ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019: Air Curtains Allowed as Vestibule Substitute

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.

Commercial Berner Air Curtain Earns AMCA Certification for Electric Heat

New Castle, PA – June 11, 2018 – Berner’s recently-introduced Commercial High Performance 10 Series (CHD10) air curtain has been certified for electric heat by the Air Movement & Control Association (AMCA).

Meet IECC Code with AMCA Certified Air Curtains plus Heat

Berner is excited to provide more heat options when using air curtains as an alternative to vestibules. In addition to adding AMCA Certified heating options, Berner also recently launched the Berner Air Curtain App to control architectural air curtains from a smartphone.

Air Curtains vs. 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.

Continuing Education – “Air Curtains: Energy Savings & Occupant Comfort”

Berner has partnered with AEC Daily to create a one-hour online continuing education course called, “Air Curtains: Energy Savings & Occupant Comfort.” The course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 1.0 LU/HSW hour, as well as by the GBCI (LEED AP), RCEP and other organizations.

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 as Alternatives to Vestibules

This article describes the function and benefits of air curtains. It presents results from a recent study on the energy performance of air curtains relative to vestibules and provides useful information for engineers and code officials.

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.