Poor indoor air quality – 90% of our time is spent indoors where the air often contains 4-10 times the pollutants of outdoor air. Studies show that a green building can have a significant impact on occupants’ productivity and cognitive performance. Optimising ventilation enhances health and helps drive core business outcomes. Organisations are increasingly looking to healthy buildings to help attract and retain tenants, employees and students.
This solution was sourced in response to one of UKGBC’s past challenges on ‘Linking Building Occupancy to Energy Use’.
Aircuity offers sensing and control solutions that reduce building energy and operating expenses and improve indoor environmental quality. Aircuity optimises ventilation using a patented demand control technology which continually samples a variety of parameters in the air. It relays this to the central building management system to increase or decrease ventilation rates. When ventilation rates are reduced during times when the air is clean, significant energy savings are achieved. Data analytics on air quality and energy savings are continually available through Aircuity’s data platform- myaircuity.com.
By combining advanced real-time building sensing technology with continuous web-based building performance data acquisition and analysis, Aircuity has developed a building energy and indoor environment information platform that delivers cost-effective knowledge on ventilation performance. Continuous data analysis helps building owners and facility managers reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint while still maintaining a healthy indoor environment for occupants. The Aircuity system can be integrated with any existing Building management system/ LCS via BACnet or hardwired communications.
A typical one sensor suite job installed (25-35 rooms) would be approximately $80,000 – $100,000. An average ROI depending on energy costs would be 4-5 years. Aircuity quote that, for a typical one sensor suite installation (25-35 rooms), the average return on investment is 4-5 years (depending on energy costs).
Bristol Community College was the first net zero lab in the USA. Aircuity’s solution helped Bristol Community College achieve net zero while enhancing safety in the lab. Aircuity enabled the reduction of air change rates, optimised the amount of fresh air ventilation in the labs and enhanced the overall environment for staff and students. Aircuity is also in half a dozen net zero energy k-12 schools.