ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019: Air Curtains Allowed as Vestibule Substitute
Good news for building owners, engineers/architects, and HVAC contractors who can now save energy, construction costs, and space in commercial facilities with this latest approved code addition.
Berner Air Curtains improve customer satisfaction, save energy for innovative car dealership
In a competitive auto retailing economy, car dealerships always look for a competitive edge. Mel Grata Chevrolet/Toyota has found climate-controlled indoor air comfort greatly improves customer satisfaction especially during cold Pennsylvania winters. “We’ve had no air comfort complaints from customers or employees even on the coldest winter days, and that’s good for business,” said Grata. — Mel Grata, President, […]
Air Curtains Approved as Alternative to Vestibules in 2015 IECC
AMCA International announced today that the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code will contain a provision enabling air curtains to be considered as an alternative to vestibules. For compliance, air curtains have to be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 220 and be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
Air Curtains Save More Energy
A new research study shows that air curtains are significantly more energy efficient than vestibules and can save commercial-industrial building projects tens of thousands of dollars in construction costs as vestibule substitutes.
AMCA Certified Air Curtains are an Exception to Vestibules
The IECC and IgCC building codes list AMCA certified air curtains as viable alternatives to vestibules. Learn more about Berner’s AMCA certified air curtains.
Food Service, Retail Embrace Air Curtains
There has been a deluge of recent technological advancements that are creating new air curtain applications that were barely imaginable 10 years ago. Advancements range from more efficient electric heaters to manufacturing improvements that now extend lengths up to 16 feet.