The Smart Labs Project

Reducing energy in our buildings and cities is a vital step to net-zero

Solution Summary

Innovations to reduce energy demand and the amount of carbon in the atmosphere caused by our buildings and cities are proliferating. Timelines for net-zero are accelerating in 2021.

In many cases it is more economical and sustainable for owners to repurpose and retrofit an existing building rather than build new.

As a controls and automation solution provider, we offer a holistic, systems thinking approach to design and operation of laboratories underpined with technology from Aircuity – a 20-year industry leader in smart labortatories. Aircuity’s multiplexed demand based system continuously optimizes ventilation rates and provides intelligent data to a wide variety of constituents.

Smart Labs – Better Air, Better Outcomes

Critical indoor environments such as a bio-safety lab often require 100% per cent 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

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Drawdown By 50%

Aircuity’s system is equipped with indoor air quality sensors that can operate laboratories safely with just two air changes per hour on average. It does this by scanning and rebalancing ventilation zone-by-zone using digital controls with data stream for greatest efficiency and effectiveness.

[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.]

Indoor Air Quality Management System. Courtesy of Aircuity
Environmental Health & Safety

Save energy while maintaining strict safety standards for environmental quality. Accurate IAQ datapoints from Aircuity 24/7 is provided for different users and is an enabler for ongoing commissioning.

Operation and Maintenance Assurance Service

In association with Aircuity, Viscon’s comprehensive coverage plan ensures the system will continue to run safely, effectively, and accurately for as long as it is in operation—with no maintenance responsibility for the owner.

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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