By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow
One of our newest sponsors, Aircuity, is a leading airside efficiency company that provides building owners with safe, smart, and efficient airside solutions for energy savings and improved indoor environmental quality. Their work includes commercial offices, K-12 Schools, healthcare buildings, higher education institutions, government buildings, public assemby buildings, and life science buildings. As a result of Aircuity's work, clients can enjoy reduced carbon emissions, healthier air, better learning environments, better tenant attraction and retention, and of course, more savings on the energy bill.
Last April, Aircuity received a $6.245 million investment in expansion capital. The new funds will support a five year expansion plan to accelerate growth into the rapidly expanding Airside Efficiency market. The demand for airside efficiency is high and one of the single best program measures clients can pursue. Typical results are in a 25% to 50% reduction in HVAC related energy costs, where best results are achieved in 100% outside air facilities and highly variable occupied spaces.
Aircuity recently worked with Creighton University, in Omaha Nebraska, to retrofit the university's Criss Health Science Complex. This is an important space as it provides teaching, laboratory, and associated facilities for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Health Professions. The main building was renovated in 2003 and the lab control valves that were installed at the time were starting to fail causing an already energy intensive space to use even more energy. In addition to a Phoenix Controls valve upgrade, Aircuity was also proposed by channel partner, Specialized Products, to help further reduce energy use in support of the university’s energy conservation policy.
Installing Aircuity optimized the air change rates in the space and provided energy savings and a better environment for occupants. In conjunction with the valve upgrade, Aircuity is helping Creighton University save approximately $196,200 annually that was verified by Optimized Systems of Omaha, Nebraska. Read more about the project here.
Read more about Aircuity in their blog.