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Why Go Green?

Energy Efficient Green BuildingsAir Zone International is a market leader of the “Green” initiative with underfloor air distribution systems. Learn how going green and underfloor can benefit you.

In recent years green building design, construction and operational techniques have become increasing widespread. Several of the largest cities in the US have adopted or are planning to adopt amendments to their building code to require green buildings initiatives.

The world’s leading climate scientists have documented a clear global warming trend and the unmistakable impact of human activities on that trend. But this isn’t just affecting new buildings, as the demolition of an existing building results in the loss of the energy and materials that were embodied in the original construction and can result in the loss of a cultural resource as well. Demolition and new construction consumes still more energy and materials. Preservation, rehabilitation and the reuse of existing structures should be encouraged. For more information on Green Buildings, please visit

Underfloor air is a great strategy being utilized by leading engineers to achieve some of the benefits that green building boasts – that is, improved ventilation effectiveness, lowered energy use, improved occupant control and lower noise levels. Rising energy prices, new legislation and heightened environmental awareness are changing the demands on the building environment. Today many new buildings and major renovations strive to offer healthy, flexible indoor spaces that reduce the environmental impact of construction and building operation.

Access floor systems deliver high performance benefits to improve the indoor environment and sustainable benefits that reduce energy and material use, while remaining cost competitive to traditional construction. As a result, raised floors with underfloor service distribution have become a standard solution in commercial construction.



The Brains of the Operation
In the July Issue of Engineered Systems Magazine, Julie DeNardis with ESD talks about the HSBC project in Chicago which utilized Air Zone’s Mixed Flow Column Units.

Lights Out Houston
Air Zone was proud to once again be an organizing sponsor for Lights Out Houston 2009. Over 111 Million SF of building property managers and tenants pledged to forever turn off unnecessary lighting – visit for more information.

Air Zone Tower Units Go in one of the world’s most energy efficient skyscrapers.
National Geographic takes you behind the scenes of One Bryant Park.

3 New Downtown Office Towers in Houston and Denver are awarded to Air Zone International.
Each of these green projects features our custom air handling units for overhead distribution.

Air Zone teams with Tate in joint marketing initiative.
An initiative that will offer quiet, compact and energy efficient supply air to underfloor service distribution systems.

Hess Explores Discovery Tower
A likely candidate considers entire 30-stories, of which Air Zone International manufactured the air units.

Architecture 2030 Mission
Immediate action required to reverse buildings' emissions.

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