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Gilligan’s Backpackers / Rusty’s Markets

Project: Gilligan's Backpackers / Rusty's Markets

Firm: Private

Product: Powerfoil X2.0, Essence

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Project Summary

The tropical climate of Cairns made Gilligan’s Backpackers and its customers uncomfortably hot, and air conditioning alone wasn’t cutting it. After installing Big Ass Fans® indoors and out, the improved air movement has led to happier customers and lower energy costs.

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  • Gilligan’s Backpackers / Rusty’s Markets

    The tropical climate of Cairns made Gilligan’s Backpackers and its customers uncomfortably hot, and air conditioning alone wasn’t cutting it. After installing Big Ass Fans® indoors and out, the improved air movement has led to happier customers and lower energy costs. Firm: Private
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  • Crossfit Maximus

    After its first location struggled with humid, uncomfortable air, Lexington-based CrossFit Maximus knew its second location needed fans. Big Ass Solutions® worked with CrossFit Maximus to keep the space cool, bright and energetic with LED lights and four Powerfoil®X2.0 fans. Firm: Private
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  • The Livery

    The Livery is a trendy event space that struggled to keep guests warm in the winter due to the building’s barn-style ceiling. Essence® fans made a dramatic change by pushing down warm air and creating a cozier, more inviting feel. Firm: Private
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  • Waterfall Sports & Wellness

    Hong Kong’s Waterfall Sports & Wellness needed to cool its patrons with fans that fit the facility’s modern décor. Big Ass Solutions got the air moving by installing six sleek, all-black Yellow Jacket fans at strategic points for optimal airflow. Firm: Eagle Sky Engineering Ltd.
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  • Provenance Realty Group

    At Provenance Realty Group’s new Laguna Beach headquarters, the firm had to find a cooling solution that reflected the high-end properties it sold. Essence® provided the perfect answer, generating a 10°F cooling effect while complementing the space’s modern feel. Firm: Private
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  • Burke Mountain Fire Hall

    In Coquitlam, British Columbia, firefighters rescued themselves from the heating costs of Burke Mountain Fire Hall with four Powerfoil®X2.0 fans, which circulate the heat generated by the in-slab heating system and also prevent condensation throughout the year. Firm: Private
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  • Edge Fitness

    A fitness club that offers only the best of the best to its customers, Edge Fitness needed a way to upgrade its brand and its 13 facilities across the state. The club turned to Big Ass Fans for a stylish and ultra-efficient cooling solution. Firm: Private
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  • Austin Bouldering Project

    Austin Bouldering Project had a very large space with very little air movement. To keep rock climbers cooler and alleviate the workload on their A/C system, the facility installed seven 14-ft (4-m) Essence® fans by Big Ass Fans. Firm: Private
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  • Mount Alvernia College

    Mount Alvernia College needed a natural and innovative way to increase comfort in their learning spaces without the use of air con. For powerful air movement with a simple look, they turned to Haiku® by Big Ass Fans®. Firm: m3architecture
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  • Monday Night Brewing

    Atlanta summers are hot, and the HVAC unit at Monday Night Brewing couldn’t keep up with rising summer temperatures. To alleviate their reliance on air-conditioning, the brewery turned to Big Ass Fans. Now, Powerfoil®, AirGo® and Isis® work in tandem with the HVAC to cool the space. Firm: Private
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  • Paris Stockyards

    The Paris Stockyards suffered from a seasonal comfort problem. In summer heat would overwhelm visitors, while in winter the much-needed heat would rise to the ceiling. Management installed two Powerfoil®8 fans by Big Ass Fans®. Now, temperatures stay comfortable all year round. Firm: Private
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  • Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls assembles seats for the nearby Toyota plant. But heat from the foam department strained the A/C, and inadequate lighting made it hard to see imperfections in the seats. Big Ass Fans and LEDs helped the company breathe and see better. Firm: Private
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  • Bluegrass Airport

    Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, handles more than a million passengers a year. In the main lobby, a 20-ft Element by Big Ass Fans® keeps everyone comfortable, and its unique design causes visitors to assume it’s a custom piece made for the airport. Firm: Private
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  • West Sixth Brewing Company

    West Sixth Brewing Company needed a way to more efficiently cool its 90,000-sq-ft (8,400-sq-ft) space without relying too heavily a/c. They turned to Big Ass Fans for low-energy air movement that now works in tandem with their HVAC unit for maximum comfort. Firm: Private
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  • University of Louisville

    The FirstBuild Facility at the University of Louisville was suffering from poor comfort levels and air circulation, as a result of their ineffective ceiling fans. The University switched to Essence and Powerfoil®X2.0 by Big Ass Fans® for lasting, efficient comfort all year round. Firm: Private
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  • Highland Brewing

    Brewing Company helped establish the town of Asheville as a craft-beer hub. Over the years, it has added several Big Ass Fans to keep its growing number of employees and visitors comfortable. Firm: Private
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  • Mike Harrell Private Hangar

    A private hangar in Oklahoma had air circulation problems summer and winter, and old sodium lights made pilots play a waiting game. One Big Ass Basic 6® and six Big Ass High Bay LEDs solved the owner's problems. Firm: Private
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  • Boyd Metals

    Full-line steel service center Boyd Metals must take extra care to prevent moisture in their facilities. To protect their product, the company installed a 24-ft Powerfoil®X2.0 fan by Big Ass Fans to recirculate damp air and impede the dangerous buildup of corrosion in the space. Firm: Private
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  • Bedarra Island Resort

    Passionate about preserving its surrounding island environment, Bedarra Island Resort made the decision to ditch its inefficient diesel-run operation in favor of a more sustainable system. The resort installed 44 Haiku® fans to improve visitor comfort and enhance the overall guest experience. Firm: Private
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  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum

    The Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas, needed to cool down the mechanics who worked on its vintage aircraft and the public space it rents for special events. Two 24-ft. Basic 6™ fans created a comfortable environment for both workers and guests. Firm: Private
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  • Lion’s Den

    At the Lion's Den mixed martial arts academy in Arizona, air quality took a heavy hit from so many bodies strenuously working out at one time. Noisy floor fans drowned out instructors' voices, but two Isis® fans quietly cleared the air and lowered AC bills too. Firm: Private
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  • Ethereal Brewery

    When Ethereal Brewing moved into a 1930s-era building with 32-ft (9-m) ceilings, staff measured a 25- to 30-degree temperature difference between the floor and the ceiling and knew something had to be done. Two 12-ft (3-m) Essence® fans took care of the problem. Firm: Private
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  • The High No. 1 Hotpot Restaurant

    Customers at The High No. 1 Hotpot in Shanghai, China, loved the delicious dish that’s the restaurant’s specialty, but didn’t want it lingering in their hair or clothes for hours afterward. An 8-ft (2.4-m) Essence® by Big Ass Fans solved that. Firm: Private
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  • K. COOK Korean BBQ Buffet

    At the K. COOK Korean BBQ Buffet in Singapore, the small stoves used to cook the meat raised temperatures in the restaurant to uncomfortable levels, but air-conditioning wasn’t an option. Two Big Ass Powerfoil® fans were the answer. Firm: Private
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  • Graveyard Carz

