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Commercial/Public Spaces

Gilligan’s Backpackers / Rusty’s Markets

Cairns, Australia

The tropical climate of Cairns made Gilligan’s Backpackers and its customers uncomfortably hot, and air con alone wasn’t cutting it. After installing Big Ass Fans® indoors and out, the improved air movement has led to happier customers and lower energy costs.

Solution: Powerfoil X SeriesEssence
Education

Mount Alvernia College

Brisbane, AU

Mount Alvernia College needed a natural and innovative way to increase comfort in their learning spaces without the use of air con. For powerful air movement with a simple look, they turned to Haiku® by Big Ass Fans®.

Solution: Haiku Fans
Commercial/Public Spaces

Bedarra Island Resort

Queensland, Australia

Passionate about preserving its surrounding island environment, Bedarra Island Resort made the decision to ditch its inefficient diesel-run operation in favor of a more sustainable system. The resort installed 44 Haiku® fans to improve visitor comfort and enhance the overall guest experience.

Solution: Haiku Fans
Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Queensland, Australia

Customer complaints of stagnant air led Anytime Fitness Hamilton to blast more air conditioning but then power bills spiked. So the fitness center installed three Big Ass Fans. The result: happy customers and 20 percent savings on utility bills.

Solution: EssenceHaiku
Fitness

Eade Fitness 24/7

Olean, New York

Eade Fitness 24/7 needed an energy-efficient way to keep members focused and comfortable in its new 2000-sq-ft (186-sq-m) free weight area. Portable fans used too much energy, provided too little airflow, and created dangerous tripping hazards.

Solution: Haiku Fans
Education

Monterey Road Elementary

Atascadero, California

Climate control improvements were at the top of the to-do list when Monterey Road Elementary School completed a multimillion-dollar upgrade. The school chose to install two 60-inch (1.5-m) Haiku® fans in each classroom, 32 in total, bringing the school’s comfort level into the 21st century.

Solution: Haiku
Industrial

Seifert MTM Systems

North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Wall-mounted heaters at Seifert MTM Systems in Rhode Island were positioned near the ceiling, sending hot air right to the roof and leaving workers on the ground out in the cold. A 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X fan helps send the heat where it is actually needed.

Solution: Powerfoil X
Industrial

Engineered Medical Systems

Memphis, Tennessee

Shaping steel into lifesaving medical equipment requires a fair bit of heat, which left machinists at Engineered Medical Systems in Memphis stuck working in pockets of hot air. Three Powerfoil®X2.0 fans from Big Ass Fans prevented a $100,000-plus A/C retrofit and help employees feel cooler.

Solution: Powerfoil X Series
Commercial/Public Spaces

Bullitt Center

Seattle, Washington

To adhere to a strict energy budget at the Bullitt Center—hailed as the world’s greenest office building—tenants turned to extremely efficient products such as the Haiku® ceiling fan. Haiku fans, in sustainable Moso bamboo, work silently with other green features to keep the office comfortable while saving energy.

Solution: Haiku
Fitness

Hoist Fitness Systems

Poway, California

Hoist Fitness Systems, which produces strength training and indoor cycling products, needed to keep its hot assembly area and showroom/workout facility cool. Custom-painted Essence® fans keep the spaces cool and comfortable for just pennies per hour.

Solution: Essence
Commercial/Public Spaces

Mellow Mushroom

Atlanta, Georgia

Mellow Mushroom needed a way to cool down its patio in Atlanta, and four small, conventional ceiling fans weren’t doing the job. A custom-painted 12-ft (3.6-m) Essence® fan makes a serious statement on the patio, moving slowly to create a cooling breeze that won’t blow away napkins, bills or menus.

Solution: Essence
Motor Vehicles

Dondelinger Chevrolet

Baxter, Minnesota

Dondelinger Chevrolet struggled to keep customers warm in Baxter, Minnesota, where January temps average -4°F (-20°C). A 12-ft (3.6-m) Essence® by Big Ass Fans® helps circulate warm air, keeping the showroom toasty warm even on ridiculously cold days.

