IQ by ALDES – Finalist in the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition

Aldes North America is pleased to announce the AHR Expo and its co-sponsors, ASHRAE and AHRI recently recognized the IQ by ALDES as a Finalist in the Ventilation Category of the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition.

Innovation = Energy Savings

IQ by ALDES is an intelligent ERV/HRV-integrated vertical fan coil (VFC) for high-rise apartments, condominiums, assisted living, and hotels. The IQ-VFC takes all the benefits of a standard vertical fan coil and builds in the energy-efficient ventilation of an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) or Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV). The result is a heating, cooling, and ventilation solution that works smarter, saves space, and reduces costs.

The IQ-VFC combines two traditionally separate systems into one compact and fully integrated heating, cooling, and ventilation solution. The built-in heat or energy recovery ventilator utilizes highly efficient EC motors to provide up to 120 CFM and multiple speeds. The low volume continuous can be easily programed in the field, with low-voltage accessories providing additional control over Indoor Air Quality. Designed to handle humidity even in extreme cold temperatures with Positive Protect™, the exhaust air is ducted directly from the bathroom, maximizing system efficiency and performance, while eliminating the need for additional fans or costly central systems. By building the H/ERV directly into the vertical fan coil chassis, the need for additional access panels or power supplies are eliminated.

The result is a heating, cooling, and ventilation solution that works smarter, saves space, and reduces costs.

Interested in learning more? Contact our sales engineers today!

ALDES InspirAIR® Compact ERV featured in Clippership Apartments on the Wharf

Clippership Apartments on the Wharf a new waterfront luxury apartments in East Boston, MA features over 400 ALDES InspirAIR® Compact ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) providing high-efficiency ventilation to residents. East Boston’s newest neighborhood features impressive indoor and outdoor spaces which include: amphitheater, water taxi, ClipArt Gallery, kayak center and pet washing station. Residents also enjoy uninterrupted views of Boston’s Harbor waterfront!

Aldes InspirAIR™ Compact Multi-Family Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) have been thoughtfully engineered for use in apartments, condos, and other multi-family dwellings. At a mere 9-1/4″ tall, the E130-HR-N fits easily into tight spaces. The bottom access panel allows for installation close to or above the ceiling.  The E130-HR-N’s airflow circuits can be calibrated electronically, eliminating the need for resistance-inducing balancing dampers and improving overall efficiency. Other key features include: High Latent Transfer (HLT) membrane heat exchanger, controller and filter options and easy-clean interior lining.

Manufacturer’s representative Buckley Associates, Inc. facilitated the sale of ALDES products at Clippership Wharf.

WSP is the mechanical engineer, and mechanical contractor is Sagamore Plumbing & Heating Project.

Developer Lendlease.

Redevelopment of historic wharf in East Boston, Clippership Wharf provides public access to the shoreline for the first time in more than 25 years and has been awarded LEED v4 Silver for Neighborhood Development. The development includes energy efficiency systems and renewable energy from roof-top photovoltaics.

Aldes’ quiet, high-efficiency ventilation solutions are perfect for improving indoor air quality while saving energy and reducing operating costs. From automatic airflow controls to advanced heat and energy recovery ventilators, Aldes has the right product for your project. Aldes North America products can be found in high-performing homes and buildings across North America. To see other projects where Aldes products have recently been installed, visit our Featured Projects Map.

To Better Serve Customers, Aldes is Transforming Our North American Operations

Success requires bold change. Aldes is excited to announce a new chapter for our operations in North America. On Jan. 1, 2020, American Aldes and Aldes Canada are becoming one entreprise: Aldes North America. The companies are combining their resources and expertise into a single, cohesive entity that will be even greater than the sum of its parts.

Transforming into Aldes North America will provide an improved customer experience for our partners with one cohesive sales and customer service team, providing decreased lead time and increased responsiveness. Through this transformation, Aldes’s growth is projected to triple by 2025.

The Road of Growth

During this process, we’ll be hiring additional talent, combining resources and expanding our footprint throughout North America. It’s all part of our mission to be the leader in providing superior-quality IAQ and energy-efficient HVAC solutions to the residential and commercial markets.

As one being, Aldes North America will combine the strengths of American Aldes and Aldes Canada. We will continue to be an industry leader in both residential and commercial air-to-air heat and energy recovery products. The transformation will open the market in Canada for airside products (automatic airflow controls, residential in-line fans and patented demand control devices for commercial applications) currently only offered in the U.S. The new company will offer a sustainable competitive advantage through continual innovation in products and solutions found in high-performing homes and buildings across North America.

What’s Next?

We’re excited about the rebranding. In the interim, however, it will be business as usual for the Aldes family. The friends, partners, customers and other stakeholders of American Aldes and Aldes Canada can expect a seamless transition. For more information on the transformation, visit and The new Aldes North America website will launch in early 2020.

