Essence Ceiling Fan by Big Ass Solutions

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Essence

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Ceiling Fan

INSPIRATION:
Oftentimes, in air-conditioned spaces like worship facilities, offices, schools and restaurants, comfort is rarely easy—or inexpensive—to achieve. Often installed in these commercial settings with tall ceilings and open floor plans were conventional, residentially-sized ceiling fans incapable of significant air movement. Our engineers sought to develop a ceiling fan for air-conditioned spaces that, while lightweight, stylish and silent, provided effective air movement. They replaced the traditional, geared motor with a maintenance-free, permanent magnet drive, eliminating noise and potential oil leaks; then they added an electronic control to further reduce noise. The result was Essence—both an essential money-saving machine and a work of art.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Essence is both an essential money-saving machine and a work of art. Ranging from 8 to 14 feet (2.4 to 4.3 meters) in diameter, Essence was developed to excel both indoors and out. With its high-efficiency, direct drive motor, Essence provides the air movement needed in large spaces like lobbies, pavilions and music venues to seaside dining and open-air theatres. A single Essence does the work of more than 28 standard 52-inch (1.3 meters) ceiling fans at just one-seventh of the operating costs.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Essence’s onboard electronic microprocessors offer design flexibility and multiple control options. Lightweight and easy to install, Essence comes with a 10-year warranty with factory installation, ensuring smooth, silent airflow year-round. Essence the mighty air mover you’ll never hear but always feel with a wireless remote, automation system or wall-mounted dial.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
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FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Unlike boisterous, industrial-fan gearboxes, Essence’s motor, with its potent permanent magnets and sensorless electronic controls, is fit for sound-sensitive environments like churches; the motor also features multiple microprocessors, offering design flexibility and enabling you to make Essence the mighty air mover you’ll never hear but always feel with a wireless remote, automation system or wall-mounted dial.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Essence ranges from 8 to 14 feet (2.4 to 4.3 meters) in diameter. Depending on the diameter of the fan, Essence weighs between 75 and 96 pounds (34 to 44 kilograms). Essence is suitable for ceilings as low as 12 feet.

TAGS:
Ceiling Fan, Technology, Indoor, Outdoor, Efficient

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
When approaching the design process, we identified every shortcoming of existing fan designs, from their design to their operation, and built the Essence from the ground up to address these problems. Essence’s redesigned motor ensure efficient, silent air movement, while the sleek design and array of customizable options makes it the perfect ceiling fan for large commercial spaces.

ADDED DATE:
2014-02-25 08:14:54

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Big Ass Solutions, 2013.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Big Ass Solutions

PROFILE:
Our provocative moniker originated with the massive overhead fans we perfected to bring comfort and energy savings to similarly sized industrial buildings. Today, though, Big Ass Solutions is much more than industrial—and much more than Big Ass Fans. Big Ass means quality, form and function to solve problems in the built environment. So what the heck does that mean? It’s having a veritable herd of engineers on staff and the world’s only R&D facility (which is LEED® Gold, no less) dedicated to testing air movement on a grand scale. It’s speaking to our customers directly to understand and solve their problems. But mostly it’s an insatiable drive to improve, engineer, design, test, re-engineer, re-design and re-test until we get it just right. And then start over again. It’s applying our Big Ass approach to other problems, and inventing or reinventing solutions. We don’t do things halfway. We go Big Ass. And that’s precisely why there’s No Equal™.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Essence Ceiling Fan by Big Ass Solutions is a Nominee in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Essence Ceiling Fan by Big Ass Solutions is Winner in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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