South Bend, IN, May 13, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- American Green Technology® (AGT), a world class leader in energy efficient induction lighting technologies, recently installed their Arcalux® Health Risk Management System (HRMS) at Circuit of the Americas’ (COTA) state-of-the-art medical facility. More than one million members and guests visit COTA annually for major events, such as MotoGP™, Formula 1™ racing, ESPN’s X Games, live concerts in the award-winning Austin360 Amphitheater, and hundreds of business, educational, community and social events. COTA is the first world-class motorsports and entertainment venue to feature the Arcalux® HRMS in their on-site medical center. The HRMS is a unique lighting system designed to eliminate pathogens which cause Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). According to the World Health Organization, HAIs are contracted by hundreds of millions of people every year.
COTA’s 5,500-square foot medical center offers paramedic services during major sporting events and EMS and medical student training during the year. COTA’s medical facility is designed to handle everything from trauma care to routine maladies, such as sun burn and insect bites.
“The entire Circuit of The Americas facility is top notch, and COTA’s medical facility provides on-site emergency medical care to both sporting participants and spectators,” said Corporate Communications Director for AGT, Meredith Jimenez. “We are proud to provide the HRMS to COTA’s medical facility, equipping medical staff with an extra layer of protection designed to keep patients safe. The HRMS eliminates 99.7% of dangerous airborne pathogens that cause HAIs like MRSA and Staph.”
“Millions of people attend Circuit of The Americas marquee sports and entertainment events each year, and providing first-class medical care to those who may need it is a top priority,” said COTA Vice President of Public and Media Relations Julie Loignon. “AGT’s Arcalux HRMS helps us protect athletes and fans who may seek emergency medical care while in our venue. This special lighting technology is a great addition to our on-site medical facility.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections can occur in all types of facilities including hospitals, outpatient care and surgery centers, dialysis clinics, and nursing homes. Every year 2 million people acquire infections that are resistant to antibiotics.
The Arcalux® HRMS is designed to use differential pressure, filtration, purification and dilution, to simultaneously and unobtrusively neutralize pathogens (including bacteria, viruses and fungi) 24 hours a day, at room level, and the system requires only simple, annual maintenance. Employing the CDC’s recommended hierarchy of defense, the HRMS is designed to eliminate pathogens at the source, enhance patient outcomes and significantly reduce administrative, clinical and operational costs.
For more information on the Arcalux HRMS, log onto www.arcaluxhrms.com.
About American Green Technology: American Green Technology® is a leader in efficient technologies and the manufacture and import of “magnetic induction lights”, the most energy efficient mass lighting solution. Boasting a life span over 100,000 hours, induction lights reduce energy costs by 50-70% and virtually eliminate maintenance. Primary markets include commercial, municipal and industrial applications. More than 1,500 independent lighting professionals represent American Green Technology across the United States, and internationally in more than a dozen countries. For more information, visit www.agtus.org or call 269-340-9975. About Arcalux® Health Risk Management System: The Arcalux® Health Risk Management System (HRMS) is a patented lighting product that combats airborne pathogens which cause Healthcare-Acquired Infections. It is available exclusively through American Green Technology. For more, log onto www.arcaluxhrms.com.
About Circuit of The Americas: Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is the home of world championships and a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. COTA has been nominated as the 2014 “Sports Facility of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily. The same publication named COTA’s annual marquee event, the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, “Sports Event of the Year” for 2013. Additionally, COTA is the new North American home for the summer edition of ESPN’s X Games. More than one million visitors come to COTA each year for events such as MotoGP™, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championships, business and social functions, and more than 20 performances at the venue’s acclaimed Austin360 Amphitheater, winner of Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” award for 2013. COTA’s 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures, including a 44,000-square foot Event Center, an impressive Main Grandstand with hospitality suites and the Velocity Lounge, a 270,000-square foot Paddock Building with 34 garages, and an iconic 25-story Observation Tower at the heart of the facility. For more information and downloadable video and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, www.Austin360Amphitheater.com or COTA’s dedicated FTP site, media.circuitoftheamericas.com. Follow COTA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CircuitofTheAmericas and Twitter @circuitamericas and @COTAmedia.