Northeastern University

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“We have seen a huge benefit after installing Surgically Clean Air”

– Dan Boothby, Director of Sports Performance

Surgically Clean Air Starts Making Air Healthier for the Hockey Team and then for the Staff and Students Campus Wide including in the Covid Test Centres.


Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private research university in Boston, USA. Established in 1898, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs on its main campus in Boston and regional campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle, Washington; San Jose, California; San Francisco, California; Toronto, Vancouver, and Portland, Maine. University athletes compete in the NCAA as Huskies.

Client need

In 2016, Dan Boothby (Director of Sports Performance) wanted to give the Huskies hockey team a competitive edge by providing healthier air in the Locker Room and Training Rooms on campus.

Surgically Clean Air solution

Surgically Clean Air Commercial air purifiers were added to several Hockey Teams on campus facilities in Boston, USA.


The success of the initial Surgically Clean Air purifiers in the sports program illustrated to faculty leaders and facilities managers how much of a difference commercial-grade air purifiers can make to the healthiness of indoor air.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Northeastern contacted Surgically Clean Air to offer the same protection to the Staff and Students campus-wide. As a result, in the spring of 2020, more than 550 Surgically Clean Air Jade purifiers were installed throughout campus, making Northeastern University a leader in healthy air protection. A critical application for the Surgically Clean Air units was in the two Covid Test Centres that the University set up to admit returning students in August 2020.

Each Test Centre had up to 40 test stations within each Centre, and each test station was outfitted with a Surgically Clean Air Jade purifier to protect the testing staff. As a result, northeastern has completed more than 650,000 tests since August 2020.

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