14 great solutions
Welcome to the third installment of Building Design+Construction’s “Great Solutions,” highlighting 14 innovative technologies and products that you can put to work in your next project.
HIGH-EFFICIENCY CEILING FANS
Big you-know-what fan goes small this time
Touted as “the first small fan that deserves to be called a Big Ass Fan,” Haiku is a 60-inch commercial ceiling fan from the maker of industrial large-diameter, low-speed fans. Unlike most ceiling fans that use low-cost AC motors and require 100 or more watts at top speed, Haiku fans use concealed, cool-running motors for increased energy efficiency. They come in advanced composite materials or hand-finished, laminated bamboo.
The fan won a Red Dot Product Design Award for Interior Design and an Australian International Design Award. It was named a BuildingGreen Top 10 green product for 2013 and was featured in BD+C’s “GreenZone” at Greenbuild in San Francisco.