Healthy Spaces

At JEM Group, we realize just how important it is in the wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic for businesses to adapt their public buildings and premises to keep customers and employees safe. To help meet these emerging facility needs, we have joined the Healthy Spaces Initiative—a partnership between Enginuity, JEM Group and SECCO—to help businesses retrofit their facilities and set a new standard of health and wellness in shared spaces.


JEM’s goal with Healthy Spaces is to create safer, healthier facilities as businesses prepare to return to work. We will work with our Healthy Spaces partners to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the physical building and look for opportunities to improve indoor air quality, reduce contaminants and reduce the spread of bacteria including:

Installation of Touchless Technology

Reducing the number of surfaces that individuals are touching can reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. We recommend the installation of touch-free technology wherever possible. We recommend equipping restrooms, kitchens and other common areas with touchless toilets, sinks, fixtures, soap dispensers, hand dryers and hand sanitizing stations. Additionally, we recommend the installation of hand sanitizing stations in lobbies, elevator lobbies, mailrooms, parking facilities and other common areas, and near restrooms, fitness facilities, retail, and restaurants.

Controlling Surface Contamination

Installation of countertops that have antimicrobial agents can protect surfaces from harmful bacteria. Specific laminate products, cooper, and other ceramic type finishes can be used to aid in controlling contamination.

Sneeze Guards

Plexiglass or sneeze guards protect staff and customers from the rapid spread of airborne bacterial germs caused by sneezing and coughing. These protective acrylic shields are designed as a defensive barrier that allows for commerce interactions while easing the concerns of your employees and customers.

Antimicrobial Door Hardware

An antimicrobial is a substance that acts to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and suppresses microorganism reproduction. Microbes, such as harmful bacteria, can be found on the surface of products used throughout a building including door hardware. Installing door hardware with antimicrobial technology (Microban) gives an added layer of protection against the growth of bacteria.

Additional resources regarding the benefits of antimicrobial products:
https://cuverro.com/
https://www.microban.com/antimicrobial-solutions/environments/building-materials