Aldes Updated Selection Software Now Available

American Aldes is thrilled to announce that the new version of Aldes Selector HRV/ERV selection software (v.1.7.5.0.exe) is now available!

Selector  puts you in control

Selector  saves you time and money

Selector  makes it easy to select Aldes units and build equipment schedules

No more tediously comparing specification sheets or relying on factory support staff to help you choose the right model. You and your customers can now build unit selections based on your exact design conditions and specifications:  recovery type, airflow requirements, application, casing and configuration, defrost modes, motors and blowers, controls, custom options, and even heating/cooling coils. Selector generates the most suitable HRV/ERV for your project.

Selector is designed to streamline your workflow. All your selections are stored in the software for quick reference. You can easily copy selections for similar projects. Selector can also generate project schedules to show critical performance data for each unit. Selector allows you to send projects to colleagues and import shared projects directly into your software. All project information is neatly compiled for printing.

How do you get Selector?

Step 1:  Contact Aldes to pre-register for Selector. You will not be able to activate the software without a validated e-mail address.

Step 2: Download the software. Please note that it is an executable file (.exe) and is only accessible to PC users at this time. Contact Aldes if you experience trouble downloading.

Step 3:  Open the software and fill in your contact information. Enter your e-mail (it must be the same address you used to pre-register) and click the button marked “get registration key by e-mail”. Do not close the software.

Step 4:  Check your e-mail to find the key. Return to the software and enter the registration key. Click “Key Validation” to activate your copy of the software.

Step 5:  Review the User’s Manual that is available under “Tools” on the Resources page.

200 Amsterdam, NY to Feature Hundreds of Aldes ZRTs & CARs

Manhattan’s Upper West Side, known for its luxury high rises, stylish boutiques, and upscale restaurants, will soon be home to one of the area’s tallest buildings at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in New York City.  When completed, the 51-story lavish, residential skyscraper will feature 112 apartments, each averaging 3,000 square feet, a heated saltwater pool, a gym, a golf simulator, and hundreds of American Aldes ZRTs and CARs for improved ventilation system performance.  Proud of its integral contribution to the building’s requirements for improved energy efficiency and healthy ventilation needs, Aldes Zone Register Terminals (ZRT’s) will provide on-demand boost airflow in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms to exhaust humidity and odors. Aldes Constant Airflow Regulators (CARs) will also be installed in the makeup air duct systems of the building to automatically regulate airflow in each condo unit to constant rates. These ZRTs and CARs are frequently the preferred ventilation products for multi-family buildings such as apartments and condos across the U.S. for their ease of installation and highly efficient performance.

To see other projects where Aldes products have recently been installed, please visit our Featured Projects Map. To learn more about ZRTs and CARs from American Aldes, visit www.aldes.us.

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New PAX Smart Fan from American Aldes

No wall switch required & fully programmable from your smartphone, the PAX Smart Fan is as beautiful as it is functional. Using only 4 watts of energy, this fan will improve your indoor air quality, while saving you money on utility bills. 

Ideal for small spaces, the PAX Smart Fan quickly and efficiently removes odors and humidity in your bathroom, bedroom or attached garage. With state-of-the-art control technology, the PAX from American Aldes, comes ready to connect and use right out of the box! The award-winning PAX is fully automatic with a continuous setting for constant ventilation, intermittent for spot ventilation, or a combination of both. “Download the free PAX App, and you get more settings, so that your PAX works exactly how you want it to, depending on your specific ventilation needs,” states John Harrell, American Aldes President.

PAX is small, yet powerful, and can circulate up to 65 CFM of conditioned air while using only 4 watts of energy, to keep your energy bills low! The compact PAX is the perfect fan for mobile or tiny homes, garages, and even boats and motorhomes, too. With PAX’s light and moisture sensors, its quiet operation, and simple through-the-wall installation, improving your indoor air quality has never been easier or cooler.  Plus, since each PAX has its own unique identity that you assign, hundreds of PAX fans can be controlled independently from a single smart phone or tablet. “This makes the PAX Smart Fan from American Aldes the best choice for hotels, apartments, or student housing applications,” adds John Harrell.

To learn more about the PAX Fan and other smart ventilation products from American Aldes, visit https://aldes.us/residential-ventilation-product/pax-norte-smart-fan/

American Aldes is the premier manufacturer of ventilation products and systems for homes, multi-family dwellings, hotels, schools, and numerous other residential and commercial applications.  From automatic airflow controls to advanced heat and energy recovery ventilators, American Aldes ventilation products can be found in tens of thousands of high-performing homes and buildings across the United States.  www.aldes.us

New Jersey’s Tallest Tower, 99 Hudson, to Feature Hundreds of Aldes ZRTs & CARs

It’s slated to be the tallest NJ tower in history, with 700+ lavish condos–all designed with the healthy indoor air quality of the residents in mind, thanks to American Aldes ventilation products.