    Mark Worman’s auto shop is famous, thanks to his show Graveyard Carz. But to ensure quality work, Worman’s crew used to examine projects outdoors before starting. Then the shop got 28 Big Ass High Bay LEDs, and everything inside the shop was as clear as day. Firm: Private
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  • American Airlines

    Metal halide lights at American Airlines’ Dallas/Fort Worth hangar provided insufficient light and needed frequent replacement. Given the hangar’s dimensions, that was not easy. The company turned to Big Ass Light High Bay LED fixtures to make everything brighter. Now they’re saving time and money. Firm: Private
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  • Planet Fitness

    Planet Fitness in Portsmouth, Va., had old metal halide lights that added plenty of heat, which the facility didn’t need, but not enough light. It signed up for a free trial of four Big Ass LED fixtures and liked them so much it ordered 38 more. Firm: Private
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  • O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals

    For O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals in Garland, Texas, extreme weather fluctuations and high humidity created heavy condensation that led to rust and cost the company thousands a year. The installation of two Big Ass Fans dried things up quickly. Firm: Private
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  • Hutto High School

    At Hutto High School in Texas, a new library was built with lots of windows. Good looking, yes, but not energy efficient, because of the hot Texas sun. Two Element fans solved the library’s problem, circulating air silently and saving the school district money. Firm: Private
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  • Unique Rides with Will Castro

    Luxury-car customizer Will Castro of Velocity Channel’s Unique Rides with Will Castro wanted great looks and exceptional comfort for his facility, which doubles as a TV set. When he saw Big Ass Fans, he knew they were as A-list as his customers. Firm: Private
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  • Scott County Humane Society

    To keep guests cool at their annual Fur Ball, held outdoors at Castle Post in Versailles, Kentucky, the Scott County Humane Society added an AirGo® fan to the guest list. The fan was a “lifesaver,” providing cooling, quiet airflow to keep guests comfortable in the summer heat. Firm: Private
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  • Transylvania University

    Transylvania University’s Beck Center is the school’s community home for recreation, fitness and varsity athletics. The Center’s 1,200-seat performance gym features high ceilings that created a potential obstacle to the university’s energy goals and green initiatives. Firm: Private
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  • The Nature Conservancy

    On an isolated Hawaiian atoll, the high heat and humidity made it hard for scientists at a research facility to concentrate and damaged their equipment. Thanks to 34 Haiku® and two Isis® fans, the comfortable scientists are more productive and there’s far less corrosion. Firm: Private
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  • Owensboro Brick & Tile

    Owensboro Brick & Tile’s staging area was way too hot and steamy. Literally. Bricks exiting the kiln at 1,950°F (1,065°C) released loads of steam, slowing the drying process for the 300,000 to 400,000 additional bricks held in the area. Firm: Private
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  • McCain Foods

    Condensation from steam posed a major threat to the efficiency of McCain Foods’ production facility. Warm, moist air allowed mold to grow and also infiltrated the freezer, causing contamination hazards and production-halting ice buildup. Firm: Private
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  • Jessamine County Fire Department

    In winter, the Jessamine County firehouse’s gas heaters ran constantly; however, high ceilings led to wildly uneven air temperatures, putting the department’s truck water pumps in danger of freezing. During summer, the firehouse overheated easily. The department and its firefighters needed temperature consistency throughout the year. Firm: Private
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  • DPR Construction Phoenix

    Nationwide contracting firm DPR Construction specializes in building sustainable facilities. However, this proved to be a challenge for its own offices in Phoenix. For comfort, a natural ventilation strategy is made possible by 12 Isis® fans, which fill the office with silent, cooling breezes and use far less energy than air conditioning alone. Firm: DPR Construction Phoenix
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  • United Warehouse Company

    A complete package of Big Ass Light LEDs transformed United Warehouse’s Tulsa facility. Now there’s not one light at the location that’s not Big Ass. Utility rebates handled by Big Ass Light made the upgrade affordable, and best of all, United Warehouse is saving up to $10,000 a month in energy costs now that the metal halides are history. Firm: Private
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  • Corvallis Waldorf School

    The Corvallis Waldorf School invested in new modular classrooms to improve students’ learning environment and minimize the school’s carbon footprint. A team from Portland State University used Haiku® fans in each classroom as part of their innovative design, and the change has been dramatic. Firm: Portland State University School of Architecture
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  • Lexington Fire Department

    Old metal halides in the Lexington Fire Department’s maintenance garage were inadequate even when fully warmed up, and their high profile created clearance problems. With Big Ass Low Bay LEDs, there’s now easy access to the engines and every inch of space is illuminated. Firm: Private
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  • Texas Equine Hospital

    Temperatures inside the metal examination shed at Texas Equine Hospital routinely reached 100°F (37.8°C) and above, and horses and humans were suffering. The cooling breeze from four Powerfoil®X2.0 fans made a 15-degree difference and allowed the owner to eliminate his noisy box fans. Firm: Private
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  • 2015 CrossFit Games

    CrossFit athletes are plenty tough, but the sweltering temperatures at their annual competition created discomfort and safety concerns for participants and spectators. Powerful Big Ass Fans® and misting kits were brought in, giving both athletes and patrons a great place to recharge. Firm: Private
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  • Aston Martin

    Luxury carmaker Aston Martin turned to Big Ass Solutions to solve two problems at its Washington, D.C., dealership: an old HVAC system that couldn’t handle temperature extremes, and dim lighting. Two Powerfoil®X2.0 fans and 50 Big Ass LED fixtures provided the perfect tune-up. Firm: Private
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  • 415 Mathilda

    Two California companies partnered to transform a standard 1970s office building into a vibrant space that produces zero net energy, or ZNE. With the help of 31 Haiku® and four Isis® fans, the building’s environmental impact was dramatically reduced and it now rents for many times the premium rate. Firm: Sharp Development Company and Hillhouse Construction
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  • St. Joan of Arc Church

    Installing HVAC to condition this Minneapolis church would have been difficult and cost prohibitive; the congregation needed to ensure the comfort of the parishioners quietly and efficiently. Two 12-ft (3.6-m) diameter Element fans help keep congregants comfortable all year, even in the cold Minnesota winters. Firm: Private
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  • ESPN X Games

    When ESPN brought its summer X Games to Texas, they found extreme temperatures that made the events uncomfortable for spectators and potentially dangerous for athletes. Big Ass Fans® cut through the heat with more than 30 portable Black Jack™, AirGo® and Yellow Jacket® fans. Firm: Private
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  • BlueScope Buildings

    Stifling conditions and poor lighting at BlueScope Buildings’ North Carolina facility led the plant manager to Big Ass Fans. It wasn’t long before four 18-ft Powerfoils and numerous high-bay LED fixtures from Big Ass Light were installed, alleviating the problems. Firm: Private
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  • Bethlehem United Church of Christ

    Bethlehem United Church of Christ’s board of advisors sought a solution to keep its 750 members comfortable without disrupting the sounds of the renowned music department. The board chose a 12-ft (3.6-m) Element fan to silently circulate air, keeping parishioners comfortable and energy costs low. Firm: Private
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  • DPR Construction San Diego

