Aircuity Monitor: February 2017 Newsletter

Today’s blog post comes from Aircuity’s monthly newsletter, Aircuity Monitor. In this issue of the newsletter, you’ll learn about how Aircuity cut energy use at Northwestern in the battle of the buildings. You’ll also learn more about the Better Buildings Initiative expansion to increase the efficiency of U.S. Laboratories…


Northwestern Cuts Energy Use in the Battle of the Buildings

From September 1 through November 30, 2016, Northwestern competed in the U.S. EPA ENERGSTAR’s Battle of the Buildings, a national competition to reduce energy use in buildings. The top performer among the University’s competing buildings was the Tarry Research and Education Building. Over the course of the competition, the building saved more than 228,000 kWh of electricity.

In addition to the lab building occupants’ behavior, Aircuity is consistently helping to drive down energy use in Tarry Research and two other buildings on campus:

“Facilities Management installed an Aircuity system in Cook Hall, Technological Institute, and the Tarry Research and Education Building. Aircuity is made up of a network of air sampling stations that deliver air to a centralized sensor suite that monitors levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, airborne particulates, relative humidity, and volatile organic chemicals. Aircuity then adjusts ventilation rates as needed to maintain air quality. The system will save energy because the ventilation system doesn’t have to run more than necessary.” Read more on Northwestern’s Blog…


Better Buildings Initiative Expanding to Increase Efficiency of U.S. Laboratories

This past fall the DOE announced its new Smart Labs Accelerator through which they will work with universities, federal agencies, national laboratories, hospitals, and corporations to advance strategies that rapidly improve energy efficiency in laboratory buildings. As part of the program’s goals, Accelerator partners will set a target to improve energy efficiency across their portfolio of laboratory buildings by at least 20% in ten years or less.

We have helped hundreds of our clients cut their lab HVAC energy use in half, address deferred maintenance and in some cases perform significant infrastructure improvements; while leveraging utility incentive programs. This “triple play” yields excellent ROIs and measurably better environments. Adopting Aircuity as your Smart Labs platform can help you meet and exceed your Better Buildings Smart Lab goals.

Aircuity’s customer, University of California, Irvine, created their own Smart Labs Program through which they reduced energy use by 61% across 13 buildings and were recognized by the DOE for exceeding their Better Buildings Challenge goals ahead of time. The DOE offers an implementation model on their website to help others build an integrated smart labs program and achieve similar results. Read Full DOE Smart Labs Accelerator Press Release…


Aircuity Events

Want to learn more about the Aircuity platform and what Aircuity 2.0 can do for your organization? Visit them at an upcoming conference!


Rep Show: Flow Tech Show, booth 409

Philadelphia, PA

March 22-23, 2017

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Baltimore, MD

March 26-28, 2017

Higher Education Facilities Forum

Palm Springs, CA

April 2-4, 2017


Minneapolis, MN

July 29-August 1, 2017

For more information about Aircuity, or their monthly newsletter please contact us today. You can always seek more information on our website and social media channels: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube!

Nichole Petersen

Director of Marketing at Flow Tech, Inc.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and training, maintaining our digital presence and recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and son Roman. She enjoys hosting parties, cooking and lounging on the beach.
Nichole Petersen

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