Reducing Energy In Our Built Environment Is A Vital Step To Net-Zero
Innovations to reduce energy demand and the amount of carbon in the atmosphere caused by our buildings and cities are proliferating around the world. Timelines for net-zero are accelerating in developed countries in 2021 with a goal of at least 50% cut by 2030.
For life science laboratories in many cases it is more economical and more sustainable to repurpose and retrofit an existing building rather than build new.
We offer a holistic, multi-discipline systems thinking approach to design and operation to the energy intensive nature of laboratory spaces. Our technical system is underpinned with Aircuity – a 20-year industry recognised leader in North America. Aircuity’s multiplexed air quality, room demand based system continuously optimizes ventilation rates and provides intelligent feedback to a wide variety of constituents.
Smart Labs – Sustainable, Safe
These spaces often require 100% outdoor air, with a full change over of internal air volume, up to 15 times per hour during normal operation.
A huge amount of air is expended by ventilation systems in heating, cooling, humidifying, dehumidifying, filtering, distributing, supplying and expelling air
The #1 Proven Energy and Carbon Reduction Strategy
Using a demand control ventilation strategy we can engineer Aircuity’s system to operate PC1 and 2 laboratories safely with just two air changes per hour for majority of time. It does this by scanning and rebalancing ventilation rates zone-by-zone using digital controls and venturi valves for greatest efficiency and effectiveness. Savings made in airflow reduce cooling and heating energy costs resulting in overall HVAC savings.
[98% of the time air quality is clean. It’s only a small amount of time that you actually need to increase airflow to purge the lab and keep it clean.]
Enhanced Occupational Health & Safety
Maintain safe ventilation and air quality while reducing energy. Accurate data-points of air quality and airflows from Aircuity,s web based dasboard are provided for different users and operators.
Keep Smart Labs Smart – Assurance Service
Viscon’s comprehensive maintenance coverage plan ensures the system will continue to run safely, effectively, and accurately for as long as it is in operation.
First Step to Implementation – Assessment
Energy Analysis and Return On Investment Tool
First used to evaluate energy & first cost impact of demand based control. Over last 5 years it has evolved into a general purpose lab energy savings & first cost impact analysis tool.
The tool is unique in its focus on ventilation, cooling and heating systems that dominate energy use in laboratories.
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