    DPR Construction San Diego became the first commercial office in San Diego to achieve both net-zero status and LEED Platinum® for New Construction. Energy-efficient Big Ass Fans contributed to energy optimization and thermal comfort requirements. Firm: DPR Construction
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  • Infinity Hall

    Infinity Hall needed a solution to a complex problem: heating and cooling a large, open space that requires absolute silence. A 12-ft (3.7-m) diameter Element fan provides a noiseless, energy-efficient way to keep the space comfortable, and fits in beautifully with the architecture of the venue. Firm: Private
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  • Anytime Fitness

    Customer complaints of stagnant air led Anytime Fitness Hamilton to blast more air conditioning but then power bills spiked. So the fitness center installed three Big Ass Fans. The result: happy customers and 20 percent savings on utility bills. Firm: Private
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  • Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

    At Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park, members bask outdoors au naturel. But a stretch of 100°F (38°C) days sent the owner scrambling for a way to keep participants cool during sporting events. Our Yellow Jacket® with optional misting system provided the perfect complement to everyone’s birthday suits! Firm: Private
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  • Lowcountry Tech

    Computers produce more than funny cat videos – they also produce heat. That’s why the computer lab at Lowcountry Tech Academy was so uncomfortable. Without access to the district-controlled thermostat, teachers needed a cooling solution. Several Haiku® fans eliminated heat complaints altogether. Firm: Private
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  • Louisville Zoo

    The Louisville Zoo needed year-round comfort in their Giraffe House. A Powerfoil®X2.0 was installed, creating a uniform temperature in winter and saving up to 30% in heating costs. In summer, the fan makes giraffes’ lives easier by dispelling flies and removing unpleasant odors as it cools. Firm: Private
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  • The Local Taco

    The Local Taco’s centrally located kitchen and large indoor/outdoor dining area made it hard to keep customers cool and food hot. A mix of Big Ass Fans® solved those issues, and managers were able to raise the thermostat setpoint by 6°F (3.3°C), reducing energy costs by about $2,000 per year. Firm: Private
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  • Brock Environmental Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which owns the world’s first LEED® Platinum Building, had a big legacy to live up to when designing its new facility in Virginia Beach. They needed to limit the need for an energy-guzzling air conditioner. Haiku® by Big Ass Fans® saved the day. Firm: Private
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  • Lexington Tennis Club

    Lexington Tennis Club’s spacious facilities – 15 courts spread across three buildings – made it challenging to maintain consistent temperatures. Poor insulation and sizable skylights left members exposed to severe seasonal temperatures and discouraged them from hitting the courts. Firm: Private
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  • Buist Academy for Advanced Studies

    In the renovated cafeteria at the Buist Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, heat collected at the ceiling in winter, and large windows created a greenhouse effect in summer. Two Essence® fans now keep the air circulating and students comfortable in every semester. Firm: Private
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  • Bell Nursery

    Wholesale grower Bell Nursery was plagued by excessive moisture in its warehouse that harmed the plants and led to annual product losses up to 10 percent. A fleet of standard floor fans didn’t help, but three Powerfoil®X2.0 fans brought a 75 percent decrease in product loss. Firm: Private
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  • Paul Cates Stable

    The enclosed training arena at Paul Cates Stable would become unbearably hot under the Texas summer sun. Two Powerfoil®X2.0 fans now help generate a consistent, cool breeze, keeping lessons and training sessions comfortable for both humans and horses. Firm: Private
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  • Cuningham Group Architecture

    At Cuningham Group Architecture’s Denver office, temperatures on the mezzanine were an unbearable 15 to 20 degrees higher than at ground level. The company installed two Haiku® fans, and now the mezzanine serves as a pleasant meeting space and the HVAC runs less often. Firm: Cuningham Group Architecture
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  • Casa Xixim

    At Casa Xixim in Tulum, Mexico, Haiku® fans throughout the breachfront villa provide gentle, consistent air movement in the hot, humid climate. The fans blend with the villa’s modern aesthetic while helping its owners meet their energy-efficiency goals. Firm: Specht Harpman
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  • Peter Kiewit Infrastructure

    Antonio Santini and the design team at RED Studio Architects created an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional HVAC design, using Big Ass Fans, rather than massive HVAC systems and a maze of ductwork, to distribute conditioned air. Firm: RED Studio Inc. Architects
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  • Ruskin Company

    Large production equipment used in the manufacturing of air and sound control products blocked airflow at Ruskin Company’s plant. Pivot®180 by Big Ass Fans® improves airflow in dead spots, and the oscillating mount makes employees feel cooler wherever they go. Firm: Private
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  • Glenn Hyundai Auto Mall

    Low light made the service drive at Glenn Hyundai Auto Mall a dreary first-contact point for customers. After the installation of 15 Big Ass® Light High-Bay LEDs, the space was so inviting the auto mall served a steak dinner to new car buyers there. Firm: Private
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  • M3 Production

    There were a lot of problems with the lighting in M3’s new production plant. Among them, the outdated lights produced too much heat, making the space harder to keep comfortable for employees. M3 replaced their fixtures with bright, energy-efficient, and cool-running Big Ass® Light LEDs. Firm: Private
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  • Atlas Machine & Supply

    A poor lighting layout made it hard for workers to see at Atlas Machine & Supply at Louisville. Big Ass Light’s engineers worked with the company to create a custom lighting layout, doubling Atlas’ usable light levels with half the total fixtures. Firm: Private
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  • Impulse Manufacturing

    Metal fabricators at Impulse Manufacturing lost production time waiting for parts to cool on the conveyor line after exiting the oven at temperatures of 165°F (74°C). Installing a longer line was cost-prohibitive, and Impulse needed a more immediate solution. Firm: Private
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  • ZCB

    Hong Kong’s humid, subtropical climate made ZCB’s goal of becoming the territory’s first zero-emission building a lofty goal. Temperatures range from pleasant in winter to stiflingly hot in summer, so the building required an ingenious ventilation and cooling solution. Firm: Private
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  • Lexington Hearing & Speech

    The aging HVAC system at Lexington Hearing and Speech Center (LHSC) made heating and cooling classrooms a year-round struggle. Teachers needed a silent way to stabilize comfort so students could learn without distraction. Firm: Private
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  • Montgomery County High School

    Montgomery County High School’s 42,000-sq-ft (3,902-sq-m) gymnasium plays host to sporting events, graduations and community gatherings. During warm months, the school’s HVAC system struggled to cool the space; while in winter, heat gathered uselessly near the ceiling, leaving spectators chilly. Firm: Private
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  • Cassidy Elementary School

    Cassidy Elementary School’s new library suffered from severe heat stratification – hot air collected near the high ceiling, overworking the HVAC system. The school was in need of a silent solution to replace the noisy and distracting gear-driven fans originally installed to push warm air back down to occupant level. Firm: Ross Tarrant Architects
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  • Primate Rescue Center

    In summer months, the animals at the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, Kentucky, became lethargic and gathered under ineffective pressboard fans, seeking to escape the stifling heat and humidity. The sanctuary needed a more effective way to keep its residents cool. Firm: Private
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  • Allagash Brewing

