Aircuity Founder & Chairman’s First Patented Invention on Display in MIT Museum

Gordon Sharp’s Cascade Light is part of the year-long exhibit, 5000 Moving Parts

Aircuity, the smart airside efficiency company, announced today that Founder and Chairman, Gordon Sharp, was honored by having his first patented invention put on display at the MIT Museum. Gordon Sharp’s piece, called Cascade Light, is part of a year-long exhibit on kinetic art called 5000 Moving Parts.

Sharp first designed and invented Cascade Light for a Visual Design class when he was a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) School of Architecture. It is based on research that he observed in an MIT lab, using lightweight particles suspended in a rapidly moving stream of gas to clean smoke from industrial emissions. The unit on display in the museum is one of 1000 that were built to be sold commercially after patenting his invention over 30 years ago. His piece will be among the work of four professional artists while on display. The exhibition, 5000 Moving Parts, looks at the wide range of kinetic art, from work that’s concerned entirely with motion and unpredictability, to sculptures that engage with contemporary political topics, to work that brings ancient myth into contemporary life.

Gordon Sharp holds two degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT. Cascade Light was his first patent; he holds more than 25 patents to date.

About Aircuity
Aircuity is the smart airside efficiency company providing building owners with sustained energy savings through its intelligent measurement solutions. By combining real-time sensing and continuous analysis of indoor environments, the company has helped commercial, institutional and lab building owners lower operating costs, improve safety and become more energy efficient. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Newton, MA, Aircuity’s solutions have benefited organizations such as the University of Pennsylvania, Eli Lilly, North Carolina State University, LabCorp, the Bank of America Tower, Wake Forest University and the University of California-Irvine. For additional information on the company and its solutions, please visit: