BOULDER, Colo., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZOO Fans was announced as the winner of this year's Gold Award for Best New Product for Facilities, Maintenance and Plant Operations in New Equipment Digest's King Awards. The King Awards competition, named after long-time chief editor Bob King, was established to honor "superior industrial product innovation and inventive products that enable all involved in manufacturing to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively."
ZOO Fans, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, was recognized for its line of small, energy-saving destratification fans. With fast payback periods of just 1-2 years, the fans noticeably improve comfort and dramatically reduce energy consumption in buildings with high ceilings. Their innovative, patented design gently mixes the air, evening the temperature from ceiling-to-floor and wall-to-wall. By eliminating hot and cold spots, ZOO Fans make it easier to heat and cool a large space. And the energy saving power of these fans is often substantial, typically from 20-40%.
"We're honored to be recognized with the Gold Award for Facilities, Maintenance and Plant Operation," said Jeff Benton, ZOO Fans' founder and president. "I think what people appreciate most about our fans is that they literally make you feel good while you're saving energy. No trade-offs -- just improved comfort and fast payback."
A plant supervisor in a facility that was already LEED's gold-rated, was surprised by the almost immediate improvement to the work environment after the installation of energy-efficient ZOO Fans. "The vests and coveralls came off and we felt something we don't usually feel in here in the winter time -- warm air!" he remarked. The engineers were more impressed by the 30% improvement in "energy cost per dollar of manufactured product." Improved productivity can magnify the impact of creating a more comfortable work environment.
"The idea of using fans to smooth out the temperature wrinkles inside a building isn't new," said Mike Johnson, ZOO Fans Director of Sales and a 35-year veteran of the HVAC industry. "This new design just solves a lot of the problems you encounter along the way in the real world, such as inventory racks, overhead obstructions, hoses or cables hanging down or refrigerated cases, just to name a few," Johnson explained. "These fans fit in almost anywhere -- they're easy to install and to direct, you can control them just about any way you want, and they're made in a country I'm quite fond of, the U S of A!" he concluded, obviously proud of what ZOO Fans have to offer.
If you heat or cool a high-ceiling facility and you're looking for a low-cost, high-impact sustainable solution to rising energy costs, you may want to consider this year's NED Gold Award winner, ZOO Fans. For more information, please visit zoofans.com, email [email protected], or call 855-ZOO-FANS (855-966-3267).
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