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More Cool Products from the AIA Convention

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 30, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified May 29, 2012

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions GreenSpec Insights Innovative energy-savings products from the AIA National Convention this month. The energy-saving Haiku ceiling fan in bamboo. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Big Ass Fans Last week, I wrote about a number of innovative window and glazing products I came across at the AIA Convention in Washington, DC earlier this month. Here are a few other products I came across with energy-saving features. Haiku fans from Big Ass Fans Despite the over-the-top company name, Big Ass Fans has been at the forefront of ceiling fan development for some years now. The company is known for it’s large, well, big-ass fans that are used in improving comfort in large commercial spaces—overhead fans that may have diameters of up to 24 feet. Now the company has introduced a line of smaller, residential-scale fans that work in homes. Before getting into the specifics of the Haiku fans, it needs to be pointed out that ceiling fans don’t actually cool a space (i.e., lower the temperature). What they do is make a space more comfortable by evaporating moisture from our skin. If you are normally comfortable in a space at 75°F, with a gentle breeze you can be comfortable at 80° or even 82°F. Not only do ceiling fans not lower the air temperature, they actually raise the temperature slightly—from the waste heat generated by the electric motor (so turn that fan off when you leave the room!). read more






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