Abu Dhabi-Based Arzanah Medical Complex Meets Codes Thanks to Duct Sealing

The multi-billion dollar Arzanah medical complex in Abu Dhabi was nearing completion and stood ready to take its place as yet another shining example of the global leadership emanating from the United Arab Emirates. So it was with deep concern that engineers reviewed traverse readings taken from several of the structure’s HVAC risers that indicated leaks were robbing the facilities of half of the air traveling through the ductwork. Not only was this unacceptable from a building code perspective, […]
University of Miami (Florida) Uses Aeroseal

University of Miami (Florida) Meets Safety Codes Using Duct Sealing

The University of Miami’s Cox science building was undergoing partial renovation. After testing dozens of fume hoods located in laboratories throughout the four-story building, the school’s environmental health and safety group found that many of the hoods were not providing sufficient exhaust. The reason: leaks in the connecting ducts and ventilation shafts. Traditional duct sealing methods would have required a near demolition of the 50-year-old building. Instead, the duct sealing crew at AirMax Service Corporation used aeroseal duct sealing to […]

Pensacola Christian College Fixes Ventilation Problems with Duct Sealing

In the coastal town of Pensacola, Florida, the key to fighting humidity and excessive moisture is ensuring proper building ventilation. So when administrators at Pensacola Christian College decided to renovate Campus House, the college’s 3-story dormitory, they knew they needed to get proper exhaust levels from the 30 risers leading from the buildings’ various bathrooms up to the attic. As it turned out, leaks in the ductwork were making it impossible for the large attic fans to draw sufficient […]

Nemours Children’s Clinic Halts Spread of Airborne Infections with Duct Sealing

There had been so many retrofits and extensions added to the ventilation system at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida that engineers weren’t sure where their airflow problems were coming from. What they did know was that negative pressure and inadequate ventilation throughout the 30+-year-old building could support the spread of nosocomial infections. Their first steps in taking control of the situation was to seal the leaks in the exhaust shafts located on each floor and then seal the […]
Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes: 3,600 Energy Star® Certified Homes.

Fort Drum Army Base, Largest Energy Star Rated Community in New York

Lend Lease was on a mission: To get 3,600 new and existing homes in the Fort Drum Mountain Community ENERGY STAR® certified. To do so, they knew they had to reduce duct system leakage of each home from an average of 20-30% down to 5% or less. After several attempts with various methods of duct sealing, they found only one thing worked – Aeroseal. Today, the Fort Drum Mountain Community is the largest New York ENERGY STAR (NYSERDA) certified […]
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2018 DOE Energy Exchange Highlights, Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0, Beyond Obvious

After exhibiting at the 2018 DOE Energy Exchange conference in Cleveland, OH last week, we noticed some pretty cool news headlines regarding event highlights and the future of energy efficiency. Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0 One of the highlights was a web demo of the Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0 by Anmol Vanamali, Financing Strategies Director at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. The tool was created to help companies with investing in energy efficiency, and it’s divided into different categories (e.g. HVAC, […]
Correctional facility project with Aeroseal

Correctional Facility Energy Savings Achieves $7000/yr with Duct Sealing

When one of the industry’s most respected facility services providers was asked to make energy-efficient upgrades to a correctional facility (prison) in Pennsylvania, it had two key issues in mind. First, the services provider knew that the facility would be occupied during renovation, so limiting disruptions and health risks to the occupants was essential. Secondly, working as an ESCO, the company also knew it had to deliver on promised energy savings or face paying the difference out of its […]

Hilton in Saudi Arabia Saves Energy, Meets Codes with Duct Sealing

When it opens to the public in 2018, the Hilton Riyadh in Saudi Arabia will be one of the top 10 Hilton Hotel properties in the world. Construction began on the massive luxury hotel and residence project back in 2012. The two-building complex has 866 guest rooms as well as four restaurants, including a roof garden cafeteria, a business center, health club with an indoor swimming pool and a 1,750 seat ballroom. The total built up area for the […]

7 Construction Codes Support Tighter Air Ducts, More Rigorous Testing

Earlier this year, we published a blog post about various construction codes being updated with tighter duct leakage standards or more rigorous duct testing. We coined this phenomena, “2018: The Year of the Duct,” to encompass all the codes involved including ASHRAE, Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and many regional authorities such as the California Title 24. More recently, ACHR News echoed 2018 being the “Year of the Duct” highlighting the following codes with increased focus […]

DOE Pairs Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland

For 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bringing together Energy Exchange and the Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21-23, creating the largest DOE training, trade show, and peer event of the year. The combined Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit will give attendees more access to a broad range of technical training sessions, interactive panels and learning opportunities from public and private sector market leaders. More than 3,000 attendees from the federal, private, education, and state and local government […]