaces in healthcare settings for decades.As people gather in a room, the warm air they expel from breathing, speaking, coughing, or sneezing rises to the upper area of the room, where it meets Beam’s disinfection zone. Natural airflow recirculates the disinfected air back into the occupied zone of the room.
Upper-room UVGI is recommended by the CDC, WHO, and ASHRAE as a superior disinfection method for indoor spaces that has been used in healthcare settings for decades. There are guidelines built around UR-UVGI to ensure it is used safely and effectively.
The regulatory agencies that govern UVC have developed maximum exposure thresholds that establish a safe dosage for human eyes and skin. R-Zero’s products adhere strictly to these published UVC exposure thresholds to avoid overexposure of the skin and eyes. R-Zero devices are built, installed, and programmed to never exceed these limits.
R-Zero also goes through rigorous on-site safety testing and commissioning, performed by highly trained R-Zero Solution Engineers, customizing the intensity and placement of each installed device and checking that the exposure limits are met before devices are used.
The protocols of our on-site field teams are validated by Dr. Richard Wade, former head of CAL-OSHA and Chief Scientific Advisor for R-Zero. Small amounts of UVC will reflect off ceilings, light fixtures, ventilation ducts, and windows to bounce down into the occupied space. These “hotspots” are tested using Gigahertz Optiks light sensors calibrated to the 265-nanometer wavelength upon installation and after any maintenance work.
Our team ensures that any hotspot is under the 8-hour Threshold Limit suggested by the governing bodies including the ACGIH, NIOSH, and ICNIRP. Irradiation testing combined with run-time limits programmed into the Beam ensures no occupant will be over-exposed to UVC.*
What makes R-Zero Beam and Vive the most safe UCV products?
Beam uses a 265nm wavelength of UR-UVGI light targeted at the upper portion of the room only. Beams are installed at least seven feet above ground level (Vive 9 ft) and designed to minimize direct exposure of room occupants to UV-C, equipped with sensors that shut off the device as soon as an object or person is sensed in the high-intensity disinfection zone.
The safety baffle at the bottom of the Beam ensures that the germicidal light is directed only into the upper room area. Our customized implementation and modeling minimizes light reflection that causes lower room exposure, further increasing the safety and efficacy of the device.
R-Zero manages the installation of all devices, including safety commissioning processes that ensure devices do not exceed the established TLV and meet all safety and regulatory requirements in every space they are deployed.
How do R-Zero Beam and R-Zero Vive impact plants?
Plants do not have the same epithelial layer and cell structure as humans, making them more susceptible to damage from UVC. Different plants have different thresholds—bamboo and orchids, for example, are more sensitive than humans. However, some succulents appear to have greater UVC thresholds than humans. The highest levels of UVC that may be harmful to plants shine directly in front of the Beam—consider moving more sensitive plants to the sides of
How do R-Zero Beam and Vive support sustainability?
Beam and Vive devices help to increase the equivalent air changes in the rooms they are installed in, putting less pressure on other building systems like HVAC while helping keep indoor learning environments safer. Proven to be 8x more energy efficient than HVAC alone, Beam and Vive are eco-friendly solution that continually disinfects large volumes of air at the source without chemicals. It’s also the only UR-UVGI device currently on the market that uses LED technology rather than mercury bulbs, making it more effective and sustainable than mercury-based UR-UVGI products.
*Threshold Limit Values are established for each wavelength of UV light by The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety), and the World Health Organization (WHO), all of which are in alignment on TLV values. The FDA recognizes these agencies and their recommended thresholds for UV-C.