Michigan State University migrates to next gen platform to control lab HVAC

Published: 12-Jan-2018

Aircuity 2.0 immediately provided insight for the University's Industrial Hygiene Department  

Aircuity, creator of better lab environments through demand based control of HVAC, has migrated Michigan State University from the original demand based control platform to the next generation – Aircuity 2.0.

The 2.0 “out-of-the box” Aircuity web app provides data that is beneficial for a variety of users at an institution, including energy saved and occupant protection provided.

To date, two of the nine systems installed on campus have been migrated with the remaining seven scheduled to be completed. MSU has already used the next generation web app for insight into the operation of their labs.

The analytics present the data in a way that is easy to understand and navigate. At MSU David Erickson, Senior Industrial Hygienist, began using the Aircuity web app to monitor spaces as soon as the first 2.0 conversions were complete. Soon after it helped him to identify an event that took place in a procedure room.

“I logged into the web app, and noticed a CO2 event, then investigated it further using the graphing and exporting feature.” said Erickson, adding, “Within the data I could see Aircuity sensing the elevated level of CO2 and responding by increasing the amount of outside air flowing into the room, which provided added occupant protection. I contacted the building manager and we identified the source. I use Aircuity as a way to see what occupants are doing in the lab areas and 2.0 allows me to see the data in a clean and user-friendly fashion.”

MSU will receive several additional benefits as a result of the conversion, including upgrades to the physical Aircuity system, enhanced cyber security, automated software updates and an expandable platform that allows for growth and customisation throughout the life cycle of MSU’s Aircuity installations.

Since its launch in 2000, Aircuity has been the leading solution for demand control ventilation and IEQ. The company has over 700 installations in 17 countries with higher education customers such as University of California, Irvine, University of Cambridge, University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University.

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