October 26, 2020 – Healthcare, food, hospitality & office environments are just some of the sectors set to have access to a revolutionary new continuous use antimicrobial (non-UV) light technology through a newly formed partnership. U.S.based Vyv have announced a partnership to deliver this critical continuous use antimicrobial light to the UK with fast-growing, multi-award winning sustainability platform, SaveMoneyCutCarbon.
Hospital acquired infections are a leading cause of death in the USA – according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 25 patients contract preventable infections from their hospital stays. This is an expensive burden, costing the USA an estimated $30 billion USD each year, and this is reflective of the same challenges in countries worldwide.
Vyv’s ground-breaking technology achieves a new kind of continuous antimicrobial protection for surfaces with the flip of a light switch.
Vyv, founded in 2013, is a health tech company that has created and patented a new approach to apply the antimicrobial properties of visible light throughout spaces. Vyv’s technology multitasks to continuously reduce bacteria, fungi, yeast and mould effectively, while also illuminating the room with pleasant white LED light. Vyv’s proprietary LEDs meet international standards for continuous and unrestricted use around people, pets and plants. This new light technology works continually in the background, in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning, making it an ideal addition to hospitals, care homes, public spaces, food areas and workplaces.
Vyv’s experience and success in the US Market demonstrates that reducing microbes requires more than simply shining a light. Every application requires a level of scientific understanding to ensure the effectiveness of the light’s microbe killing power, whilst ensuring that there is an appropriate light level for the working environment. Vyv has created a full complement of technology, products, engineering and scientific expertise to deliver a holistic approach to designing for a cleaner world for us all.
It was therefore critical that Vyv find the right partner to help introduce this technology to the UK market and SaveMoneyCutCarbon met their exacting criteria. SaveMoneyCutCarbon’s fast-growing online platform and knowledge sharing hub (known as ‘Learn&Save’) is ideally positioned to start building awareness of this market changing technology. While the company’s building centric search approach, which tailors’ products and solution to each building type, is a further natural fit. It was this type of tailored approach which won SaveMoneyCutCarbon ‘NHS Sustainable Supplier’ of the year after delivering major LED lighting projects at one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals – Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge.
Vyv CEO, Colleen Costello said, “Finding the right partners, like SaveMoneyCutCarbon, as we expand outside the US is critical to gaining market acceptance to this new antimicrobial approach for creating cleaner environments where we live, work and play.”
Mark Sait, CEO at SaveMoneyCutCarbon, added: “The platform we have built brings the best, proven technology solutions to the UK market to solve real world problems like sustainability, carbon reduction and now cleanliness and wellness.”
Gemma Turner, Head of the Specialist Lighting team at SaveMoneyCutCarbon, added: “This product is an ideal fit for my specialist lighting team. What we call a ‘technical hub’ provides the extra level of support and guidance often needed with specialist lighting products like Vyv; to our wider internal team and customers alike – we are very excited to start deploying a number of trials and case studies across healthcare, hospitality and a wider range of building types. We can’t wait to share these results with the wider audience as they’re all desperate to find solutions for killing bugs and bacteria.”
UK Deployment of the Vyv products will begin in late in 2020 – customers who want to be part of the testing group or have immediate roll out needs should contact Gemma Turner at SaveMoneyCutCarbon ([email protected]).
Pru Ashby, Head of Key Accounts, London & Partners said “London & Partners is excited to welcome Vyv into the UK, in partnership with SaveMoneyCutCarbon. We were thrilled to host Colleen on our trade mission of Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders from North America into London during London Tech Week in 2018 and look forward to continuing to support Vyv’s growth in the UK.”
To learn more about Vyv’s pioneering non-ultraviolet antimicrobial light technology and the fundamental UK partnership with SaveMoneyCutCarbon please visit https://www.savemoneycutcarbon.com/brand/vyv/
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SaveMoneyCutCarbon was established in 2012 with a goal to build a new single “go-to” platform for homes and organizations who want to reduce their energy and water consumption, while improving their carbon footprint and sustainability credentials.
From schools, hospitals, hotels, warehousing operators and public sector organisations to thousands of homes across the country, SaveMoneyCutCarbon’s customers collectively save over 727 million litres of water and 23 million kWh of energy each year, delivering a carbon reduction of 6,765 tonnes per annum from completed projects and products sold on its online platform. The carbon reduction alone is equivalent to travelling 23.24 million miles in an average petrol car.
The company was recently announced as winner of the NHS Sustainability Supplier of the Year for their energy saving works with Cambridge University Hospitals’ world famous Addenbrooke’s Hospital, as well as winner of the 2020 Environmental Finance Impact Awards – , ‘Impact project/investment of the year: Energy’.