    Allagash Brewing Co. re-ferments its Allagash White brew by storing it at precisely 72°F (22.2°C) for ten days. But poor air circulation in the company’s old warehouse created heating and cooling issues that threatened to make the beer bad. Firm: Private
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  • Kelsch Garage Condo

    Dave Kelsch’s three-story garage condo doubles as a private auto showroom and a hang-out spot. However, to make the space as welcoming to his friends, clients and family as it was to his awesome array of cars, Kelsch needed more inviting lighting and improved airflow. Firm: Private
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  • Sharon Fieldhouse

    Comfort was nonexistent in the Sharon Fieldhouse concession stand, and workers were paying the price. The aging, cramped space was unbearable in the summer with the additional heat generated by compressors in the freezer, cooler and slush machine, and a 200°F (93.3°C) deep fryer. Firm: Private
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  • Lambeau Field

    Lambeau Field’s gorgeous atrium boasts 94-ft (28.6-m) ceilings and a towering glass wall, but maintaining comfortable temperatures for spectators at floor level in the 366,000-sq-ft (34,000-sq-m) space was exceptionally difficult, especially during Green Bay’s bitterly cold winters. Firm: Private
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  • BBVA Compass Stadium

    The New BBVA Compass Stadium is home to the Houston Dynamo and Dash soccer teams. The enclosed concourses were also home to a lot of sweaty patrons. Four Powerfoil®X2.0 fans brought some much-needed airflow. Firm: Private
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  • Sundial St. Pete

    Redesigned from the ground up, SUNDIAL indoor-outdoor shopping center is both modern and classic Floridian. Nearly 100 Haiku® fans enhance the center’s exclusive feel, and were easy to install and low-maintenance, providing year-round comfort for SUNDIAL’s shoppers and diners. Firm: Hennessy Construction Services
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  • Delphine Restaurant

    Designers integrated five sleek silver Isis® fans into this Hollywood Boulevard restaurant as centerpieces for the space’s barrel-vaulted illuminated alcoves. Firm: Zeff Designs
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  • Hyatt Coconut Point

    When SeifertMurphy renovated the public spaces of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, the Dallas, Texas firm wanted fans that fit with the Florida resort’s British Colonial style and updated design elements. Firm: SeifertMurphy
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  • Eight O’Clock Coffee

    The roasting and packing equipment in Eight O’ Clock Coffee’s 100,000-sq-ft (9,290-sq-m) production plant runs constantly and generates a ton of excess heat. Employees needed a comfortable environment, and all that machinery required just the right amount of air movement to operate effectively. Firm: Private
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  • Eade Fitness 24/7

    Eade Fitness 24/7 needed an energy-efficient way to keep members focused and comfortable in its new 2000-sq-ft (186-sq-m) free weight area. Portable fans used too much energy, provided too little airflow, and created dangerous tripping hazards. Firm: Private
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  • Crazy K Ranch

    Leave a door open long enough in the summer and someone’s bound to say, “We’re not trying to cool the whole neighborhood!” At Crazy K Ranch in Michie, Tennessee, propping doors open to the 4,000-sq-ft (371.61-sq-m) event space wasted A/C, but turning the system off left workers sweating. Firm: Private
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  • American Airlines

    Hangars are tough to keep comfortable. Winter chills required workers at American Airlines’ hangar in Charlotte, N.C., to wear coats. Meanwhile, the temperature near the ceiling was 140°F (60°C). Big Ass Fans® mixed the air, improving comfort and decreasing heating costs. Firm: Private
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  • The Smog Shoppe

    The Smog Shoppe installed a matte-black powder-coated 12-ft diameter Element® by Big Ass Fans®. It was the perfect combination of form and function, eliminating pockets of warm and cold air to help make the existing HVAC system more efficient. Firm: Private
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  • The Mercury Method

    The Mercury Method, a revolutionary new fitness center, required an air circulation solution that would help keep clients comfortable without disturbing the temperature-controlled environment, kept at a steady 98.6° F (37°C). Two 8-ft (2.4-m) Isis® fans work with the HVAC system to make it more efficient and effective. Firm: Private
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  • Stratus Flight

    Stratus Flight needed to circulate air in its 18,200-sq-ft (1,690-sq-m) maintenance hangar, and pedestal fans weren’t cutting it—they were noisy, ineffective and took up valuable floor space. One 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®Plus fan creates serious airflow, keeping the hangar comfortable year-round. Firm: Private
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  • Three Bears Farm

    Keeping the horses and riders cool in the hot, humid temperatures was paramount which led Sawyer to investigate elevated air movement considering mechanical conditioning was not an option. Firm: Private
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  • Tulane University

    Tulane University needed an efficient air conditioning alternative to beat the New Orleans heat and humidity when constructing a LEED® certified football stadium. Firm: Private
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  • Snap Fitness

    Cooling a fitness center is difficult and expensive, and Snap Fitness was in need of an efficient cooling solution to supplement its existing HVAC system. A 9-ft (2.7-m) Isis® fan silently helps maintain a comfortable environment while reducing energy consumption. Firm: Private
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  • Signature Flight Support

    Signature Flight Support in Minneapolis needed to keep its hangars and lobby warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Each hangar now sports a 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil® fan, which have cut the hangars’ reheat time in half. In addition, an Isis® fan keeps the lobby comfortable. Firm: Private
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  • Seifert MTM Systems

    Wall-mounted heaters at Seifert MTM Systems in Rhode Island were positioned near the ceiling, sending hot air right to the roof and leaving workers on the ground out in the cold. A 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X fan helps send the heat where it is actually needed. Firm: Private
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  • Searcy Residence

    After a fire destroyed Bill Searcy’s barn, he set out to make the best of a bad situation. He rebuilt the 2,400-sq-ft structure as a space to entertain friends and family, finishing the interior with tin, hardwood and concrete, and incorporating antiques and other rustic touches. Firm: Private
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  • Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club

    High-speed wall fans at Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club left some members wanting more airflow, while others were disturbed by the direct breeze and noisy operation. Three 9-ft (2.7-m) diameter Isis® fans enable club managers to select the perfect level of airflow for every activity, from Pilates to spinning. Firm: Private
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  • Santa Anita Park

    Historic Santa Anita Park race track needed a way to cool down hot, nervous thoroughbreds before races. They chose seven Essence® fans for their silent, effective air movement, which helps keep horses and riders cool and calm without any horse-spooking noises. Firm: Private
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  • Samuel Jackson, Inc.

    Workers at Samuel Jackson, Inc., an equipment manufacturer in Lubbock, Texas, were sick of sweltering summer heat. Three Powerfoil®X2.0 fans and a Yellow Jacket® by Big Ass Fans® make them feel cooler and improve productivity. Firm: Private
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  • Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson

    Who sells an orange and black fan? Big Ass Fans® does, offering custom paint jobs on many products. The Harley-Davidson-colored Element by Big Ass Fans® at Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson catches customers’ eyes and keeps them comfortable to boot. Firm: Private
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  • Red River Motor Co.