Skyline Tower, Queens’ tallest building to include over 800 American Aldes ZRT-PDILs & CERB-CS-II

Skyline Tower (23-15 44th Drive Long Island, NY) a new 802 luxury LIC condominium residence, stands 778 feet tall making it the tallest building in New York outside of Manhattan. The 67-story residential tower amenities include a fitness center with a 75-foot swimming pool, a sauna and spa, a yoga room, laundry room, a children’s playroom, and multiple lounges for residents. Residents will also be able to enjoy uninterrupted views of Midtown Manhattan and the sunsets looking west, along with high-efficiency indoor air quality ventilation from American Aldes Parallel Damper In-line Zone Terminals (ZRT-PDIL) and Ceiling-Mount Constant Exhaust Register Box with Adjustable CAR-II (CERB-CS-II)

The patent-pending ZRT-PDIL are designed to introduce flexibility and dynamic demand control to central supply or exhaust ventilation systems without the need for individual fans or VAV (variable air volume) terminal units. Each ZRT-PDIL is a combination control damper and constant airflow regulators (CAR-II) preventing noise and excessive energy consumption caused by over-ventilation.

The CERB assembly provides a low-cost solution to balancing ventilation and exhaust systems, essentially eliminating the need for on-site balancing.

Project designed by Hill West Architects, developer United Construction & Development Group.

Cosentini Associates is the mechanical engineer and contractor, epic Mechanical Contractor, LLC

Manufacturer’s representative A.D.E. Systems facilitated the sale of Aldes products in Skyline Tower and many others in the Big Apple.

Construction is slated for completion by 2021 and move-ins to begin in 2020.

American Aldes’ quiet, high-efficiency ventilation solutions are perfect for improving indoor air quality while saving energy and reducing operating costs. From automatic airflow controls to advanced heat and energy recovery ventilators, American Aldes has the right product for your project. American Aldes products can be found in high-performing homes and buildings across United States. To see other projects where Aldes products have recently been installed, visit our Featured Projects Map.

Aldes ZRTs & CARs featured in Fifteen Hudson Yards

Fifteen Hudson Yards (553 West 30th Street New York, NY), an elegant 88-stories, 285-unit condominium residence designed to LEED Gold standards opened earlier this year in the Hudson Yard’s Eastern Yard. The neighborhood was recently named NYC’s first LEED Gold Neighborhood Development by the United States Green Building Council for its green infrastructure and responsible urban design. Among the world-class residence amenities include: an indoor 75-foot swimming pool, 3,500-square-foot fitness facility including spa and salon, collaborative work space, concierge services, and zoned ventilation with centralized heating and cooling systems that include American Aldes Zone Register Terminals (ZRTs) and Constant Airflow Regulators (CARs).

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 with ADE Systems to secure the sale of ventilation products for Fifteen 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.

Aldes ZRTs and CARs have been installed in hundreds 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.

Energy Efficient Apartments in Manahawkin to Include 60 American Aldes ERV Units


Cornerstone at Grassy Hollow, a new energy efficient income restricted apartment community located in Manahawkin, New Jersey is scheduled to open mid-December 2019. Comprising 60 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes. Cornerstone at Grassy Hollow features a diverse mix of amenities, including private entrances to each home, a children’s tot lot, basketball court, and a community clubhouse. Each high-performance apartment features American Aldes (E110-TF) Standard Residential Energy Recovery Ventilator providing the homeowner energy and cost savings with balanced indoor air quality ventilation.

The project led by the Walters Group raises the standard for sustainability in New Jersey by building affordable LEED certified Walters communities.

Energy Efficient Apartments in Utah to Include 600 American Aldes ERV Units

Soleil Lofts, a brand-new luxury eco-friendly apartment community located in Herriman, Utah is scheduled to open September 2019. The community utilizes clean energy by generating 75% of the energy onsite and offers state-of-the-art battery storage, plus back-up power in each apartment home. Among the amenities are a community garden, fitness center, yoga studio, on-site convenience store, and improved indoor air quality in each home with American Aldes InspirAIR® Compact (E80-HF-N) Energy Recovery Ventilator.

American Aldes multi-family line of HRV/ERV—InspirAIR® Compact—are sized just right for smaller living spaces like condos, apartments, or dorms, and, deliver between 80 and 130 CFM of fresh, filtered air. Our E80-HRG-N unit includes the first in-suite air exchanger to offer an automatic free cooling economizer function feature that saves energy by using cool outdoor air to help reduce the demand for air conditioning during spring and fall. The slim height of just 9” easily fits above suspended ceilings.

To learn about other projects where Aldes products have been installed, please visit American Aldes Featured Projects.


New Product: InspirAIR Commercial H/ERV’s

Get inspired–and inspire confidence in your customers–with our newest line–InspirAIR Commercial line of indoor and outdoor heat and energy recovery ventilators from Aldes!

The InspirAir Commercial H/ERV’s New Features:

  • Air exchangers with Enthalpy Wheels and EC Motors for 500-4000 CFM–and with smaller cabinets than the current Low Profile series!
  • Bypass Damper option for operation in Economizer Mode, without needing to connect additional ducts or components outside the units.
  • Bigger airflow ranges for each model, allowing you to maximize heat-recovery efficiency. For example at 1500 cfm, you can choose between three models (P15, P20 and P30) depending on your target efficiency requirements.
  • Standardized dimensions for the cabinets and extensions for bypass channel and pre-and post-heating coils.

For more information including specification sheet, Selector software and how to buy visit

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. #healthyliving

Aldes Updated Selection Software Now Available

American Aldes is thrilled to announce that the new version of Aldes Selector HRV/ERV selection software (v. 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

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