Today’s blog post comes from Aircuity’s monthly newsletter, Aircuity Monitor. Since it was from October, and we’re a little late on posting it, let’s just call it a Throw Back Thursday, #TBT post. In this issue of the newsletter you’ll learn about how Aircuity can help your lab reach the DOE’s Better Building Accelerator for smart labs. You’ll also hear about a successful brief from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology…
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Masdar City is a clean‐technology cluster located in a sustainable city. This special economic zone in Abu Dhabi seeks to become a global center for innovation, research, product development and light manufacturing in the fields of renewable energy and sustainable technologies.
Masdar Institute, which is located in Masdar City, is the Middle East’s first graduate research institution dedicated to alternative energy, environmental technologies, and sustainability. Aircuity is helping to implement centralized Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) in the university’s classrooms, conference rooms and library areas to vary outside air ventilation based on sensing occupancy and indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Additionally, Masdar Institute is using Aircuity technology to implement lab DCV in labs on campus. The air in the laboratory areas is continuously monitored and the amount of outside air being brought into the lab is adjusted accordingly, providing a safe lab environment while significantly improving energy efficiency. As a result of implementing Aircuity’s DCV solutions, Masdar Institute saves an estimated 55% annually of the total HVAC energy consumption of the affected lab and non‐lab areas. View Aircuity success briefs, case studies and more!
The Newly Launched DOE Better Buildings Accelerator: Smart Labs. Aircuity can help meet these goals and beyond.
The DOE recently 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.
Aircuity is excited about this initiative because of our demonstrated success in helping our clients achieve these targets in significantly less time. We have helped hundreds of our clients cut their 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.
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. DOE Model: Developing an Integrated Smart Labs Program.
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