Aircuity  Monitor: January 2016

Creighton University

Energy Savings While Enhancing the Lab Environment


Airside Efficiency: A measurably better environment in the Criss Health Science Complex

The Criss Health Science Complex on Creighton University's campus is an important space as it provides teaching, laboratory, and associated facilities for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Health Professions. The main building was renovated in 2003 and the lab control valves that were installed at the time were starting to fail causing an already energy intensive space to use even more energy. In addition to a Phoenix Controls valve upgrade, Aircuity was also proposed by channel partner, Specialized Products, to help further reduce energy use in support of the university’s energy conservation policy.

Installing Aircuity optimized the air change rates in the space and provided energy savings and a better environment for occupants. In conjunction with the valve upgrade, Aircuity is helping Creighton University save approximately $196,200 annually that was verified by Optimized Systems of Omaha, Nebraska.

                “The Aircuity system gives us the tools we need to optimize energy efficiency without compromising indoor environmental quality," said Rick Kmiecik, President of Optimized Systems. "I can honestly say I am a believer in the system and what it provides to engineers that believe in energy efficiency but will not sacrifice air quality and most importantly safety.” 

Aircuity is also creating a healthier and safer environment for occupants in the lab and helping the university’s Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) department track conditions that can identify lab practices that need review. “Based on the success of the Criss Complex project Creighton University is now assessing other campus facilities for retrofit opportunities, which would also include Aircuity”, stated Tim Norton, assistant vice president of facilities management and planning, at Creighton.


Welcome New Aircuity Customers!

We are excited to be implementing airside efficiency at these new customer facilities:

  • Beijing Yin Ke Private Club
  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • California State University - Fullerton
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Lincoln Financial
  • Manor ISD
  • North Central College - IL
  • Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Washington - Seattle
  • Weizmann Institute



SIUE New Wet Sciences Building

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville is home to the New Science Building designed by Hastings+Chivetta. With Aircuity as one of the energy conservation measures, the design allowed for reduced energy use, the building to be connected to the campus chilled water system without over taxing it and much needed research and teaching space. 


2016 Aircuity Events

We hope you can join us at one of these upcoming conferences:

GLOBALCON Conference & Expo, March 9-10, Boston, MA

Higher Ed Facilities Forum, April 3-5, Hollywood, FL

Tradeline: Research Facilities, May 2-3, Boston, MA


2016 I2SL Annual Conference

The 2016 Call for Presenters is now open. If you can share new or innovative information related to cutting-edge sustainable technologies, share lessons learned from projects, or provide an owner or user’s perspective, I2SL wants to hear from you. A list of suggested topics is available on I2SL’s website. Abstracts are due Friday, March 18. Submit your abstract today!