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Airtest's Unique Garage System Delivers Impressive Energy Savings - Again!
kWh Consumption and Peak kW Demand Reduced By 97% in San Mateo, CA, Garage
Delta, British Columbia CANADA, January 03, 2013 /FSC/ - AirTest Technologies
Inc. (AAT - TSX Venture), announced today its innovative, sensor-based,
demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) system has reduced by 97% the energy
consumed by a garage ventilation system in a San Mateo, CA, high-rise office
building. In so doing, the AirTest system lowered the property's garage
ventilation costs from $19,300 a year to just $580 - or to $2 a day.
Engineers for the regional public utility verified the savings, noting the
AirTest system shaved 12% off the entire property's electric bill.
Nagle Energy Solutions (NES), a leading green-technology consulting and
installation company (and AirTest distributor), project designed and managed the
installation of the AirTest system. Post-installation measurements by NES
confirm annual energy savings provided by the AirTest system amount to 110,100
kWh and reduced peak energy consumption by 35.20 kW - all while running the
property's garage fans continuously during the office building's business hours.
The system will pay for itself in just 27 months.
"It's not every day that retrofitting such an important - and sizeable -
building operation system produces a 97% energy savings, short of shutting if
off entirely," said AirTest President George Graham. "Our recent sensor based
garage ventilation projects with NES demonstrate our ability to consistently
maximize energy savings while ensuring the health and safety of building
occupants. This further validates our leadership position in enclosed parking
AirTest and NES are making a habit of achieving noteworthy energy saving
results. The string of successes for AirTest and NES includes:
* The installation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco
reduced energy costs in their commercial garage by 95.7%. Prior to the
installation of the new AirTest DCV system, the garage represented 10% of their
total annual operating budget and post retrofit this percentage dropped to less
than 0.5% of the annual budget.
* Achieving a 94% kWh savings and a 96% peak demand reduction after quadrupling
the fan runtimes of a San Francisco office-building garage ventilation system
powered by 130 horsepower; and
* Reducing the kWh consumption of a commercial garage on Nob Hill in San
Francisco by 93% while cutting peak kW demand by 95%.
The San Mateo property is a six-story office building with a 100,000-plus
square-foot, below-grade parking garage. The garage ventilation system consists
of four (4) exhaust fans totaling 40 horsepower (HP), which prior to installing
the Air Test system, property management ran 14 hours a day, five (5) days a
week. Post installation, garage fan runtimes were set to run on a 12/5 basis.
AirTest's DCV system for garages utilizes a proprietary, smart-control logic
that detects and measures vehicle fumes in the garage space and then modulates
fan speeds to prevent CO levels from exceeding 10 parts per million (ppm) for
extended periods of time. This enables it to consistently achieve greater
energy savings - up to and beyond 95% - while ensuring the health and safety of
building occupants and visitors by providing continuous ventilation.
AirTest Technologies, Inc. (www.airtest.com) is a Green-Tech company
specializing in sensors that improve commercial building operating efficiency
and, at the same time, generate energy savings. These sensors are all based on
technical innovations developed in the last 10-plus years and comprise a growing
second wave of energy saving technologies that make a significant contribution
to the sustainability of buildings. AirTest offers its products to leading-edge
building owners, contractors and energy service companies targeting the
About Nagle Energy Solutions:
Based in Menlo Park, CA, Nagle Energy Solutions (www.nagle-energy.com) is a
green technology consulting, distribution and installation company providing
expert strategies and superior technologies designed to dramatically improve
commercial property operating efficiencies and, as a result, generate sizable
energy savings. NES sells and installs AirTest's carbon monoxide (CO) and
carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor systems, each of which significantly reduce energy
costs, and while its primary focus is on the Northern California market, NES has
extended its sales and service capabilities to some other U.S. markets.
Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in
this press release other than historical facts are "forward looking statements".
The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe
harbors created thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties
and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ
materially from the expected results.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. George Graham, President
Phone: (604) 517 3888
Frank Nagle, Principal
Nagle Energy Solutions
Phone: (650) 854 1992
The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or
accuracy of this release.
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Source: AirTest Technologies Inc. (TSXV: AAT) http://www.airtest.com
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