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Less Money Air SystemsCompare the initial investment in an underfloor air system to the amount of energy and money you save throughout the building’s life cycle.

Underfloor Air Systems are cost effective and
First Cost Competitive

Lower installation costs are just the beginning of the cost savings and efficiencies that underfloor air systems offer.

You’ll realize immediate benefits in regards to time and expense with this system. Underfloor Air Distribution Systems (UFAD) projects have reduced building installation costs by up to 10% and can achieve 15% faster build and completion times. The ability to reconfigure easily to meet future facility needs helps to control and lower costs incurred through adding new technologies, or redesigning to respond to new progressive office environments. There are many areas where first costs can be neutralized. For example:

Design flexibility – Adapts easily to existing or new architectural features.
Voice/Data cabling – Reduce cable run lengths, eliminate cable trays, and lower labor costs at installation.
Power wiring – ‘Plug & Play’ technology significantly reduces installation costs.
Furniture – Eliminate dependency on costly powered furniture and improve space-planning options.
Air distribution – Significantly reduce trunk, branch, and discharge ductwork.
Ceiling – Reduce or eliminate suspended ceiling requirements.
Time to occupancy – Underfloor services install quickly, allowing for earlier occupation.
Structure – Improved integration of underfloor services provide slab-to-slab height reduction opportunities.

UFAD projects have reduced building installation costs by up to 10% and can achieve 15% faster build and completion times.
Operational Cost Savings

UFAD system offer operational cost saving features with the ability to make future changes to technology without extensive demolition or disruption. The underfloor design makes access to cabling, power, communication, data, and HVAC systems simple. And the system’s inherent flexibility keeps reconfiguration costs low with full floor access to all infrastructure services.

UFAD systems allow you to address the service distribution needs of densely populated floor plans and advanced technology requirements with easy access to power, communications, and other service delivery systems. Utilizing an underfloor air delivery system provides comfortable environmental control and improved air quality. With a built-in energy-efficient design and long-term flexibility, this high performance space will continue to provide sustainability well beyond a successful move-in.

Energy – Lower Column Unit Fan HP, extended use of economizer, and reduced outside air due to better ventilation effectiveness.

Space churn – Reduce costs by at least 50%. With flexible and accessible wire/cable infrastructure and floor mounted plug & play components, changes are easily accommodated using in-house personnel.

HVAC – Floor diffusers are not ducted to the air supply, allowing for better comfort control, more flexible zoning strategies, and improved productivity.



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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