    Replacing burnt-out fluorescent tube lights was cutting into the time technicians at Red River Motor Co. were actually working on cars. Plus, the Louisiana service space was too hot. Big Ass Solutions® delivered a one-two punch of problem-solving with a Big Ass® Light LED retrofit and three Powerfoil®8 fans. Firm: Private
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  • Red Bank Middle School

    The two-story atrium at the center of the new Red Bank Middle School was going to get funky and stagnant without air movement. The design team solved these problems before they started by installing three 16-ft (4.8-m) Element fans, which work in tandem with the school’s geothermal heating and cooling system. Firm: Private
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  • Planet Fitness

    Planet Fitness locations nationwide have been searching for an energy-efficient solution to increase air movement and enhance its members’ workout experience. Large, custom-painted Powerfoil®X Plus and Element fans now create more comfortable, efficient environments in Planet Fitness locations across the country. Firm: Private
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  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    The installation of an 8-ft. (2.4m) diameter Isis® not only provided the needed air movement, but also helped regulate temperatures throughout the space. Firm: Private
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  • Patroon

    Patroon restaurant tried using small, high-speed fans to cool down their rooftop bar, but the look and noise didn’t suit the carefully designed space. New sleek, silent Isis® fans help the bar feel “drastically” cooler, and add to, rather than detract from, Patroon’s signature look. Firm: Private
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  • W Bali

    Twenty-five white matrix composite Haiku® ceiling fans from Big Ass Fans proved to be the perfect solution, providing minimalist design, silent operation and air movement to increase guests’ comfort while complementing themes of both elegant interiors. Firm: Private
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  • Walter P. Rawl & Sons

    Two 20-ft. (7.3m) Powerfoil®X fans improve summer shop conditions and employee comfort without the need for noisy, space-eating pedestal fans. Firm: Private
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  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

    After being decommissioned in 1970, the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier became home to Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. The steel ship absorbed and trapped heat like an oven, but Element by Big Ass Fans® provided much-needed air movement for guests and staff. Firm: Private
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  • Pa Ka Makani Farm

    The owners of Pa Ka Makani farm wanted a fully-functioning facility with all the comforts of the modern world—completely off the grid. For Architect Matt Goyke, that was a tall order, but not an impossible one. Firm: Green Sand Architecture + Sustainability
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  • West Coast Customs

    Thanks to a 12-ft Powerfoil®X2.0 and three Haiku fans, West Coast Customs was able to get rid of their noisy floor fans and stay comfortable while looking and feeling totally cool. Firm: Private
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  • Oakland Unified School District

    The Oakland School District’s new La Escuelita Education Center was designed to meet stringent green requirements. As part of the project, Big Ass Fans® created a mock classroom to tailor a ceiling fan that met the exacting criteria and can be used at other schools. Firm: Private
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  • Woodall Dairy Farms

    Dairy co-owner Jimmy Woodall needed an effective and inexpensive way to reduce heat stress and keep his herd of 650 healthy and productive. Firm: Private
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  • Nebraska State Fair

    The Nebraska State Fair Board needed a way to efficiently improve indoor air quality and comfort for both two- and four-legged fair visitors. Big Ass Fans® have improved indoor conditions so much that the fair is now “signing up shows faster than [it] can accommodate.” Firm: Private
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  • Michael Family Farms

    Todd Michael needed to keep 365 wedding guests cool and comfortable in his updated barn-turned-wedding-venue, and air conditioning was out of the question. An Essence® fan was an ideal solution, keeping air flowing through the barn, especially where it counts—over the dance floor. Firm: Private
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  • Zirbel Dairy

    Twelve 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X fans provided constant air movement in the barn, increasing milk production and dispersing odors and fumes. Firm: Private
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  • Mellow Mushroom

    Mellow Mushroom needed a way to cool down its patio in Atlanta, and four small, conventional ceiling fans weren’t doing the job. A custom-painted 12-ft (3.6-m) Essence® fan makes a serious statement on the patio, moving slowly to create a cooling breeze that won’t blow away napkins, bills or menus. Firm: Private
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  • Marion County High School

    For 40 years, Marion County High School officials tried unsuccessfully to cool their non-air conditioned gymnasium with box fans, floor fans and a variety of inefficient air movers. Two 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X fans, custom powder-coated to promote school spirit, are the perfect solution to keep the gym comfortable. Firm: Private
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  • Maine Endwell High School

    Indoor swimming pools can be notoriously uncomfortable, and Maine Endwell High School’s non-air conditioned aquatic center was no different. Four Isis® fans provide a welcome reprieve from the heat and help the facility save thousands in utility costs. Firm: Private
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  • Luck Stone

    Heavy machinery technicians at Luck Stone Corporation heated their shop with propane and recycled oil, but the hot air went straight to the facility’s 30-ft (9.1-m) ceiling. A 20-ft (6-m) Powerfoil® brings all that warmth back down to earth. Firm: Private
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  • Lone Star AOG

    Productivity is important at Lone Star AOG. Its 25 employees often work long hours and late nights to meet their promise to fix broken jets by morning, whether it’s already in their Dallas hangar or in another state. The hangar’s original 400-watt metal halides took several seconds to come on and about 10 minutes to warm up to full brightness. Firm: Private
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  • Liquor Barn

    Liquor Barn needed an efficient and stylish solution to make the most of its HVAC system while keeping customers comfortable in the store. Two custom-painted 12-ft (3.6-m) Element fans enhance the store’s existing heating and cooling system, efficiently keeping the space comfortable despite high ceilings, abundant glass and frequently-open sliding doors. Firm: Private
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  • Lexington Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine

    To keep horses comfortable as they prepared for or recovered from surgery, a Lexington equine health clinic installed a 12-ft (3.7-m) Powerfoil®X fan in its barn. The fan creates a breeze throughout the barn, improving air quality, and helping horses and humans stay cool all summer long. Firm: Private
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  • Kohl’s Distribution Center

    Air conditioning at Kohl’s distribution center in Findlay, Ohio, wasn’t finding its way around the multilevel maze of conveyor belts and equipment to reach all employees. Directed airflow from 54 ceiling-mounted SweatBee™ fans helped solve that problem in a jiffy. Firm: Private
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  • Kentucky National Guard

    Constantly-opening hangar doors made it hard to regulate temperatures at the Kentucky National Guard aircraft maintenance hangar. A Powerfoil®X2.0 increases airflow, improving summer comfort and making the heating system more efficient in the winter. Firm: Private
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  • Kentucky Indoor Soccer and Sports

    With 300 soccer teams competing in the facility year round, Kentucky Indoor Soccer and Sports struggled to keep players and spectators comfortable. Two 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X fans make the winter months more comfortable by pushing down warm air from the ceiling, and create cooling breezes in the summer. Firm: Private
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  • Kentucky Eagle

    Kentucky Eagle, a distributor for Anheuser-Busch, had trouble regulating temperature in a meeting and packing facility where 25 to 30 trucks drive in and out every day. Powerfoil®X fans help cool the packing area, while sleek Element fans take care of the meeting space (and look good doing it). Firm: Private
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  • Kalahari Resort

