NAPERVILLE, IL — February 24, 2012 — Phigenics announced today that it has been awarded a $1 million dollar contract with the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service for Energy Management Planning and Strategies (SIN 871-202) and Water Conservation (SIN 871-210).  This enables U.S. Federal Government facilities that desire to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and overall safety of their potable and utility water systems, and/or remediate problems associated with waterborne pathogens, such as Legionella, easier access to Phigenics broad range of Smart Water Management Services. 

“This award represents an important advancement in water management,” says Ashton McCombs, President of Phigenics. “This will enable Federal Government facilities to achieve new standards of performance in operating efficiency and safety with their physical plant operations.” 

“Each year between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S.,” says Bill McCoy, PhD, CTO of Phigenics, and Chairman of the ASHRAE Standard 188P Committee – Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems. “With impending new standards for preventing Legionellosis, important work lies ahead for Federal Government facilities and Phigenics is now in an excellent position to meet their needs.”

Government customers should reference Phigenics’ contract number GS-21F-0041Y for procurement of Phigenics products and services at www.gsaadvantage.gov.

To keep informed about emerging Legionella standards or to learn more about Phigenics, please call 630-717-7546 or email [email protected]

About Phigenics

Phigenics is an innovative water management company that meets the increasingly complex needs of facility owners and managers to improve overall water safety while reducing operational (water, chemical, energy) and capital costs.  Our innovative solutions and business model represent a clear shift in thinking.  We do not sell chemicals or water treatment equipment and we are not driven to provide a solution that is restricted to an internal product line.

Phigenics is committed to helping facilities prevent disease resulting from waterborne pathogens.  We ensure that our customers are following best practices and are aligned with existing and forthcoming standards.  We utilize the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) risk management process to eliminate or control hazards in water systems in alignment with the forthcoming ASHRAE Standard 188 – Prevention of Legionellosis in Building Water Systems.

The Phigenics Analytical Services Laboratory (PASL) is certified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ELITE (Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation) program.  The ELITE certification is valid for both the patented Phigenics Validation Test (PVT) and the ISO standard method.  PASL has passed every proficiency test (taken every 6 months) since the beginning of the program with a score of 100% correct. 

Our solutions are ideally suited for multiple facility locations and involve a combination of expert consulting services, certified analytical laboratory services running a superior and patented Legionella test, and a revolutionary web-based water management platform driven by automated sensors collecting and archiving critical data. 

For more information visit: www.phigenics.com