We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Aircuity CO2+, our new solution for CO2 based DCV applications. Aircuity CO2+ offers a cost-effective and easier to implement solution for buildings where CO2 is the primary driver of ventilation requirements. Imagine almost two times (2X) the coverage per Sensor Suite at 20-30% lower cost as compared to today’s offering. This translates not only to significant first-cost savings, but also to a reduction of the on-going costs of maintaining the energy savings entitlement through OAS and Advisor services.
Better cost efficiency is achieved via new system components, which have been optimized specifically around CO2 sensing requirements, thus doubling the capacity of our system. Additionally, OptiNet® now incorporates pre-programmed DCV logic to support a wide range of applications, from DCV applications involving individual zones to that of large-scale multi-zone systems. Having this logic ‘built in’ helps to minimize the project’s dependency on the BAS vendor programming of a DCV sequence, thereby ensuring a better quality solution that’s easier and less costly to implement.
Included in this package are:
- Guidelines to help estimate a job
- Preliminary pricing
- Draft Product Data Sheets, Guide Spec and Sequence of Operations to include with submittals
- A draft of the Office Building DCV Applications Primer, which will be incorporated into the Engineering Guide Detailed pricing and specific layout recommendations will follow.
While the existing Aircuity solution for CO2 based DCV control has better long-term reliability and stability and lower life cycle costs than an approach using discrete sensors, our higher first cost sometimes discourages owners from choosing Aircuity. With Aircuity CO2+ owners will see a substantial improvement in both first and life cycle costs, resulting in a more competitive solution.
Aircuity CO2+ is more competitive: Using a solutions-based value pricing approach you can expect to achieve 20-30% cost savings on both first-cost and on-going services compared to our previous non-lab solution. This significant value improvement will make us more competitive in the larger, straight CO2 DCV market with a solution that is easier to implement.
Aircuity CO2+ provides increased coverage: Optimizing the layout and leveraging Alternating Limb™ sequencing can almost double the number of sensed locations per SST. In a highly optimized layout you can expect to support up to 60 Test Areas per SST. Greater density allows you to optimize ventilation across a larger footprint without adding another SST.
Aircuity CO2+ will deliver vastly improved performance: New application functionality provides the configurability and embedded logic to reset VAV boxes serving both individual spaces and multiple spaces while factoring in outside air fraction and reset of the outside air damper to achieve the most efficient ventilation scheme. The Primer provides details including a sequence of operations for the many different ways this powerful capability can be applied.
What does this mean for you?
Release to Spec means that the design and internal testing is complete, manufacturing processes are in place, and pilot production quantities have been built and verified. So why isn’t this a full “Sales Release”? We are completing field testing, evaluating the results of the installation, start-up and run-time performance, and making final adjustments to the tools, products and processes. Once complete AIRCUITY CO2+ will be confirmed as “Release to Ship”.
The goal of “Release to Spec” is to provide you the information you need to initiate the sales cycle as soon as possible so we can both realize revenue opportunities sooner. We plan to “Release to Ship” by Q4 of this year.
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