A 79-story condo tower, called 99 Hudson, is underway in Jersey City that will soar nearly 900 feet into the sky with views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. When completed, this multifamily skyscraper will feature over 700 Zone Register Terminals (ZRTs) and 1,000 Constant Airflow Regulators (CARs) from American Aldes, to help maintain healthy indoor air quality and lower utility costs. These condos come with added safety assurances, too, because they’ll feature Aldes ZRTs, and CARs with fire dampers, which are the only ETL Safety Certified assembled ventilation units on the market today!

Aldes ZRTs & CARs are the preferred ventilation products for multifamily dwellings because they provide automatic on-demand and continuous healthy ventilation that delivers both energy and cost saving benefits, while creating a healthier indoor air quality environment.

Partnering again with ADE Systems to secure the sale of ventilation products for the 99 Hudson project, Aldes ZRTs offers flexibility and dynamic control to central exhaust and supply ventilation systems; while Aldes CARs reduce energy usage by automatically regulating airflow in duct systems to constant rates.

When finished, the luxurious Hudson tower will house 781 apartments, retail shops, parking spots and amenities including a spa, fitness center, a poker room, a golf simulator, an outdoor pool, playground, cabanas, fire pits, barbeques, and more. From studio size, up to three-bedroom condos will be sold, with one-bedroom units starting at $889,000 and two-bedrooms, priced from $1.5 million.  Construction of the magnificent tower is expected to be completed in 2019.

Aldes ZRTs  and CARs have been installed in thousands of apartments, condos, and other multifamily buildings across the United States and beyond. To see other projects where Aldes products have recently been installed, please visit our Featured Projects Map.

American Aldes Raises the Bar on Home Ventilation with Improved VentZone® Systems

American Aldes announces exciting changes to its residential heat and energy recovery ventilators and VentZone® Systems. These design advances still have all the features home builders, HVAC installers, and home owners find valuable, such as energy efficiency and healthy indoor air quality, plus simplified installation and greater compatibility with other controllers.

American Aldes is pleased to announce the newly designed VentZone® System, the most advanced and effective home ventilation system on the market today. The system combines zoned bathroom exhaust plus whole-house ventilation with a single heat or energy recovery ventilator. For the homeowner, this means healthy indoor air quality throughout the home with extra boost ventilation in the bathrooms as needed while maximizing energy efficiency.

Traditional systems ventilate a bathroom in one of two ways; individual fans for each bathroom, or an inline bathroom fan connected to all bathrooms. The former is expensive as it requires purchasing, installing, and ducting several fans plus installing a vent in the exterior of the home for each bathroom. The later wastes energy and can over ventilate a home since all bathroom exhaust is either on or off and does not allow the homeowner to operate ventilation in each bathroom independently.

The innovative VentZone® System provides centralized, zoned bathroom exhaust plus whole house ventilation with a single heat or energy recovery ventilator. It gives the homeowner the ability to turn on individual bathroom ventilation as needed, yet only requires one ventilator to provide exhaust for all the bathrooms.

As air is removed from the bathrooms through ALDES’ patented Zone Register Terminals® (ZRT), it it passes through an ALDES heat or energy recovery ventilator (also called an air exchanger). As air is being exhausted from the home, fresh air is also being brought in at the same rate. The air exchanger tempers the incoming air using the energy from the outgoing air without the air streams mixing. This provides balanced ventilation, avoids negative pressure on the home, and improves indoor air quality while maximizing energy recovery. The technology built inside the air exchanger does this in the most energy efficient manner possible to avoid losing heating or cooling energy from within the home.

American Aldes’ VentZone® System and Aldes ZRTs are both past recipients of the Innovation Award for Ventilation by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

The company has built upon this already-successful system in several ways.

  • Near universal compatibility with advance dry contact control, allowing direct interlock with HVAC systems and most air exchanger controls.
  • Onboard low-voltage supply to power up to five Aldes Zone Register Terminals (ZRTs). The entire system is designed for ease of installation by a single trade in most cases.

Ventzone® kits are available for homes with 2-5 bathrooms. Each kit includes an ERV or HRV, Zone Register Terminals (ZRTs) and controls for each ZRT.
“Forward-thinking builders and HVAC installers have recognized the benefits of VentZone® System for years, and homeowners appreciate the energy savings year after year,” said Tom Heidel, Residential and Ecommerce Business Development Manager at American Aldes. “These improvements take the award-winning Aldes VentZone® System even further in terms of healthy indoor air quality, energy savings, and ease of installation.”

