Victoria, Vancouver Island/Coast

Origen Air

Victoria, Vancouver Island/Coast


Origen Air is a smart, living air purification company filtering pollutants, bacteria, and viruses from indoor air using genetically enhanced plants, UV-C lights, and probiotics to help businesses that care about their most valuable asset - their people. Our freestanding unit, the Sentinel, has an interactive display showcasing our client's commitment to health and safety, earning advertising revenue, and creating brand trust.


11 Employees

In Business Since 2019

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Origen Air has been nominated in the following categories:

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Best Community Impact


What motivated you to start your business and what core cause do you support?

Indoor air pollution is a frightening and commonly ignored threat to human health and wellness. It costs North Americans $17B per year in healthcare and absenteeism, and causes lung disease, heart attack, cancer and mental health issues. I am a former attorney of 14 years where prolonged exposure to poor indoor air caused my physical health to suffer. Having recently lost my Dad to early on-set dementia, I am acutely aware of the invisible health threats stemming from indoor air pollution. At Origen, we create air purifiers that are alive! We use genetically enhanced plants and UV-C light to eat toxins and kill viruses. Our mission to create air purifiers that are the most sustainable, effective and more forward-thinking in the industry, and to raise awareness about the dangerous airborne toxins that we breathe in every day. The ongoing pandemic has heightened the need to work diligently to protect against airborne dangers. With concerns over indoor air quality growing each day, we help businesses that care about their most valuable asset—their people.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Community Impact award?

Origen Air seeks to lead the charge on a new era of pollution removal. As smog levels rise and climate change threats grow each day, we hope to play a role in mitigating the rise in carbon emissions and preserving human health. It’s a simple equation: the more of our devices are built and installed, the less overall air pollution is in the atmosphere. Today, there is no other product on the market that uses genetically enhanced golden pothos ivy to remove pollution. We believe that the way for a brighter and healthier future is through the fusion of nature and technology.

Best Innovation


What motivated you to start your business, what challenges did you overcome?

Indoor air pollution is a frightening and commonly ignored threat to human health and wellness. It costs North Americans $17B per year in healthcare and absenteeism, and causes lung disease, heart attack, cancer and mental health issues. I am a former attorney of 14 years where prolonged exposure to poor indoor air caused my physical health to suffer. Having recently lost my Dad to early on-set dementia, I am acutely aware of the invisible health threats stemming from indoor air pollution. At Origen, we create air purifiers that are alive! We use genetically enhanced plants and UV-C light to eat toxins and sterilize viruses. Our mission to create air purifiers that are the most sustainable, effective and more forward-thinking in the industry, and to raise awareness about the dangerous airborne toxins that we breathe in every day. The ongoing pandemic has heightened the need to work diligently to protect against airborne dangers. With concerns over indoor air quality growing each day, we help businesses that care about their most valuable asset—their people.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Innovation award?

Origen Air is revolutionizing the air purification industry by fusing nature, biology and technology. We are the only air purification company that uses genetically engineered golden pothos ivy as a primary biofilter to remove airborne toxins. Tradition air purifiers are made of plastic, require extensive energy usage, and only store pollution to be disposed of later. Our Sentinel device uses plants to metabolize toxins which removes them completely, and actually works to significantly reduce a building’s heating and cooling emissions. Origen Air is committed to increasing public awareness of airborne threats and working to solve them for the sake of human health and environmental preservation. If we can meet our goals, we will single handedly reduce emissions by 40%–enough to meet the Canadian Paris Accord Goals.

Premier's People's Choice


Origen Air is pioneering a new generation of air purification that sits at the intersection of nature, technology and biosciences. Origen Air’s Sentinel is the world’s first air purifier that uses genetically engineered plants that metabolizes toxins, UV-C light sterilization that removes all viruses and bacteria, and probiotics that restore a healthy micro-biome. The short term effects of indoor air pollution include itchy eyes, a sore throat, and irritated skin. The long term effects are much more frightening, including heart attack, lung disease, cancer, stroke and mental deterioration. As the Covid-19 pandemic ravishes our world, we are desperately in need of creative and innovative ways to get back to normal life. Our device has the ability to eliminate Covid-19 in one pass, making our public places safer for all. The Sentinel will allow your employers to invest in your ability to breathe cleaner air, which translates into a significant drop in absenteeism and illness. At Origen Air, we are committed to improving the health and wellness of all people and our planet.

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