Aircuity's system can be deployed in many different applications to save energy, reduce carbon emissions, and improve IEQ.
Aircuity's system delivers smart, airside performance solutions that make commercial buildings more energy efficient without sacrificing occupant safety, comfort or productivity. Our centralized suite of sensors can be configured for a wide range of applications across many different types of buildings.
Demand Control Ventilation
An Aircuity system is the superior solution for demand control ventilation (DCV) applications. Our centralized suite of sensors reduces the total number of CO2 sensors required, significantly reducing life cycle costs while improving system accuracy and energy efficiency. In addition to CO2 sensing, the system can measure particulates and TVOC’s to control ventilation based on overall IEQ—providing a unique “Healthy DCV” solution.
Laboratory environments consume significant amounts of energy, typically exchanging air at 8-10 times an hour with 100% outside air. Utilizing the Aircuity system, critical environment areas can be continuously monitored for CO2, TVOC’s, and particulates and ventilation rates can be adjusted according to actual needs of the environment. This approach addresses both safety and energy efficiency by providing more ventilation when needed, while saving significant energy when the air is clean. Aircuity’s lab DCV solution has a typical ROI of 2 years or less!
Exhaust Fan Application
Often exhaust systems account for more than 20% of a laboratory facility’s HVAC energy costs. High exhaust fan velocities are commonly maintained in excess of the levels necessary for all but extreme conditions, resulting in wasted energy. Laboratory facilities can achieve substantial savings through implementing demand based control of exhaust fans. The Aircuity system monitors contaminants within the exhaust plenum and compares the measurements against predetermined thresholds. If these levels are exceeded, the fan system is triggered, providing a higher stack velocity. During times when the exhaust stream is determined to be clean, stack velocity is reduced to a predetermined value that yields a lower dilution level, but at a value that is sufficient for the majority of the chemicals used in the building.
Aircuity provides the capability to graph exhaust fan TVOC’s and high/low fan speeds, which enables building owners to monitor fan power and compare kilowatt hours used.
The demand based control of a lab facility’s exhaust fan is an important complement to Aircuity’s lab DCV solution. Combining both applications results in a comprehensive energy reduction while providing a healthy and safe environment for occupants.
The unique, patented architecture of the Aircuity system allows for significantly improved economizer control. While other sensors must be exposed to outside elements in order to measure outside air and humidity levels, Aircuity’s solution brings the outside air to sensors centrally located indoors. This allows us to utilize higher quality relative humidity sensors that can be routinely calibrated for superior performance.
LEED® / EPA Certification
Building owners that wish to certify their buildings under LEED or EPA guidelines will discover that the Aircuity solution can provide energy efficiency points, IEQ points, and innovation points.
Aircuity’s system can be configured to accurately measure and report on a number of critical indoor environmental parameters. For facility managers that need to verify tightly controlled environments (humidity levels, particulate levels, etc.), it is the solution to deploy!
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