Is anti-COVID technology the key to reopening offices? LA high-rise using disinfecting robots to protect employees
Those who work in a downtown LA high-rise office like Rodney Diggs say they never worked remotely during the pandemic as their building put measures in place to keep employees safe.
“Air purification, which they mainly pump out of the various units, the suites and the elevators. This is a big deal because you want good quality air in and out. The sanitizer to ensure office safety and the schedules they have for the smears, “said Diggs, who has worked at 444 South Flower in downtown Los Angeles for the past 11 years.
444 South Flower, which is owned and managed by Coretrust Capital Partners, says more and more of their tenants are returning to work every day and they expect the building to return to pre-COVID numbers in the near future becomes.
“Many people’s homes were not designed 100% as living rooms and offices,” said Thomas Ricci, managing director and co-founder of Coretrust Capital Partners.
Coretrust Capital rents disinfection robots that clean the air and surfaces and eliminate bacteria. The building has a new state of the art air purification system and the elevator cars have a new air purifier above the ceiling. Non-contact lights can be found everywhere today, including bathrooms and parking garages, and floors have been redesigned for a safer workplace without reducing capacity.
Today more than ever, the tenants of 444 South Flower say they appreciate the fact that the 6th floor has a 1,000-square-meter open-air terrace with no interior windows.
“We have created an environment that we believe eliminates any tenant concerns about going back to work. We see the post-COVID workplace as not much different than it was before COVID. Health and wellness, indoor air, indoor water and environmental quality will be at the top of the list for tenants, “said Ricci.
How restaurants, hotels, and air travel are recovering – Coretrust says the job won’t go away. They believe the key is to improve the current environment to make buildings feel like new.
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