DELTA, BC, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - ATI AirTest Technologies (TSXV:AAT) announced
today that its proprietary carbon monoxide (CO) sensor-based garage
ventilation system achieved a 93.9% kilowatt hour (kWh) savings and
95.7% reduction in peak kilowatt (kW) demand at a 220-car parking
garage in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. Engineers
for the regional utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), verified the
Nagle Energy Solutions (NES), a leading green-technology consulting,
sales and installation company, sold, designed and installed the system
at 600 California Street, which is owned and operated by Boston-based
Beacon Capital Partners.
"The combination of AirTest's innovative technology and Nagle Energy
Solutions' ventilation strategy and project design, including accurate
power-consumption measurements and detailed calculation methodologies,
is exceptional," said Alfred Scaramelli, Senior Vice President for
Beacon Capital Partners. "They delivered exceptional energy savings."
The CO sensor-based, demand control ventilation (DCV) system 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 95% - than traditional "on/off" sensor based
ventilation control systems while better ensuring the health and safety
of building occupants and visitors by providing continuous ventilation.
The 600 California Street garage is ventilated by five (5) exhaust fans
totaling 130 horsepower (HP). Combined, the garage fans consumed
241,655-kilowatt hours (kWh) and 91.62 peak kilowatts (kW) per year at
an annual cost of $25,100. Post-installation data logging by PG&E
engineers showed AirTest's smart-control logic and the NES ventilation
design achieved an annual energy savings amounting to 226,899 kWh and
87.7 kW in demand reduction. That represents a 93.9% reduction in kWh
consumption and a 95.7% decrease in peak kW demand when operated on the
recommended time schedule. According to George Graham, President of
AirTest, "These types of savings are typical of what we can achieve
with the AirTest approach to garage ventilation control".
Upon verifying the energy savings, PG&E issued a $21,500 rebate to 600
California Street property management. The garage DCV system will pay
for itself in just 22 months, and Beacon Capital Partners' annual
cost(s) to ventilate its garage will drop by $23,600 - a 94% decrease.
About AirTest: 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 buildings market.
About NES: 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 and governmental property operating
efficiencies and, as a result, generate sizable energy savings. In
particular, NES sells/installs AirTest's carbon monoxide (CO) and
carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor systems, each of which significantly reduce
energy costs. NES extends its sales, service and installation
capabilities to all major 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 harbours 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.
SOURCE AirTest Technologies Inc.
For further information:
George Graham, President
Phone: (604) 517-3888
Frank Nagle, Principal
Nagle Energy Solutions
Phone: (650) 854-1992