The UltimateAir® News

Building Energy 2016 Expo and Conference

Posted on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

UltimateAir had the pleasure to exhibit for another year at NESEA’s annual Building Energy 16 conference in Boston, MA. This is truly one of our favorite events to attend and exhibit. Building Energy 16 focuses on bringing together the forefront of sustainable building practitioners and featured a number of excellent projects, technologies, and trade professionals.

The UltimateAir booth featured our new multi-family single unit ER80M ERV for the first time EVER! Naturally the new technology received much attention from attendees and our 2 man booth staff spent countless hours speaking about the new technologies many benefits.

We were happy to see numerous old friends such as industry revolutionary Adam Cohen, PHIUS executive director Katrin Klingenberg, green building maverick Steve Bluestone, as well as many more! The dedication and commitment of these individuals clearly defines what our industry is all about – it is truthfully an honor for UltimateAir to associate with such titans of sustainable construction. I believe that it speaks to NESEA’s continued commitment to attracting the greatest minds from around North America and UltimateAir is humbled to be considered a small piece of the puzzle.

In the end, we hope that we did not miss you at this year’s BE16 conference. If you happened to slip through the cracks -- please send us an email or stop by our booth in 2017!

Keep up the good fight NESEA; you are an inspiration to many.

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Tags: ERV, NESEA, Building Energy Conference, Passive House, Passive House Design, Ventilation, xEXPO

R&D at a Small United States Manufacturer

Posted on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

 

 

Being a relatively small specialty product manufacturer can often put restraints on an engineering staff’s ability to design, build, and ultimately manufacture new technologies. However, UltimateAir has never let these restraints hinder our drive to constantly invent groundbreaking equipment. Over our 20 year history we have proven time and again that small manufacturing is very much alive in North America! In 2014-2015 our engineering team, lead by ventilation expert Jason Morosko, has designed and prototyped 2 different innovative systems. We have exhausted resources and stretched thin budgets in order to constantly reach our goal of offering more efficient options to the high performance building market.

ER80M:

The ER80M Energy Recovery Ventilation system, like most technologies, was first derived in the often crazed heads of our engineering team. The required push to prototype stage came about when UltimateAir was nudged by a United States design/build firm who desperately requested this type of technology. The main idea was to build a highly efficient ERV system which could be affordable, small in size, and easily serviced – three attributes which rarely coincide with one another. The UltimateAir ER80M was finally prototyped in the early summer of this year. We are excited to reach full production in 2016 and ultimately offer the multifamily inspired product alongside our long running 200DX and 2000DX ERV lines.

Conditioning ERV:

As you can probably imagine; anything nicked named the “Magic Box” would present a number of design obstacles for the most steadfast of engineering teams. However, this does not prevent our staff from proceeding full heartedly with this idea. The Conditioning ERV unit, currently heading towards prototype/testing phase, was again industry driven and requested by a number of high performance builders in the United States. The idea behind this technology is to provide an “all in one” system which can actively heat, dehumidify, and ventilate a super insulated structure. By pairing a number of our current technologies alongside a hodgepodge of super efficient products, our engineering staff (with the help of many others!) is nearing a full prototype of our Conditioning ERV.

Overall, these new units will most likely neither make us rich nor famous; but that is never why we got into this business anyway….We look forward to bringing you new products and continuing our work as a United States high efficiency product manufacturer.

Shout Out:

A big thank you to all our partners in the High Performance building segment who continue to support UltimateAir’s efforts. Without your constant diligence in suggesting these types of products, we would never have the motivation to continue our work here. As I like to say at trade shows “UltimateAir’s staff is full of 90% activists and 10% businessmen” – we will not stop pursuing the dream of a more efficient United States and will continue to pioneer new technologies whenever humanly possible.

I urge you to continue your support of US manufacturers who function within the energy efficient construction segment. It is not a trouble-free existence operating in this small niche environment but I believe our efforts will continue to bring about the change our world desperately is searching for. To all of our customers past, present, and future; please continue to design, build, and engineer the types of innovative projects which have already paved our way to a more efficient tomorrow.

Thank You,

Luke Langhals

UltimateAir Inc.

Director of Business Development

[email protected]

 

 

Tags: ERV, Energy Recovery Ventilator, Ventilation, Recovery Ventilator, Research and Development

8th Annual North American Passive House Conference & Expo

Posted on Tue, Oct 29, 2013
PHIUS 2013 Jason & Guest

The UltimateAir team was very excited about attending the 8th annual PHIUS conference and expo. From the 16th through 19th of October, the frontrunners of the United States Passive House industry convened on Pittsburgh to share their knowledge, ideas, and desires for growth. Overall, the wealth of knowledge that is transferred at these yearly conferences is imperative to continued development of Passive House construction in the North American market.

PHIUS 2013 Luke booth

Passive House building is the world’s most extensive construction method. By utilizing highly technical building science – the Passive method reduces heat and cooling load by up to 90% over general homes built to “code.” One aspect of obtaining the Passive House standard involves highly efficient recovery ventilation. That is where the team at UltimateAir comes in! Our RecoupAerator ERV technology has been incorporated in dozens of Passive House projects across North America.

Overall, the annual PHIUS conference did not disappoint. We were able to speak with many of our great customers and learn about some amazing Passive House projects that are in the near future. The UltimateAir team is looking forward to this coming year and the continued growth of North America’s Passive House industry.

PHIUS 2013 Henry Arch board

The expo floor was littered with some great informational boards describing recent North American Passive House projects. Always helpful to see real life examples especially when they utilized our RecoupAerator ERV!

Tags: ERV, Passive House, recoupaerator, UltimateAir., Ventilation

Passive House Ventilation Webinar

Posted on Wed, Jul 17, 2013

On Thursday August 1st there will be an online webinar presentation put on by Dayton’s Passive House Alliance. UltimateAir’s very own Jason Morosko will be the panelist. The presentation will allow viewers to garner knowledge regarding the impact of air changes, cost of ventilation, and installation methods. We encourage any past and future UltimateAir customers to attend the online session through the following link (http://www.phaus.org/community-resources/national-events-calendar/national-events-calendar)

Passive House construction techniques have proven to reduce home heating and cooling demands by 90%. By using super insulated building techniques, planned window orientation, and energy recovery ventilation (of course!) buildings can adhere to the world's strictest and most effective building code. Any builder, architect, contractor, or homeowner wishing for more information should take advantage of this online webinar opportunity.

 

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Tags: ERV, Passive House, Ventilation, Recovery Ventilator