Monthly Archives: June 2015

Air Flow Control 101

Air Flow Control



There are many factors that go into the energy consumption of buildings. Take for example indoor spaces that demand a lot of extra airflow – think research labs, wet chemistry labs, and hospital operating and procedure rooms – the excess energy costs can quickly add up.

Breaking it down, the current price to move one cubic foot per minute (CFM) of air in a 100 percent exhaust system runs approximately $5 to $8 annually, and that’s depending on the region of the country.  Wasting just 10,000 CFM can mean as much as $80,000 plus utility costs.

That’s why it’s important to invest in the correct control system specific to the building taking account for all the factors such as; outdoor climate, the foundation of the building, the building technology, the builds energy technology, the operation and maintenance of the building, the quality of the interior room and the use of the building.  By choosing the most efficient airflow control system for your facility, your payback period will be shorter and you’ll maintain those savings for the life of the system.

Here are a few ways you can create efficiencies for your Winnipeg buildings. Continue reading

Technology for your Building Control Systems


Motion sensors are great energy saving accessories for your building control systems.  They allow you to detect the presence of people in your facility, and make adjustments to your systems to ensure the comfort and safety of the building’s occupants.

Motion detectors can be used to as part of your automation processes such as controlling your heating and air conditioning levels in unoccupied spaces, which will help lower costs and reduce environmental impact. Continue reading