    Keeping the nation’s largest indoor water park in the Wisconsin Dells feeling tropical can be tricky. Four 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil® fans push warm air at the ceiling back down to the floor, helping the facility save an astounding $13,000 on heating bills and keeping guests warm in the process. Firm: Private
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  • Auto Tech Collision Center

    Auto shops require good light to inspect damage and paint jobs and take photographs for insurance companies. Fluorescents fixtures weren’t cutting it at Auto Tech Collision Center in Marion, N.C., so they made a Big Ass® upgrade. Firm: Private
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  • Southwest Family Farms

    Scorching prairie heat was problematic for Southwest Family Farms. They needed their equipment to shop to be more than a place to store stuff – in needed to provide relief from exhausting conditions. Two Big Ass Fans® did the trick. Firm: Private
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  • AIA San Francisco Headquarters

    Maintaining AIA San Francisco’s headquarters’ LEED® Gold certification required shutting off the air conditioner at 5 p.m. every day and other measures that reduced comfort. The energy-sipping Haiku® by Big Ass Fans® picked up the slack. Firm: Private
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  • Ricoh USA

    A 200,000-sq-ft facility with large dock doors constantly opening can be a nightmare to keep comfortable. Rico USA achieved the near-impossible with ten 24-ft (7.3-m) Basic 6 fans to keep workers comfortable in summer and circulate heat in the winter. Firm: Private
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  • Jack Henry & Associates

    Jack Henry & Associates installed Big Ass Fans in two hangars. In the winter, the fans pushed warm air from the radiant heaters down, so the heat made it to the floor in just a couple minutes, rather than an hour. On an 85°F (29°C) day in the summer, the breeze from the fans meant technicians could work comfortably despite the heat. Firm: Private
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  • Hot Italian Pizza & Panini Bar

    With aspirations of becoming the first LEED® Certified™ restaurant and retail facility in the region, Hot Italian Pizza & Panini Bar was in search of energy-efficient airflow. A 12-ft (3.6-m) Element fan proved to be a perfect fit for the space, complementing the restaurant’s décor and providing silent, efficient air circulation. Firm: Private
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  • HondaJet Southeast

    Flightline Group, Inc. of Tallahassee needed a way to keep aircraft technicians comfortable in a new maintenance and storage hangar for HondaJet Southeast. A Powerfoil®X Plus from Big Ass Fans® helps keep air flowing throughout the facility so techs stay cool all summer long. Firm: Private
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  • Holy Cross Parish

    Between the lack of air conditioning and an ancient boiler system, congregants of the 70-year-old Holy Cross Parish were uncomfortable year round. Holy Cross installed two 16-ft (4.8-m) Element fans, which silently circulate air to keep the space cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Firm: Private
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  • Hoist Fitness Systems

    Hoist Fitness Systems, which produces strength training and indoor cycling products, needed to keep its hot assembly area and showroom/workout facility cool. Custom-painted Essence® fans keep the spaces cool and comfortable for just pennies per hour. Firm: Private
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  • Highland Park Independent School District

    Louvers and warehouse fans mounted just below the 36-ft (10.9-m) ceiling of this indoor football practice facility provided ventilation and air movement, but at a level too high for the players to feel the benefit. Highland Park used a variety of Big Ass Fans® to solve their air circulation needs. Firm: Private
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  • Hi Hopes Farm

    Noisy, inefficient box fans weren't getting the job done at Hi Hopes Farm when it came to comfort and indoor air quality. A combination of Big Ass Fans®—ten Haiku®, five Isis® and one Powerfoil®8—installed throughout the barns now keep horses and humans comfortable year-round. Firm: Private
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  • Hempfield Recreation Center and Sports Complex

    Hempfield Recreation Center had grown weary of replacing the aging, fading metal halide bulbs above its indoor tennis courts, so the Center turned to Big Ass Fans® and Big Ass® Light for an upgrade. New Powerfoil®X2.0 fans and Inverted Twin High Bay LED fixtures totally transformed the space. Firm: Private
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  • Hangar 25 – Bob Hope Airport

    The world’s first LEED Platinum® aviation hangar looked to Big Ass Fans® not only to keep temperatures consistent, but also to keep birds out of the building. Seven 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®Plus fans increased air circulation, making the hangar feel 10 to 20°F (5.5 to 11.1°C) cooler while discouraging airborne pests. Firm: Private
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  • Greenwood Ford Lincoln

    Auto technicians at Greenwood Ford Lincoln of Bowling Green, Kentucky, were using portable lights to see under the hoods of the cars they were repairing. Big Ass Solutions® installed 104 super-bright Big Ass® Light LED fixtures. So long, flashlights. Hello lasting illumination. Firm: Private
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  • Giant Eagle

    With 22,000 square feet (6,705 square meters) of open retail space and peaked ceilings reaching 40 feet (12.1 meters), conditioning the new Giant Eagle store effectively and efficiently was no simple task. Two 12-ft (3.6-m) Element fans evenly distribute the conditioned air, keeping customers cool and comfortable. Firm: Private
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  • George Mason University

    With 30-ft (9.1-m) ceilings, George Mason University’s Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center struggled to maintain consistent temperatures and needed air movement to dispel chloramines at the pool surface. Two 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X Plus fans combat air movement issues and aid in the ventilation effectiveness of the HVAC system. Firm: Private
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  • Gator Harley-Davidson

    A triple threat of Florida heat, a black ceiling and tall windows turned Gator Harley-Davidson into a summertime sweatbox. A 16-ft (4.8-m) Element by Big Ass Fans®, custom painted black and chrome to match the showroom’s style, set things right. Firm: Private
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  • Gas Monkey Garage

    Classic cars and motorcycles find new life at Gas Monkey Garage, but smoke, exhaust and fumes in the non-air conditioned space made the process harder than it needed to be. A combination of Big Ass Fans® now keep the space comfortable and clear of contaminants. Firm: Private
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  • Gallrein Farms

    Bill Gallrein turned to Big Ass Fans during the design phase of the new space. He purchased three 10-ft Isis® fans in the color Raven Black, adding a modern pop to his rustic-inspired space. The fans keep customers comfortable and the bugs away – which Gallrein noted is is good for both produce and people. Firm: Private
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  • Ft. Eustis Army Aviation Logistics School

    The U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School was subject to wild temperature variations, and excessive heat made learning difficult for students. Six overhead Big Ass Fans®, as well as a 6-ft (1.8-m) Pivot™ and 8-ft (2.4-m) mobile AirGo® fan set things right. Firm: Private
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  • First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland

    The sanctuary at the First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland needed to maintain a steady 74°F (23°C) to keep the pipe organ in working order, but the financial burden was unbearable. A 12-ft (3.6-m) Element fan was a beautiful solution to the church’s problems, keeping the sanctuary temperate year-round. Firm: Private
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  • Fire Station No. 7

    When the Gulfport, Mississippi, fire station was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, architects redesigned it with energy efficiency in mind. A Big Ass Fan® helps regulate temperatures and keeps energy costs low, all while ridding the building of exhaust fumes. Firm: Private
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  • Engineered Medical Systems

