Aircuity’s Nathan Palmer Receives Patriot Award from Department of Defense

Field Service Manager honored for extraordinary support of his employee who serves in the Army Reserve

Aircuity, the safe, smart and efficient airside solutions company, announced today that the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, has honored Aircuity’s Nathan Palmer with a Patriot Award. This award is given in recognition of Nathan’s extraordinary support of his employee, James Katz, who is currently serving in the Army Reserve.

According to Thomas Boyle, ESGR’s Massachusetts Chair, “The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publically recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve. Mr. Palmer was nominated for being highly supportive of the Reserve Service by his Reserve Component employee. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”

Aircuity is also a signatory of the ESGR Statement of Support, which pledges that the company fully recognizes, honors and enforces the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and appreciates the values, leadership and unique skills Service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to employ Guardsmen, Reservists, and Veterans.

“Aircuity is a proud participant in the Statement of Support Program and we are happy to support those, such as James enrolled in the Guard or Reserve”, said Aircuity president, Rob Brierley. “Nathan is a shining example of Aircuity’s commitment to those in the service.”

Aircuity provides solutions that enable commercial and institutional building owners to significantly reduce energy use without sacrificing the safety, comfort or productivity of occupants. Aircuity solutions can reduce energy use by 40-60% in laboratories with a typical payback of less than two years and deliver a 20-30% reduction in energy use in offices, public facilities and other variable occupant spaces with a payback of 3-5 years. Aircuity’s OptiNet® system continuously monitors a facility’s indoor environment and adjusts the ventilation based on conditions within the space, increasing ventilation if there are more occupants or if airborne contaminants are present and decreasing ventilation when there are fewer occupants, or the air is clean. Aircuity Advisor™ Services analyzes the data collected by the OptiNet system to provide insight about the building’s airside performance, helping facility managers maintain energy savings while helping EH&S personnel monitor lab indoor air quality.

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:

About the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions within America’s boarders and beyond, ESGR will continue to be the resource for the employers of citizen warriors. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws and resolves conflict between employers and service members. More information about ESGR Employer Outreach and volunteer opportunities is available at