Protect your tenants and comply with ASHRAE 188 Legionella Prevention Standards when constructing or renovating high rises, condominiums, or apartments. Recent news articles have shown the risks of outbreaks of legionnaire’s disease in residential buildings around the world, highlighting the importance of taking a proactive approach to preventing infection. Get the reliable, cost-effective and sustainable solution and keep your building water systems safe.

Reliable Water Treatment for Urban Developments

Based on the results of a preliminary legionella risk assessment and technology requirements, you’ll either need to implement a Point-of-Entry (POE) or Domestic Hot Water (DHW) solution. Copper Silver Ionization (CSI) water treatment systems from CSIDefender® are available for both type of application, and are proven to deliver with minimal monthly preventative maintenance requirements. CSI technologies work by generating positively charged copper (Cu+2) and silver (Ag+) ions into the facility potable water, killing legionella bacteria and saturating the biofilm where it grows. The result is a powerful and reliable solution that works across the entire water distribution system and keeps tenants safe from infection.

Rely on CSIDefender® for Legionella Prevention in Residential Buildings and Condominiums

Copper Silver Ionization solutions have been trusted by residential building owners for over 20 years. Engineered and manufactured in North America with quality materials and components, the CSIDefender® features a 10 year limited warranty and a proven history of performance in any potable water environment. Whether you’re a consultant engineer designing new apartments, high rises, or condominiums, or renovating an existing building with new water distribution systems, CSIDefender® is the trusted, safe and energy efficient solution to keep your water free from this commonly found bacteria.

Benefits of CSIDefender®

Modern buildings are placing significantly more emphasis on sustainability and minimizing energy consumption. Traditional legionella prevention techniques include Thermal-eradication and chemical treatments, both of which are resource intensive and potentially damaging to the environment. Instead of heating water up to above 140°F or using harsh chemicals, CSIDefender® releases positively charged copper and silver ions into the water. This substantially lowers high water temperature requirements and creates no harmful chemical by-products while providing safer water to facility occupants.

For residential building owners and landlords looking to reduce their energy costs, CSI technologies provide an effective solution that’s significantly more environmentally friendly than traditional alternatives. Faculty owners can reduce hot water energy consumption by up to 4%. Depending on your water consumption, this can translate to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy savings on an annual basis.

It is recommended by most construction regulators that potable hot water be delivered at no more than 120°F for domestic use and 140°F for the kitchen area. At these lower temperatures, legionella bacteria is known to continue to thrive, multiply, and eventually become problematic to the facility occupants. This puts building water systems at risk. Copper Silver Ionization water treatment technologies work in any temperature, saturates the biofilm where Legionella grows, and provides an effective Legionella growth barrier across the entire potable water distribution system.

CSIDefender® is a fully automated computer controlled, compact and high-performance legionella prevention solution that is easy to install and maintain in buildings at the design stage, or buildings undergoing upgrades or renovation. With no need for on-site chemical storage or other requirements, CSIDefender® solutions can easily be added to your existing water distribution system. For facility owners, this leading edge technology is easily integrated as part of any building maintenance program or can be contracted out to a local qualified water management business.

CSIDefender® is up to 66% more cost-effective than traditional alternatives and other CSI technologies without sacrificing on performance or quality. Building owners and landlords can save money by leveraging the power of a single unit for the entire water distribution system, reducing DHW related energy costs, and minimizing the risk of litigation by reducing the relative risks of Legionella exposure. Compared to other legionella prevention technologies, the CSIDefender® is both cost-effective and proven to perform.

Building owners and landlords in high rises, condominiums, apartments and other residential buildings have trusted the CSIDefender® to keep their potable water safe in hundreds of installations across North America and the rest of the world for almost 20 years.

CSI Redsidential High Condominiums / Apartaments Installations

Housing Authority Apartment BuildingDartmouth, NS, Canada

Housing Nova Scotia relies on the expertise and professionalism of its Housing Authorities (HA) staff for the maintenance of safe, suitable, and affordable housing for the benefit of low-income Nova Scotians. Located across the province, the five Housing Authority offices are responsible for the administration, operation, and maintenance of Nova Scotia’s 12,000 rental properties. One CSIDefender® unit with four chamber cells was installed in the existing facility to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria.

CSIDefender® Solution Installed:
Model No
CSI-E4FM (1 unit / 4 cells)
Capacity
35,000 GPD
Application
POE (In-Line)
Construction
Retrofit / Consultant Recommended
Amperage
40 amps

AL BATEEN - Luxury Condo FacilityAbu Dhabi, UAE

Al Bateen Park consists of 272 apartments in 12 buildings each with its own penthouse, as well as 75 villas in an Arabesque design, featuring balconies and gardens. The leisure facilities and swimming pool for the villas also require a significant amount of potable water. Three CSI-E2FS units with six chamber cells each were installed in three new buildings to prevent Legionella growth in this hot climate.

CSIDefender® Solution Installed:
Model No
Three CSI-E2FS (3 locations / 3 units / 6 cells)
Capacity
50,000 GPD / 200M3D
Application
POE (Tank to Tank) x 3
Contruction
New – MEP - Specified
Amperage
20 amps

The Harrison WestNew York, NY, USA

The Harrison is a classically inspired luxury condominium designed by world renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects for Related. The Harrison’s stately architecture features two towers of 125 gracious residences reminiscent of the pre-war buildings that line the Upper West Side. A powerful CSI-E2M (Multi-Zones) 25 amp commercial grade ionization unit was installed to treat two separate “common mechanical room” domestic hot water zones and prevent Legionella growth.

CSIDefender® Solution Installed:
Model No
CSI- E2M (1 controller, 2 ion chamber cells / 2 DHW Zones)
Capacity
25,000 GPD / 100M3D each zone x2
Application
DHW x 2 (Multi-Zone)
Construction
Retrofit / Consultant Recommended
Amperage
20 amps ea.

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