According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is one of the top five health threats in the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent, devastating wildfires made people pay more attention to air quality than ever before. Therefore, real estate developers and builders are responding by incorporating cutting-edge health initiatives into new high-tech homes, ensuring safe residences to return to as we re-enter the world.
For example, San Francisco-based home creator Troon Pacific, known for integrating responsible, health-centric design elements into its luxury homes, infused its jaw-dropping Residence 2582 with features like AtmosAir bi-polar ionization (BPI) HVAC technology, which has been proven to be 99.2% effective against human coronavirus 229E as it minimizes the spread of the virus in the air and on surfaces in the home. Moreover, the AtmosAir Matterhorn product ensures a 99.44% reduction on coronavirus on the surface of a face mask.
Unlike popular air purification methods like HEPA Filters and UV light, which are reactive (the airborne contaminants must pass through the filter or light to be effective), AtmosAir’s BPI is a proactive technology that neutralizes contaminants at their source. As a result, AtmosAir’s indoor air technologies actively reduce VOCs, bacteria, dust particles, mold spores and odors.
Residence 2582 is also fitted with A MERV-13 air filtration system, which changes the air in the entire home about 9 times per day.
Located at 2582 Filbert Street, in San Francisco’s coveted Cow Hollow neighborhood, the $46 million home boasts an open, airy, and modern floorplan on an expansive piece of land with plenty of room to spread out – a rarity in the city. The 3-story house features 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 powder rooms and a kitchen equipped with a central vacuum system with a HEPA exhaust filter.
Two of Troon Pacific’s other high-tech homes for sale in San Francisco, including Residence 2895 and Residence 63 (both build-to-suit), will also incorporate this AtmosAir technology, proving that this is a trend that’s here to stay as savvier, wellness-minded buyers enter the luxury market. Residence 63 is designed by architecture firm OPA, with Troon’s signature biophilic design practices, and will integrate advanced water filtration systems, solar panels with Tesla backup batteries, and smart home technology.