    Shaping steel into lifesaving medical equipment requires a fair bit of heat, which left machinists at Engineered Medical Systems in Memphis stuck working in pockets of hot air. Three Powerfoil®X2.0 fans from Big Ass Fans® prevented a $100,000-plus A/C retrofit and help employees feel cooler. Firm: Private
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  • Double Diamond Athletic Club

    The two-story area in the Double Diamond Athletic Club central gym presented a challenge when it came to air movement. Patrons pumping iron downstairs were too cool, while those on the cardio balcony were feeling a little too much burn. A 20-ft (6-m) Element fan was a perfect fit for all around comfort. Firm: Private
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  • Dondelinger Chevrolet

    Dondelinger Chevrolet struggled to keep customers warm in Baxter, Minnesota, where January temps average -4°F (-20°C). A 12-ft (3.6-m) Essence® by Big Ass Fans® helps circulate warm air, keeping the showroom toasty warm even on ridiculously cold days. Firm: Private
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  • Custom Vinyl

    When Custom Vinyl Products Inc. moved into a new, larger facility, they needed more air circulation, but didn’t want to install expensive ductwork. Three 18-ft (5.4-m) diameter Powerfoil®X fans provide air circulation for all while contributing to lower gas bills. Firm: Private
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  • Cook Canyon Ranch Aviation

    Aircraft technicians at Dallas-area Cook Canyon Ranch Aviation needed a way to keep cool in the summer heat. A 24-ft (7.3-m) Big Ass Fan® now keeps the hangar cool even in hot Texas summers, moving the air slowly to create quiet, cooling breezes. Firm: Private
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  • Conrad Rest Area

    Architect Brian Johnson wanted to create a roadside rest area that would break the negative stigma of the structures. He build a modern structure, with energy savings, comfort and air distribution provided by Big Ass Fans®. Firm: Collaborative Design Architects (Billings, MT)
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  • Chicago Indoor Sports

    Chicago Indoor Sports Owner Mike Widell successfully used Big Ass Fans® to make soccer players more comfortable and improve heating efficiency, but wanted to upgrade after several years. Widell took advantage of Big Ass Fans’ aftermarket Trade-In Program, swapping his four older fans for newer models at a reduced price. Firm: Private
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  • Capital GMC

    Heat was a problem in both the summer and the winter at Capital GMC/Buick/Cadillac auto mall. In winter, heat from the HVAC system rose to the top of the facility and stayed there. In summer, floor fans cluttered up the place. Powerfoil®X2.0 by Big Ass Fans® solved both problems for year-round comfort. Firm: Private
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  • Brooklyn Bowl

    To transform a 130-year-old iron factory into an energy-efficient bowling alley and event venue, Brooklyn Bowl Owner Charley Ryan turned to Big Ass Fans®. Four 10-ft (3.1-m) Powerfoil® fans help keep customers comfortable and ease the burden on the building’s HVAC system. Firm: Private
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  • British Airways Hangar 6

    Major temperature differences between the floor and mezzanine of British Airways Hangar 6 meant uncomfortable workers and high heating bills. Five 24-ft (7.3-m) Big Ass Fans® helped stabilize temperatures in the hangar, cutting energy consumption by more than two million kilowatt hours in the first four months of use. Firm: Private
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  • Blue Stallion Brewing Co.

    This brewery and taproom in Lexington, Kentucky struggled with cold air from the warehouse making its way into the adjacent taproom, chilling patrons in the winter. An Essence® fan helps push heat trapped at the warehouse’s high ceiling down to the floor, keeping the taproom and its patrons comfortable all winter long. Firm: Private
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  • Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy

    Oklahoma temperatures hovering near 100°F (37.7°C) for an entire summer left employees at Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores’ storage facility seeking their own frozen treats. The dry goods storage facility became much more tolerable after the installation of eight 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X Fans. Firm: Private
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  • Berea College

    Berea College, a pioneer in sustainable living, wanted to push the limits of green design and construction with Deep Green Residence Hall, their new EcoDorm. Haiku® fans installed in every room, combined with rooftop solar panels, a geothermal heating system and day-lit interiors, help the building achieve serious energy savings.

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  • Barnhart Bolt

    Sweltering Texas heat combined with evaporative coolers delivered a hard dose of heat and humidity to employees at Barnhart Bolt, a fastener manufacturing company. Four Powerfoil®X2.0 fans help regulate comfort. In addition, the fan’s integrated LED modules improve light levels, making the precision work easier. Firm: Private
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  • Amsoil Inc.

    Amsoil Inc.’s giant warehouse had trouble circulating heat in the winter – temperatures at the ceiling were sometimes 30°F (16°C) warmer than the ground. A Powerfoil®X by Big Ass Fans® brought its destratification A-game, leveling out temperatures and keeping employees comfortable. Firm: Private
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  • Aaron & Company

    Condensation threatened to rust and ruin products stored at kitchen and bath distributor Aaron & Company’s New Jersey warehouse. Since installing two Big Ass Fans®, the company hasn’t lost a thing thanks to the improved airflow and temperature regulation. Firm: Private
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  • DecoPac

    DecoPac’s base of operations is a 170,000 sq. ft. (51,816m2) warehouse in Anoka, Minn., where production and shipping get packages of cake decorations out the door in time for the party. The non-air conditioned warehouse is set up on two levels, making airflow and the maintenance of consistent temperatures a challenge in certain locations. Firm: Private
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  • Wisconsin State Fair Park

    To keep its 3,100-seat semi-enclosed Coliseum comfortable, even when outside temperatures topped 100°F (37.7°C), the Wisconsin State Fair Park turned to Big Ass Fans®. Six 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X2.0 fans keep the air moving, making for happier, more alert animals and comfortable visitors. Firm: Private
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  • Locust Trace Agriscience Center

    This unique agriculture-focused high school needed air movement in its on-site riding arena and throughout the campus, including the net-zero classroom building. A fleet of ultra-efficient Big Ass Fans® keeps school facilities cool and comfortable, even without air conditioning. Firm: Private
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  • Campbellsville High School

    When a 1963 air conditioning system couldn’t keep Campbellsville High School’s auditorium comfortable, the school turned to Big Ass Fans. Two completely silent 12-ft (3.7-m) Element fans mean school staff no longer have to crank up the air conditioning to pre-cool the space hours before an event to keep visitors cool and comfortable. Firm: Private
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  • Domus Alba

    David Harper needed an efficient way to circulate air in his newly constructed LEED Gold® home in the Miami area. A 10-ft (3.1-m) Isis® fan improves airflow and works in conjunction with natural ventilation and automated air conditioning. It’s also a focal point in Harper’s family room. Firm: Independent
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  • Monterey Road Elementary

    Two 60-inch Haiku® fans provide silent air circulation in each classroom at this California elementary school. Firm: PMSM Architects
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  • Contender Bicycles

    This Salt Lake City bicycle shop installed two Isis® fans in their new, all-electric space. Owner Ryan Littlefield lowered his upfront HVAC costs and cut his ongoing utility bills in half. Firm: FFKR Architects, Benchmark Modern
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  • Wow That’s Fresh

    Inspired by fresh food and clean design, the architects of this flagship Florida restaurant chose four Essence fans with custom red winglets to lift the logo colors onto the space’s ceiling. Firm: BDG Architects
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  • Bullitt Center

