Client: Air-tight structure on Block Island, RI.


Challenge: The challenge was to provide fresh air throughout an air-tight, earthen-built structure toimprove breathing and comfort for occupants. The equipment used had to reliably withstand a variety of weather conditions, including extreme cold, high humidity, and salt-laden air.

Solution: The problem was solved with a BPE-XE-MIR 200 and two fans using less power than a 40-watt light bulb. This high-performance energy recovery component converted the structure into a net-zero energy building despite the salt-laden air of a marine environment. The efficient unit will supply outdoor air without requiring additional heating and cooling. A limited life-time warranty against corrosion is another plus in coping with the ventilation challenges of this Block Island structure off the coast of Rhode Island.


For more information on achieving healthy, sustainable, energy-efficient HVAC, call Haglid Engineering at 201.722.1233.

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