NEWTON, Mass. — Aircuity, an airside efficiency solutions company, has announced the receipt of a $3 million investment from CCM US LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based asset management group investing in clean energy and real estate. Aircuity said the investment provides expansion capital to fund its continued growth. Josh Green, managing director for energy at CCM, will join Aircuity’s board.

“Aircuity’s unique airside efficiency solutions, which can be applied in nearly any commercial building, are a great fit with our green building-focused investment strategy,” said Green. “Aircuity has shown that it can deliver significant energy savings and critical information about airside building performance reliably and accurately, while simultaneously improving health and safety for building occupants. The company has a large base of satisfied customers and has built a platform well-positioned for future growth. We are excited about Aircuity’s future plans, and CCM will actively assist Aircuity to accelerate the adoption of its unique solutions by leading owners and operators of commercial real estate.”

According to Aircuity, its solutions can reduce energy use by 40-60 percent in laboratories with a typical payback of less than two years and can deliver a 20-30 percent reduction in energy use in offices, public facilities, and other variable occupant spaces with a payback of 3-5 years. Aircuity’s OptiNet® system continuously monitors a facility’s indoor environment and adjusts the ventilation based on conditions within the space, increasing ventilation if there are more occupants or if airborne contaminants are present and decreasing ventilation when there are fewer occupants or the air is clean. Aircuity Advisor™ Services analyzes the data collected by the OptiNet system to provide insight about the building’s airside performance, helping facility managers maintain energy savings while helping environmental, health, and safety personnel monitor lab indoor air quality.

“CCM’s experience in both commercial real estate and clean energy makes them a great partner for Aircuity,” said Dan Diehl, Aircuity’s chief executive officer. “We know that optimizing ventilation in commercial buildings is the ‘next big thing’ in energy efficiency, and we have learned a lot from our key commercial office customers such as the Durst Organization and Hines. We are excited to add CCM’s perspective to this group.”

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Publication date: 8/5/2013

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