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I2SL’s New ‘Best Practices’ Guide for Energy Savings with Demand Based Control

The International Institute for Sustainable Labs recently published a peer-reviewed best practice guide on the benefits of using “demand-based control” (DBC). The guide reviews laboratory airflow drivers, the
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Laboratory Control Banding as a Standalone Measure…What the Data Reveals

We are constantly talking with customers about best practices in lab ventilation design. One topic that comes up with prospective customers is whether the practice of implementing Laboratory
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Diversity and Aircuity’s ROI Tool

Aircuity’s founder, Gordon Sharp, gives an overview of how to use the ROI tool to calculate system diversity/peak capacity requirements in a lab.
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Constant Volume Ventilation Is Not a Safe Choice

Recently a client was comparing Aircuity to a constant volume 6 air changes per hour (ACH) design for a new lab building. As we know from our 20
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Facts about Formaldehyde & Aircuity

We are sometimes asked if Aircuity senses Formaldehyde. While Aircuity does not sense it directly, TVOC’s can typically be used as a proxy for formaldehyde since it often
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COVID and Indoor Air Quality – Fighting Sensor “Drift” to Ensure Accurate Measurement

In our first installment in this series of posts, we introduced you to several of the complex challenges inherent with indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring. These challenges are
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Dual Channel Particle Counter – A Key to Combatting Viral Transmission Indoors

Aircuity has been creating healthy indoor environments for over 20 years. There are several parts of the system that are patented and unique. One of these is Aircuity’s
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Using the Lab ROI Tool to Calculate VAV Exhaust Fan Control Savings

Introduction: Aircuity’s Exhaust Fan Control approach operates the lab’s exhaust fans in a variable volume mode when the exhaust stream is “clean” but automatically switches them to a
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Webinar: Dr. Taylor – Building Interventions that Optimize Occupant Health

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Webinar: Deploying Aircuity – Planning and Designing Projects

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Why Do Labs Need Aircuity vs Discrete Sensing?

By: Gordon Sharp Laboratory environments that typically have life safety repercussions have unique requirements that preclude the use of discrete sensors and systems for demand based airflow control.
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Improving the Efficiency of Lab Ventilation Systems

According to the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, labs typically have 5 to 10 times the energy and carbon footprint of a comparatively sized office building — largely
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