ATI Airtest Technologies Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Green Olympic Housing Project Uses AirTest For Garage Control
DELTA, BC, August 19, 2009 –- AirTest Technologies (TSXV: AAT) is pleased to announce its LonWorks® communicating carbon monoxide and combustible
sensor/transmitters have been incorporated into the enclosed parking garages that are part of the new Olympic Village Development that will house
athletes for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. This project is a sustainable neighborhood of LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum
buildings that will be home to over 2,700 athletes. After the Olympics, the village will be home to over 10,000 residents.
By the time the property is handed over to the Vancouver Organizing Committee this fall a total of 240 AirTest carbon monoxide model TR2000-Lon and
TR5200-Lon combustible sensors will be installed in seven large garages underneath the housing complex. These sensors will be used to modulate the amount
of ventilation in the garage based on actual vehicle activity as measured by exhaust fumes. AirTest has found that the cost of operating ventilation fans
in parking garages can be reduced by 80 to 90% by using this type of sensor-based demand controlled ventilation approach versus operating fans continuously.
The garage system was designed and installed by Olympic Controls Inc. of Vancouver who integrated the sensors with a Johnson Controls Facility Explorer
System to control Danfoss Variable Speed Drives to modulate ventilation fan speed. According to Dan McKay, Control Division Manager and Partner of Olympic
Controls, “The reason we selected AirTest for this high profile project was because their LonWorks® networkable sensor offered tremendous design flexibility that
we could not get with other sensors. We also have come to rely on and appreciate the high level of customer support they provide.”
Many control companies and building designers are insisting on networkable sensors like the LonWorks® communicating sensors that AirTest offers.
According to George Graham, president of AirTest, “ We have found that we are getting more and more requests for networkable sensors in new and retrofit
projects. The Lonworks version of our sensor allows for a completely open communication protocol that can be used with almost any control system. We also
find that total installation costs can be up to 20% less with a networked sensor versus a traditionally wired system.”
About AirTest: AirTest Technologies (www.airtesttechnologies.com) is a Green-Tech
company specializing in sensors that improve commercial building operating efficiency and at the same time create energy savings. These sensors are all based
on technical innovations developed in the last ten years, and comprise a growing second wave of energy saving technologies that will make a significant
contribution to the Sustainable Buildings Program. AirTest offers its products to leading-edge building owners, contractors and energy service companies
targeting the buildings market. AirTest also provides energy cost reduction solutions to building equipment and controls manufacturers who incorporate
AirTest sensor components in their products.
About Olympic Controls Inc: Olympic Controls Inc is a North Vancouver building controls company that provides control design and installation services
to commercial, institutional and industrial projects throughout North America. (www.olympiccontrols.com)
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For further information, please contact:
Mr. George Graham, President
Phone: (604) 517 3888
Fax: (604) 517 3900
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