Click on the video below for a demonstration.

About American ALDES
American ALDES is the premier manufacturer of ventilation products and systems for homes, multi-family dwellings, hotels, schools and numerous other commercial applications. Products are designed for superior airflow control, energy-efficient performance, and a healthy indoor environment.
American ALDES is a based in Florida and is a subsidiary of the ALDES Group, an international, family owned group of more than 1,300 employees and 17 subsidiaries in 13 countries. More information on VentZone® Systems is available at https://aldes.us/ventzone-iaq .

What is a Central Ventilation System?

Maybe you’ve heard the terms central ventilation, local ventilation and hybrid ventilation and wondered what’s the difference and why does it matter? Here’s a brief explanation to help sort it out.

A central ventilation system can be defined as a centrally located ventilator specifically designed to provide controlled, continuous, low-level movement of air in and out of the home for general ventilation. It contributes to healthy indoor air for everyone in the home, and protects the home from mold and mildew.

A central ventilation system provides low-level, continuous flow using one of three methods: supply, exhaust or balanced. The continuous low-level flow of air removes and dilutes the pollutants commonly found in homes. A central ventilation system should not be confused with a central heating or air conditioning handling unit.

Local ventilation, such as bathroom and kitchen fans, is designed to remove the high levels of humidity, odors, and other pollutants that are typically created by common activities such as take a shower or cooking. This type of ventilation eliminates these pollutants at the source, but it does not capture it all. Local ventilation methods do not have the distribution efficiency to provide the whole-house continuous ventilation that tight homes need.

Hybrid ventilation systems provide continuous low-level ventilation for the entire home, as well as local (or boost) ventilation for kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms, if necessary. Some systems have the additional benefit of a heat or energy recovery ventilator to maximize heating and cooling efficiency. See the Aldes VentZone® Zoned IAQ with Heat or Energy Recovery video for details and benefits of this method.

Obtaining Credits for Ventilation Systems under LEED for Homes Program

This document is a guideline of the maximum potential points American Aldes ventilation products can contribute to obtaining certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Homes Rating System. Future documents will summarize points available from other LEED programs such as LEED for Homes Mid-rise; LEED Homes Initiative for Affordable Housing; REGREEN Residential Remodeling Program; and LEED for New Construction. This information is based on the LEED for Homes Rating System, January 2008.

The information in this document is intended to help promote participation in the LEED for Homes program and show how American Aldes ventilation products contribute towards available Certification Levels. This document is strictly an interpretation of the program; final credit approval is subject to the interpretation of the USGBC and the approved LEED for Homes Provider.

American Aldes ventilation products provide solutions to meet Prerequisites under the Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) category and up to 18 points in the LEED for Homes Rating System. These points can be a simple way to obtain a significant portion of the LEED for Homes certification thresholds.

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Clean Air Solutions for Homes Impacted by Wildfires

American Aldes has developed clean air solutions that positively pressurize homes with filtered fresh air to help prevent the infiltration of unwanted contaminants. Wildfires can spread ash and soot for hundreds of miles. Homeowners often complain of dust and ash build-up inside their homes, even though they are far removed from the danger of flames. Most people do not understand the cause or how this may affect their health, and even fewer understand that a solution exists to minimize this phenomenon.

Ash, soot, and dust enter homes and apartments through leaks and infiltration points such as windows, doors, and common crevices around wall penetrations. Wind and negative pressure, which is caused by exhaust fans or leaky air conditioning duct systems, are generally the cause for “pulling” these contaminants into the home. Similar to other hazardous contaminants, ash and corresponding dust can cause health problems for millions of people.

More than ever, homeowners are in need of solutions that filter the air brought into their homes so their families are not exposed to the dangerous particulates caused by wildfires. The EPA reports that there are approximately 2 million emergency room visits per year in the United States due to asthma attacks, and 19% of families have at least one asthmatic person. The toxic smoke and ash resulting from wildfires can severely aggravate asthmatic symptoms and can be problematic and even dangerous for all people in higher concentrations.

American Aldes recommends keeping homes sealed as tightly as possible and using mechanical ventilation to provide the clean, fresh air that is necessary for good health. Sealing a home tightly without providing a source of filtered, fresh air from outside is dangerous and can trap all kinds of pollutants inside a home. The EPA estimates that the air inside a home is 2 to 5 times as polluted as the air outside a home.

