Next Generation Lab Ventilation Technology Address Key Areas of Business Concern

Dan Diehl, Aircuity Inc.

Lab owners all strive to attract top talent and provide the best indoor environment for researchers to perform their work, while balancing energy costs and many times a growing maintenance backlog. There are options available to address these concerns, but is there one that can help in all areas, and if so, how do you know it's providing the promised value? Demand control ventilation has come a long way from its days of discrete CO2 sensors and the next generation in demand based control is now being implemented in premiere lab facilities. This technology allows energy savings to be easily tracked and provide better insight on a lab's indoor environmental quality through analytics that are being used by both EHS and facility managers. Implementing the newly released technology has also allowed universities to address their growing deferred maintenance backlogs. Real world examples will be presented of a university using the analytics to identify IEQ incidents affecting their labs and a case study will be shared showing how another university's project directly reduced their maintenance backlog.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the impact this technology can have on a university's deferred maintenance backlog.
  • Know how analytics can be used by different constituents to track information important to their job functions.
  • Understand how technology can be used to improve the indoor environmental quality for all occupants.
  • Identify benefits of a next generation DCV project.


Dan has over twenty-three years of industry experience across a wide variety of vertical markets and disciplines in commercial and light industrial building markets. Prior to joining Aircuity he led business development at Lutron Electronics and was a partner for six years with Synergy, an energy services company that delivers energy efficiency programs for national clients in the light industrial sector. Diehl earned a BS from the University of Maryland, and MBA from Villanova University.


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