Berner Awarded for Design Excellence
Berner worked with architects to design aesthetically pleasing air curtains and gave them something not only beautiful, but quiet and high performing for their spaces. Created with contractors in mind…
Pass-Thru 6 Air Curtain
When the window is open
- For pass-thru windows, concession stands, and indoor/outdoor bar counters
- Meets food service standards and health department requirements for flying insect control
- Simple to install, operate, and maintain
- UL Outdoor Certified (ambient air curtains)
- Made in U.S.A.
ASHRAE 90.1-2019 allows air curtains
ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 joins other building codes allowing Air Curtains as Vestibule Substitutes.
AMCA certified air curtains were approved June 25, 2019 as alternatives to vestibules on most commercial building entries in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low Rise Residential Buildings.”
What are the benefits of an air curtain?
- Energy savings
- Occupant comfort and customer experience
- Better indoor air quality (IAQ)
- Food safety
- An integrated pest management (IPM) plan
- Sustainability and Green Building goals
- Reduced touch points
- Employee well-being
Do air curtains really work?
Yes! Air curtains, a.k.a. air doors or fly fans, properly selected, installed and operated really do work to create a barrier out of air across an opening. So much so, that ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) building code allows AMCA certified air curtains as alternatives to vestibules.
Are air curtains effective?
Energy Conservation & Comfort: Research shows that properly selected, installed and operated air curtains are +/- 80% effective at keeping warm air on one side and cold air on the other when the door is open.
Flying Insect Control: Research with the USDA shows that air curtains are effective at preventing flying insects from passing through the air stream formed across the opening.
How Do Air Curtains Work?
When the door is open, Berner air curtains & air doors form a barrier out of air that:
- Keeps warm air on one side and cold air on the other
- Keeps flying insects out, chemical-free
- Keeps out fumes such as cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide, and odors
while allowing people, machines and goods to enter and exit.
Industries and Applications
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