Filtering Supply Ventilator (FSVS) filters outside air to remove contaminants and particulates before introducing a continuous, low-volume of fresh air into a home. This fresh air would then be cleaned for distribution throughout the home, either by an existing air conditioning and/or heating system’s ducts, or directly with its own duct system.

Blending Ventilator (BVS) is a type of supply ventilator that also blends conditioned air from inside a home with precise amounts of fresh air from outside the home before distributing the tempered-filtered air to habitable living spaces. A Blending Ventilator provides the additional benefit of filtering both indoor and outdoor air. Important Note: If fires are in very close proximity, fresh air supply ventilation systems should be turned off to avoid inducing sparks or embers into a home.

Both of these filtered supply air strategies can create positive air pressurization of the home, preventing unwanted contaminants such as smoke, ash and other volatile organic compounds from entering the home through uncontrolled leakage points.

As an example, thousands of homes and apartments surrounding airports use American Aldes BVS and FSVS Ventilators to provide filtered fresh air under the federally funded FAA Noise Mitigation Program. These types of programs are intended to minimize noise, airplane exhaust soot, and pollution from entering homes surrounding airports.

BVS and FSVS fans are available as kits or standalone fans. See Residential System Solutions and Fans for more details.

Upper East Side, 83-unit Luxury Condominium Residence to Include Aldes Products

New York City’s Upper East Side is known for its luxury high rises, stylish boutiques, and upscale restaurants. One of newest additions is The Kent, an elegant 30-story, 83-unit condominium residence just a few blocks from Central Park. Among the amenities are an indoor pool and sauna, fitness center, sound lounge, canine spa, and zoned ventilation with centralized heating and cooling systems that include American Aldes Zone Register Terminals (ZRTs) and Constant Airflow Regulators (CARs).

Aldes ZRTs provide on-demand boost airflow, typically used in bathrooms and laundry rooms to exhaust humidity and odors. Aldes CARs automatically regulate airflow in duct systems to constant rates. These ZRTs and CARs are frequently the preferred ventilation products for multi-family buildings such as apartments and condominiums for simplicity and performance.

Architect Beyer Binder Belle has offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. and have been involved in such high profile projects as Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, the Apollo Theater. New York-based Interior designer Champalimaud has won awards for projects across the globe. Developer Extell’s full service real estate development team has nearly three decades of experience in New York and beyond.

The Kent topped out earlier this year and is expected to be complete in early 2018. The two to five-bedroom condominium residences are expected to bring $2.4M to over $20M each.

Aldes ZRTs and CARs have been installed in hundreds of apartments, condos, and other multifamily buildings across the United States and beyond. In New York City alone, manufacturer’s representative A.D.E. Systems has facilitated the sale of Aldes products in The Enclave at Cathedral, Citizen 360, 53w53, 520 Park Avenue and many others in the Big Apple. To see other projects where Aldes products have recently been installed, please visit our Featured Projects Map.

Nearly 1,000 Aldes airflow & zone control products to be installed in The Legacy Minneapolis

Take a drive along the Mississippi River in the Mill District of Minneapolis and you’ll see one of the city’s largest developments underway, The Legacy Minneapolis. The 374-unit condo development borders Gold Medal Park and is spread out over 3 connected sections; a 14-story tower, and 8-story tower and a 17-story tower. The staggered design is intended to visually separate what would have otherwise been one large tower per the original building plans. Inside, American Aldes Zone Register Terminals (ZRT) and Constant Airflow Regulators (CAR) will help maintain energy-efficient, effective airflow throughout the building to each residence.

Aldes ZRTs provide on-demand boost airflow, typically used in bathrooms and laundry rooms to exhaust humidity and odors.  Aldes CARs automatically regulate airflow in duct systems to constant rates. These ZRTs and CARs are frequently the preferred ventilation products for multi-family buildings such as apartments and condominiums for simplicity and performance.

Shamrock Development—the company spearheading The Legacy Minneapolis—is no stranger to the city. Shamrock has developed over 5,000 lots over the past 30 years throughout the metropolitan area, with the late Jim Stanton at the helm. Mr. Stanton passed away in June, 2017. The building has been designed with an eye to providing residents with common spaces and a sense of community, including roof terraces, exercise space, a dog run, rain garden, pool, spa, roof deck with lawn bowling, fire bowls and gas grills. It is expected to open in fall 2018.

Aldes ZRTs and CARs have been installed in hundreds of apartments, condos, and other multifamily buildings across the United States and beyond. In Minneapolis alone, Aldes products have been installed in JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America, Pentagon Apartments, The Bridges, Radisson Blu Minneapolis, 4 Marq and others. Please visit our Featured Project Map to learn more.