Aircuity Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month

Aircuity (, the indoor air quality company, today celebrated National Energy Awareness Month by recognizing the work done by Aircuity’s cutting-edge clients to reduce their energy impact in the laboratory, K-12 school, university and commercial office industries. By optimizing ventilation with Aircuity, these facilities are significantly reducing both their energy consumption and their carbon footprint, and have saved 76 Billion MBtus to date.

Aircuity reliably reduces energy use by 40-60% in labs and by 15-30% in other variable population buildings such as: office buildings, classrooms, libraries, casinos and arenas. According to the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, labs typically have 5 to 10 times the energy and carbon usage of a comparatively sized office building. In many cases, Aircuity is the highest energy conservation measure.

“We are excited to have helped clients reduce their CO2 emissions by 11 billion pounds, saving over 70 million MBtus,” said Dan Diehl, CEO at Aircuity. “National Energy Awareness Month is a perfect time to recognize our clients who are committed to reducing their energy consumption and making a significant impact on the environment. As the world thinks about utilizing more ventilation for healthy environments, it’s absolutely critical that we do this intelligently and in the most sustainable way. The global need for sustainable and efficient buildings is not going away and in many cases is more important than ever.”…Read More

Schools get smarter about ed-tech energy use


Schools are reducing their environmental impact—and saving money—by reducing the number of servers in their ed-tech departments.


Schools across the country are finding that investing in energy-efficient technology has an economic benefit as well as helping to save the environment.…Read More

Google gives $1M for research to slash data-center energy use

Google Inc. has awarded a two-year, $1 million research grant aimed at slashing energy usage in large internet data centers to a team of computer scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Rutgers University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Virginia, Rutgers reports. The company also might award an additional $500,000 for a third year subject to program review. The grant is part of $5.7 million that the company has awarded to 12 university projects in areas of key interest to the company and the computing research community. Energy efficiency is a key concern for internet companies, because data centers can consume large amounts of power. “Data centers have to be built to handle the highest anticipated demand,” said Ricardo Bianchini, a Rutgers computer science professor. “But most of the time, they are only running between 20 and 50 percent of capacity. Trouble is, the computer servers in these centers consume about the same amount of energy whether their workload is low or high.” The research team will explore ways to create low power modes in servers, allowing parts of the computer to be turned off while other parts remain accessible. The goal is to allow less active servers to move their processing loads to other servers and essentially go to sleep. But information on the sleeping servers’ memories must still be instantly accessible…

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