eFlow-Constant Airflow Regulators: At the Heart of 875 Erskine’s Sustainable Innovation
As urban landscapes evolve, so do the technologies that shape their efficiency and sustainability. Within the new Alafia Village in Brooklyn’s East New York, a significant technological marvel stands out: the eFlow-Constant Airflow Regulators (eFlow-CARs) featured in the 875 Erskine development.
eFlow-CARs: Redefining Sustainable Living
875 Erskine, an integral part of the Alafia development, takes sustainable construction to the next level by embracing Passive House standards. One of the component driving this approach is the inclusion of eFlow-CARs, ensuring optimized airflow and energy efficiency within the structure. eFlow-CARS were meticulously integrated utilizing 5″ CARs in custom wall and ceiling assemblies.
The benefits of eFlow-Constant Airflow Regulators are manifold:
Energy Efficiency: By maintaining consistent airflow, eFlow-CARs reduce unnecessary strain on HVAC systems, leading to considerable energy savings.
Enhanced Air Quality: Consistent airflow translates to better indoor air quality, offering a healthier living environment for the residents.
Cost Benefits: With reduced energy consumption, residents can expect substantial savings on utility bills, marrying economic prudence with environmental responsibility.
Achieving seamless integration of the eFlow-CARs in 875 Erskine was a task that required the expertise of industry leaders. eFlow collaborated directly with R&S United Services, Inc, the New York Metro area’s leading HVAC systems provider, to ensure that the eFlow-CARs were meticulously installed to meet the building’s stringent standards.
Alafia Village: A Larger Vision with eFlow at its Core
Beyond 875 Erskine, the broader Alafia Village is set to be a landmark development, providing over 2,400 units of affordable, supportive, and senior housing across a 28-acre campus. With retail spaces, medical facilities, community areas, and more, Alafia Village is bound to be a hub for the community. However, the eFlow-CARs’ inclusion in 875 Erskine is a testament to the project’s forward-thinking approach, emphasizing how integral such innovations are in creating sustainable urban habitats. Given the efficiency of eFlow-CARs, 875 Erskine is also on the path to become eligible for NYSERDA incentives, underlining the project’s commitment to sustainable practices.
In conclusion, while Alafia Village stands as a testament to community-centric urban development, 875 Erskine, with its eFlow-Constant Airflow Regulators, symbolizes the future of sustainable living. As the world continues to grapple with environmental challenges, innovations like eFlow-CARs will undoubtedly pave the way for a greener, healthier urban future.
A Tip of the Hat to the Visionaries
The project’s success is the result of collaborative between Dattner Architects, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, L+M Development Partners, Apex Building Group, RiseBoro Community Partnership, and Services for the UnderServed.
Photo credits: Dattner Architects
eFlow-CAR is a simple solution to balancing ventilation systems. Constant Airflow Regulator is a device that automatically regulates airflows in ventilation systems to constant levels. The passive control element responds to duct pressure, and requires no electric sensors, pneumatic sensors or controls. eFlow-CARspromote high indoor air quality and energy savings.
- UL 2043 Classified
- Composed of fire resistant UL 94 ABS plastic
- Diameters offered: 3”, 4″, 5”, 6”, 8″, 10″
- Operating Pressure Range: 0.08 to 2.4 in w.g. (20-600Pa)
- Airflow settings: 15-765 CFM
- Temperature Limits: -22° to 140°F (-30° to 60°C)
- Suitable for both supply and exhaust applications
- No external power supply needed
- Field Adjustable CFM set point
- Capable of maintaining constant airflow within +- 5% for nominal airflow throughout the target operating pressure range of 0.08 to 2.4 in.
- Standard for Energy Efficient Compliance