Solution: Essence
Motor Vehicles

Luck Stone

Manakin Sabot, Virginia

Heavy machinery technicians at Luck Stone Corporation heated their shop with propane and recycled oil, but the hot air went straight to the facility’s 30-ft (9.1-m) ceiling. A 20-ft (6-m) Powerfoil® brings all that warmth back down to earth.

Solution: Powerfoil
Agriculture

Lexington Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine

Lexington, Kentucky

To keep horses comfortable as they prepared for or recovered from surgery, a Lexington equine health clinic installed a 12-ft (3.7-m) Powerfoil®X fan in its barn. The fan creates a breeze throughout the barn, improving air quality, and helping horses and humans stay cool all summer long.

Solution: Powerfoil X
Aviation

Hangar 25 – Bob Hope Airport

Burbank, California

The world’s first LEED Platinum® aviation hangar looked to Big Ass Fans® not only to keep temperatures consistent, but also to keep birds out of the building. Seven 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®Plus fans increased air circulation, making the hangar feel 10 to 20°F (5.5 to 11.1°C) cooler while discouraging airborne pests.

Solution: Powerfoil Plus
Agriculture

Walter P. Rawl & Sons

Pelion, South Carolina

Large translucent panels allowed daylight to heat up the maintenance shop at Walter P. Rawl & Sons, making it difficult to keep comfortable in the summer, and high ceilings trapped heat in the winter. Two 20-ft (6.1-m) Powerfoil®X fans now keep the space comfortable all year.

Solution: Powerfoil X
Motor Vehicles

Greenwood Ford Lincoln

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Auto technicians at Greenwood Ford Lincoln of Bowling Green, Kentucky, were using portable lights to see under the hoods of the cars they were repairing. Big Ass Solutions® installed 104 super-bright Big Ass Light™ LED fixtures. So long, flashlights. Hello lasting illumination.

Solution: Powerfoil 8
Industrial

Custom Vinyl

When Custom Vinyl Products Inc. moved into a new, larger facility, they needed more air circulation, but didn’t want to install expensive ductwork. Three 18-ft (5.4-m) diameter Powerfoil®X fans provide air circulation for all while contributing to lower gas bills.

Solution: Powerfoil X
Government

Fire Station No. 7

Gulfport, Mississippi

When the Gulfport, Mississippi, fire station was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, architects redesigned it with energy efficiency in mind. A Big Ass Fan® helps regulate temperatures and keeps energy costs low, all while ridding the building of exhaust fumes.

Solution: Powerfoil X
Government

Kentucky National Guard

Kentucky

Constantly-opening hangar doors made it hard to regulate temperatures at the Kentucky National Guard aircraft maintenance hangar. A Powerfoil®X2.0 increases airflow, improving summer comfort and making the heating system more efficient in the winter.

Solution: Powerfoil X Series
Fitness

Kentucky Indoor Soccer and Sports

Lexington, Kentucky

With 300 soccer teams competing in the facility year round, Kentucky Indoor Soccer and Sports struggled to keep players and spectators comfortable. Two 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X fans make the winter months more comfortable by pushing down warm air from the ceiling, and create cooling breezes in the summer.

Solution: Powerfoil X
Commercial/Public Spaces

W Bali

Seminyak, Bali
Agriculture

Nebraska State Fair

Grand Island, Nebraska

The Nebraska State Fair Board needed a way to efficiently improve indoor air quality and comfort for both two- and four-legged fair visitors. Big Ass Fans® have improved indoor conditions so much that the fair is now “signing up shows faster than [it] can accommodate.”

Solution: Powerfoil X
Agriculture

Three Bears Farm

Cartersville, Georgia

Three Bears Farm needed better air movement when it upgraded its facility with a new indoor riding arena and an updated barn. Six Powerfoil®X fans, ranging from 12 feet (3.7 m) to 24 feet (7.3 m) in diameter, keep horses and riders cool even in hot, humid Georgia summers.

Solution: Powerfoil X Series