    Heralded as the world’s greenest office building, Seattle’s Bullitt Center looks to efficient products like Haiku® fans to adhere to their strict energy budget. Firm: Miller Hull
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  • Audi Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills Audi installed four 10-ft Isis® fans as functional centerpieces to complement their signature midcentury modern space. Firm: Gensler
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  • Evelyn Turlington Elementary School

    Two 12-ft Element fans cool Turlington’s library, which was designed to resemble an arena and reflect the outdoor country lifestyle of the Texas prairie that surrounds it. Firm: SHW Group
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  • Tampa International Airport

    New screening equipment left workers sweating at the TSA terminals, so architects integrated a 16-ft Element into the building automation system, reducing upfront and ongoing air conditioning costs. Firm: In-house architects
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  • Noosa Pengari Steiner School Performance Hall

    The Steiner School, a model of sustainable design and education, installed a 12-ft Element fan to keep audiences cool without compromising the acoustics of their indoor/outdoor performance hall. Firm: WD Architects
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  • Rolling Meadows Elementary

    Specially rated for outdoor use, Isis® fans help create cross ventilation between five indoor/outdoor courtyards at this San Antonio elementary school. Firm: SHW Group
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  • Mesa Community College

    The College’s redesigned Health Wellness Building includes a fresh-air common area with two 10-ft Isis® fans to encourage students and teachers to spend time outside and promote healthy behavior. Firm: SmithGroup
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  • Marina Bay Development

    Shaded rest stops along the waterfront walkway of Singapore’s Marina Bay Development Project include 14-ft Powerfoil® fans. Solar-powered and activated by motion sensors, the fans simulate a breeze for passing pedestrians. Firm: Arup
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  • Manitoba Hydro Place

    This high-rise in downtown Winnipeg relies on three 14-ft Element® fans to recirculate the hot air trapped at the atrium ceilings back to occupant level in the winter. Firm: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
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  • Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

    The Powerfoil® fans in Alaska’s first LEED®-certified school destratify heat collected at the ceiling and reduce heating bills. Combined with the other LEED® renovations, the fans saved the school $200,000 annually. Firm: McCool Carlson Green
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  • Lucas Oil Stadium

    The stadium uses more than 20 Big Ass Fans® to help the HVAC system adjust to rapid influxes of visitors during big-ticket events like the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four. Firm: HKS
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  • Iowa State University

    Installing HVAC in the Center was projected to cost Iowa State $3.2 million. Pairing 22 Big Ass Fans® with natural ventilation keeps the space comfortable without A/C, saving the University millions. Firm: Henneman Engineering
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  • Fifth Third Pavilion

    Four 10-ft Isis® fans and one 16-ft Element cool off Farmer’s Market shoppers and summer concert-goers at this covered outdoor pavilion in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Firm: Kinzelman Kline Gossman
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  • DPR Construction

    DPR Construction wanted to transform a leased two-story building into the greenest office in San Francisco. The firm selected 10 Essence® and four Haiku® fans to work with an energy efficient HVAC system. Now the comfort level is up and the firm is pursuing LEED® Platinum and net-zero certifications. Firm: DPR Construction
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  • Colorado Mountain College

    The college’s lodge-inspired lobby uses a 10-ft Isis® fan to push hot air from the peak of the 40-ft ceiling back to floor level, maintaining a comfortable 72 degree temperature even on subzero days. Firm: OZ Architecture
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  • Butaro District Hospital

    Seven Isis® fans help ventilate this Rwandan clinic that uses air movement to reduce the spread of tuberculosis. The fans operate so efficiently they rely only on generators and sporadic grid power. Firm: MASS Design Group
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  • Watauga Central Fire Station

    This Dallas-based station turned to Big Ass Fans® for help with their new, energy-efficient building’s hot spots. A Powerfoil®X2.0 expels fumes from the station’s garage and an 8-ft Isis® cools off the firefighter’s dormitory. Firm: GSBS Architects
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  • YMCA Camp Thunderbird

    This award-winning pavilion, designed using green building practices such as daylighting and natural ventilation, features a Powerfoil® fan to keep campers cool without air conditioning. Firm: C Design, Inc.
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  • Tampa Recreation Center

    The city of Tampa installed 3 Powerfoil® fans in their state-of-the-art recreation center to combat rising ambient temperatures caused by natural lighting under the Florida sun. Firm: Fleischman Garcia
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  • Tadler Residence

    A brushed aluminum 10-ft Isis® punctuates the natural, elemental materials of the outdoor porch adjoining this Kiawah Island home. Firm: Charleston’s Thomas & Denzinger Architects
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  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

    Two 12-ft Element fans provide gentle air movement and simulate a quiet outdoor retreat for patients and visitors on the rehabilitation floor of this Ann Arbor, Michigan, hospital. Firm: HKS Architects
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  • Rice Fergus Miller

    This architecture and design firm’s award-winning and LEED® Platinum-certified office space includes a silent 14-ft Element to supplement the building’s innovative and ultra-efficient HVAC system. Firm: Rice Fergus Miller, Ecotope
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  • Paradise Valley Community College

    Eight Powerfoil® fans circulate air and provide a break from the Sonoran Desert heat for students moving between the new Life Sciences Building and the College’s innovative exterior study pods. Firm: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
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  • McDonald/ Willis Recreation Center

    Faced with extreme heat and condensation problems, the Columbus Parks and Recreation department looked to Big Ass Fans® for an effective air movement solution less costly than air conditioning. Firm: Roger D. Fields and Associates.
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  • Eastern Kentucky University

    To transform a storage area into a comfortable writing and research center, the University installed two 8-ft Isis® fans for silent, gentle air movement. Firm: VBN Architects
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  • DeTurk Round Barn

    To make this neighborhood landmark a functional summer meeting space, the City of Santa Rosa added two 24-ft Powerfoil®X fans to augment the structure’s natural ventilation. Firm: TLCD Architecture
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  • Branson School

    Forgoing air conditioning for a more creative climate solution, the architects behind the Branson School modeled optimal air flow and installed two 10-ft Powerfoil® fans in the open concept building. Firm: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
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  • Big Ass Fan Company Research & Development facility

    We can’t even count the number of fans in the Big Ass Fans® R&D lab, the first LEED®--Gold building of its kind. The facility is specially designed to test innovations in air movement technology. Firm: WS Construction
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  • Bell’s Brewery

    To highlight clean design and minimize ductwork, the architects behind this Michigan brewery’s new production facility installed five 8-ft Isis® fans to circulate air from the 55-ft ceilings. Firm: Slocum Associates Architects, Byce & Associates Inc.
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  • Arizona State University

    Nine 12-ft Powerfoil® fans transform the atria of this Air Force base-turned-college campus and create shaded relief points for students traveling between buildings in the Mesa, Arizona, heat. Firm: Lake/Flato
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  • Aikido Martial Arts Studio

    Conserving energy is one of the core philosophies of Aikido—and it’s among the key benefits of the Element fan that creates silent and gentle air movement inside this Virginia studio. Firm: O2 Architects
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