Role of HVLS fans in disinfecting indoor air

Using an overhead high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan’s bi-directional airflow and elevated air speed is a powerful way to improve ventilation, thereby reducing the concentration of airborne pathogens through dilution. Occupant comfort can be assured in applications ranging from non-conditioned industrial spaces to commercial buildings.

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Carbon sequestration in cement enhances concrete construction

When the topic of buildings and carbon emissions come up, most people think of climate control, minimizing power usage, and sourcing renewable electricity—all of these are important ways to do better by the environment. Operations are the major source of sustained, long-term emissions, and the primary focus of Canada’s Climate Action Plan as it relates to the commercial building sector. However, there is an opportunity to improve the environmental impact of buildings from the ground up.

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Kinetic façade systems: Adding a dynamic element to building structures

Wind-driven kinetic façade systems add dynamic movement to building enclosures and wall systems. Responding to air currents, the flapper-panel design creates the look of rolling waves across the wall. Suitable for both small- and large-scale projects, popular applications include transit and parking facilities, cultural institutions, entertainment venues, and artistic installations.

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