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HummingbirdTM Air Purification System Eradicates South African Beta Variant of Airborne COVID-19 Virus on the First Pass.

29 November 2021

SAN DIEGO, California (November 29, 2021) – With COVID-19 variants Omicron and Delta challenging worldwide efforts to end the pandemic, eradicating the virus while it’s airborne is crucial to mitigating transmission. Indoor airborne transmission is one of the primary methods of infection and solutions are needed to future-proof our buildings vs. COVID-19 variants that continue to mutate. Energy Cloud, a clean-tech company specializing in healthy buildings and energy efficient environments has a solution: Hummingbird™ EQ, an air purification system that captures and deactivates the airborne COVID-19 virus. In addition to testing deactivation vs. the base COVID-19 virus, the hummingbird™ system was tested against the South African Beta variant (B.1.351) to demonstrate that the system can also deactivate variants of the virus.

“Vaccines and masks are part of the puzzle pieces to solving the pandemic, but the missing piece is stopping indoor airborne transmission. Hummingbird™ mitigates airborne transmission of not just COVID-19, but variants of the virus as evidenced by our deactivation of the South African Beta variant.” - John Carrieri, CEO of Energy Cloud.

Hummingbird™ EQ with Air Vaccine™ technology was independently tested by a distinguished team of epidemiologists and professional engineers assembled by Black & Veatch – a global infrastructure leader vastly experienced in pathogen-tracking methods and construction of biological safety-related sites. Funding was provided in partnership with Black & Veatch’s IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator.

Hummingbird™ EQ's deactivation of the virus – known scientifically as SARS-CoV-2 – was independently tested and proven, with all Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) work performed within The Hastings Foundation and Wright Foundation laboratories at the University of Southern California (USC). SARS-CoV-2 BSL-3 resources were supported by a grant from the W.K. Keck Foundation’s COVID-19 research fund.

Hummingbird™ EQ was proven to capture and deactivate the airborne COVID-19 virus on the first airflow pass through the system by 99.5% or greater, reducing it to undetectable levels. In the most comprehensive bio-aerosol study of its kind, Hummingbird™ EQ was tested by simulating a real-life airflow scenario, complete with ducting, coil and an air handler / forced air unit. Testing included infectious aerosolized virus samples with simulated saliva that were more than 3,000 times the average infectious dose to prove hummingbird™ can thoroughly neutralize and remove any active COVID-19 virus from the air that passes through the system. The goal set out by the Energy Cloud COVID-19 response team was to test a scenario far greater than a normal real-life situation. Hummingbird™ also eradicated the Beta variant beyond any limit of detection.

Testing was performed with all Hummingbird™ models, confirming each deactivates COVID-19 with no harmful ozone being produced. Unlike other air purification systems, Hummingbird™ does not release or produce any airborne chemicals as part of its deactivation of viruses. Hummingbird™ EQ can be installed and scaled to any size heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system or used as a stand-alone unit in all types of commercial and residential settings including hospitals, schools, supermarkets, hotels, airports, offices, homes and more, for superior air quality in any sized indoor environment.

Hummingbird™ EQ is unique beyond its virus efficacy as it includes:
Air purification technology that decomposes VOCs and reduces bacteria, microbes, pollen, dust, dander, allergens, spores, fungi, mold, odors, smoke and toxic fumes without producing any harmful ozone or biproducts.
HVAC remote management with Hummingbird™ EQ AI technology allows cloud-enabled remote monitoring and management of HVAC systems, saving energy by providing real-time insight to equipment operation and efficiency.
Indoor air quality monitoring with real-time air quality information for customers, employees and property owners, for all stakeholders to see the building air quality through Energy Cloud’s air certification. The information can be seen through a QR Code displayed on the building outside doors and windows as well as web URL links that can be viewed on any computer or smart device. Building owners who invest in having the best air quality for their buildings and business can show proof of their air quality with the QR code and unique URL provided for each building.

About Energy Cloud Inc.
Energy Cloud Inc. is a clean-tech company focused on energy efficiency, sustainability and healthy building environments. Hummingbird™ EQ products are made in the United States and available worldwide. For more details, visit

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