A great architect uses nature’s lessons to bring the outdoors in, creating habitable spaces that allow people to enjoy the best of both worlds. Award-winning architect John Grable explains:
“We’re trying to be smart. We’re trying to get out of the sun and blend in with the environment. And if you’re thinking about how to minimize the need to consume energy and to sustain it, then you’re on point from now into the future. If you look back before air conditioning there were so many innovative and wonderful ceiling fans. When the air conditioner came in, it killed that industry for a while and those left standing just continued to manufacture what they had. Big Ass Fans made quantum leaps in ceiling fans and the natural evolution of that innovative thought process was Haiku. It was time to simplify [the fan] down to its bare essence.”
Frank Kent Motors
Being one of the oldest family-owned car dealerships in Texas, Frank Kent Motor Company is no stranger to the Texas-sized heat that rolls around each summer. To help combat the heat, two 8-ft. diameter Isis® fans and two 18-ft. Basic 6™ fans were installed in Frank Kent facilities. These high volume, low speed fans provide comfort with and without AC systems, mixing the conditioned air or working solo to create a cooling breeze, helping Frank Kent Motor Company carry on the family tradition.
Working on historical aircrafts for The Cavanaugh Flight Museum seems cool. Working on historical aircrafts in triple digit temperatures with no airflow….not so cool. Located in Addison, Texas, the summer heat made the non-conditioned hangars an uncomfortable place for mechanics to work, and also made an event hangar undesirable for rentals. To beat the heat, two Basic 6 fans move a massive volume of air, making mechanics and guests in the hangar more comfortable.
Big Ass Fans’ Isaac Fedyniak named to the 2013 CSE 40 Under 40 list
Isaac Fedyniak, a member of the growing engineering team at Big Ass Fans, has been named to Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 2013 40 Under 40 Award. This exclusive list is published annually, recognizing building industry professionals age 40 and younger who stand out in all aspects of their lives.
Fedyniak, who recently began developing a new Building Solutions division of Big Ass Fans, combines his academic knowledge and technical skills with a practical understanding of design requirements to excel in his field. Previously a senior project manager and electrical engineer with a consulting engineer firm, he played a key role in numerous high profile projects across the country, including several of the first net-zero facilities in the country.
HI HOPES FARM
When multiple box fans scattered throughout Hi Hopes Farm broke down and failed to provide adequate air circulation, owners had “high hopes” for Big Ass Fans. The farm installed ten matrix composite Haiku® fans in barn aisle ways, five Isis® fans above the stalls and one Powerfoil®8 fan in the hay and shavings storage barn. Owners, riders and horses are happy with the Big Ass Fans
Isis Ceiling Fan by Big Ass Fans
Isis ceiling fan in copper and black. Installation at the residence of Don C. of Utah.