Green Olympic Housing Project Uses AirTest For Garage Ventilation Control

    DELTA, BC, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - AirTest Technologies (TSXV: AAT) is pleased to
announce its LonWorks(R) communicating carbon monoxide and combustible
sensor/transmitters have been incorporated into the enclosed parking garages
that are part of the new Olympic Village Development that will house athletes
for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. This project is a
sustainable neighborhood of LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum buildings that will
be home to over 2,700 athletes. After the Olympics, the village will be home
to over 10,000 residents.
    By the time the property is handed over to the Vancouver Organizing
Committee this fall a total of 240 AirTest carbon monoxide model TR2000-Lon
and TR5200-Lon combustible sensors will be installed in seven large garages
underneath the housing complex. These sensors will be used to modulate the
amount of ventilation in the garage based on actual vehicle activity as
measured by exhaust fumes. AirTest has found that the cost of operating
ventilation fans in parking garages can be reduced by 80 to 90% by using this
type of sensor-based demand controlled ventilation approach versus operating
fans continuously.
    The garage system was designed and installed by Olympic Controls Inc. of
Vancouver who integrated the sensors with a Johnson Controls Facility Explorer
System to control Danfoss Variable Speed Drives to modulate ventilation fan
speed. According to Dan McKay, Control Division Manager and Partner of Olympic
Controls, "The reason we selected AirTest for this high profile project was
because their LonWorks(R) networkable sensor offered tremendous design
flexibility that we could not get with other sensors. We also have come to
rely on and appreciate the high level of customer support they provide."
    Many control companies and building designers are insisting on
networkable sensors like the LonWorks(R) communicating sensors that AirTest
offers. According to George Graham, president of AirTest, "We have found that
we are getting more and more requests for networkable sensors in new and
retrofit projects. The LonWorks version of our sensor allows for a completely
open communication protocol that can be used with almost any control system.
We also find that total installation costs can be up to 20% less with a
networked sensor versus a traditionally wired system."

    About AirTest: AirTest Technologies ( is a
Green-Tech company specializing in sensors that improve commercial building
operating efficiency and at the same time create energy savings. These sensors
are all based on technical innovations developed in the last ten years, and
comprise a growing second wave of energy saving technologies that will make a
significant contribution to the Sustainable Buildings Program. AirTest offers
its products to leading-edge building owners, contractors and energy service
companies targeting the buildings market. AirTest also provides energy cost
reduction solutions to building equipment and controls manufacturers who
incorporate AirTest sensor components in their products.

    About Olympic Controls Inc: Olympic Controls Inc is a North Vancouver
building controls company that provides control design and installation
services to commercial, institutional and industrial projects throughout
British Columbia. (

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For further information:

For further information: Mr. George Graham, President, Phone: (604)
517-3888, Fax: (604) 517-3900, Email:,

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