The Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has a strong commitment to sustainability. Located on First Nations land, the center received BEST® certification by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada—a recognition of eco-friendly operations and infrastructure.
One of the more unique sustainable features the center installed consists of self-cleaning surfaces on door handles and other high-traffic touch points throughout the facility. These NanoSeptic® surfaces eliminate the need for chemicals or toxins for cleaning, reducing exposure to harmful products for employees and guests.
Produced by NanoTouch® Materials LLC of Forest, Va., the self-cleaning process combines a strong biostatic effect with oxidizing action that is more powerful than bleach. Because the method uses a catalyst that is molecularly bonded to the base material, nothing is released from the surface and into the environment. Easy-to-install NanoTouch Skins are available in standard sizes that include door push pads, door handle wraps and push bars. They can also be created in custom sizes to fit a specific application.