A new step forward for ALDES : Exhausto joins the Group

The Aldes Group acquires the Danish company Exhausto

This major operation will boost the development of the Group in Northern Europe and will make the group a key player on the air handling market.

ALDES, an international family group based in Vénissieux (69), France, whose business responds to the needs of indoor air quality, thermal comfort and energy management in buildings, has just bought the Danish company EXHAUSTO, a key player on the market of air handling units for multi-family and commercial buildings (schools, offices, institutions…).

Created in 1957, EXHAUSTO is today a major, recognized leader in Northern Europe, principally in Denmark, Sweden as well as in Norway and holds a prime position in Germany. In 2015, the group generated a turnover of 63 million euros (70 million US dollars) with a total of 286 employees. The ALDES group will acquire 100 % of the company, with two plants based in Denmark and in Norway.

We are really pleased to welcome the EXHAUSTO company into our Group and our family of international brands”, states Stanislas LACROIX, Chairman of the ALDES Group. “This acquisition is perfectly in line with our purpose, our strategy and our ambition. It will enable the ALDES Group to reinforce its skills and solutions offering to accelerate its growth in Europe and in the rest of the world.

A major step towards the geographical expansion of the ALDES group

Already present in nearly 60 countries in Europe and in the world, the ALDES Group, through this acquisition, will create a strategic entrance into Northern Europe where the EXHAUSTO brand holds a strong commercial position on the air handling market notably in Norway, in Denmark and in Germany. In these countries, EXHAUSTO also holds a leading position and brand notoriety.

For Stanislas LACROIX, Chairman of the ALDES Group, “this acquisition is a major step in our international development, notably in Germany, and it will open the doors to Scandinavia”.

Strong complementarities

The success of EXHAUSTO is linked to its high level of know-how for the design and the manufacturing of air handling units. Its comprehensive range of solutions (compact and modular) cover a wide range of different powers, from 50 to 54 000 m3/h, responding to a very high number of needs in multi-family and commercial buildings.

The acquisition of EXHAUSTO will significantly enrich the offering of the Aldes Group and create new development prospects in France and in its international subsidiaries.

At the same time, this operation will also enable EXHAUSTO customers to benefit from solutions developed by ALDES, designed to create smart living spaces for a healthier life in all buildings (schools, offices, hotels, senior living communities, family homes…).

For Stanislas LACROIX, Chairman of the ALDES group, “The know-how of the EXHAUSTO corresponds perfectly to the demands of the ALDES Group. Our combined expertise will mean that both companies will be able to benefit from the latest technology and a level of service from recognized professionals”.

About the ALDES Group

A French International Family Group, ALDES provides: ventilation (self-adjusting and humidity-sensitive MEVs, HRV, Digital air purification…), Heating/Cooling/Domestic Hot Water and CVC. Created in 1925 and implanted in Vénissieux (69), the ALDES Group employs 1300 employees and has a turnover of 220 million euros. The ALDES Group operates in nearly 60 countries in the world and holds a leading position on many European markets. See www.aldes.com

12,000 litres: the quantity of air we breathe every day whether at the office, at school, or at home.12,000 litres of air that we use to live, think, play, create, share, work, dream, or simply love each other. 12,000 litres that represent 26,000 breaths and just as many reasons to take care of our health.

Because air is not just about breathing and it helps us live a healthier life, the ALDES group designs integrated air handling solutions to ensure the health of building users, whether at school, at the office or at home.

ALDES is an international group, active in 60 countries and a major player in the Ventilation, Heating, Cooling, Domestic Hot Water and Central Vacuum Cleaning business lines. Through innovative solutions, we contribute to the development of healthier, more comfortable and more energy-efficient living spaces.

Our ambitious R&D policy enables ALDES to be a permanent contributor to finding a healthier way of life. #HealthyLiving

90 Years of Passion and Pioneering Spirit

Since its creation in 1925, Aldes has provided customers with specialized know-how and has used its pioneering spirit to help create major innovations that have marked the history of ventilation and thermal comfort. Year after year, with this expertise and commitment, Aldes has maintained a leading position and has expanded its presence into the biggest international markets. Today, 42 million people breathe healthier air thanks to Aldes.

Energy-Efficient Ventilation for Well-Insulated Homes

The Aldes Residential SIP Ventilation Modification Design Guide (PDF) is a comprehensive handbook of best practices for ventilating single- and multi-family homes. Developed as a result of American Aldes’s involvement with Residential Sound Insulation Programs (SIP) across the country, this guide explains how homes that are tightly built (like those in areas surrounding airports) can suffer from poor indoor air quality.

Tight buildings are similar to air in a sealed plastic bag. Unwanted pollutants such as odors, humidity, airborne chemicals, and gases are trapped inside. In fact, a tight building is worse than a sealed plastic bag since the building occupants are adding additional pollutants to the air constantly. Without controlled ventilation, pollutants build up in tight buildings, causing physiological harm to the occupants and structural damage to the building. Whole-building ventilation – the exchanging of stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air – is necessary to maintain a healthy living environment. Continuous ventilation removes and dilutes pollutants not captured by local (source) ventilation, as well as pollutants that occur in rooms other than bathrooms or kitchens.

The Aldes Residential SIP Ventilation Modification Design Guide describes the problems with tight buildings, explains ventilation standards in the United States, and dispels common ventilation misconceptions. Recommendations are broken down by ASHRAE Climate Zone and existing ventilation scenario because one ventilation strategy does not fit all situations. The ventilation strategies in this guide are the product of American Aldes’s more than 30 years providing engineered solutions to improve occupant comfort and save energy.

Download the guide.

To learn more about Aldes products, visit Residential System SolutionsVentilate Better, or contact Aldes directly.

Exciting Additions to the Standard Commercial HRV/ERV Range

Aldes is pleased to announce the launch of several highly anticipated options for the Aldes Standard Commercial HRV/ERV Range:  a new high-latent-transfer enthalpy core, EC motors, and expanded frost control and heating options. These additions increase efficiency while maintaining cost-competitiveness.

The foremost addition is a brand-new recovery option for all Standard Series ERV models: the High-Latent-Transfer Enthalpy Core. The HLT core transfers sensible and latent energy at some of the highest efficiencies available in the industry.

In addition, the range now boasts the choice of high-quality electronically commutated (EC) direct-drive fans, which deliver energy savings along with 500-4000 CFM of air. Enhanced pre- and post-heating options, a recirculation damper, and BACnet compatible controls round out the new features.

All the new options are priced competitively and available in Selector™ – HRV/ERV, the Aldes selection software. For access to Selector, please contact Aldes or reach out to your local Aldes representative.

Learn more about the Standard Commercial HRV/ERV Range.

ZRT-PDIL Receives Honorable Mention

American Aldes’ ZRT-PDIL received a 2015 AHR Innovation Awards Honorable Mention in the Ventilation Category. All Innovation Award winners will be honored during the AHR Expo, January 26-28, 2015, in Chicago. American Aldes received the Innovation Award in 2013 for the Zone Register Terminal ZRT-2 and Honorable Mention in 2014 for the VentZone® Zoned IAQ with Heat Recovery Kit.
Be sure to visit Aldes at Booth #4110.

The ZRT-PDIL Parallel Damper In-Line Zone Terminal combines low-flow IAQ or make-up air and on-demand high-flow spot ventilation, replacing individual fans or VAV terminals. The patent-pending ZRT-PDIL is a two-position pressure-independent terminal with control damper and maximum and minimum set points. The set-points can create a turndown ratio up to 98%, and the ZRT-PDIL uses zero power in the minimum mode.

Learn more
 about the ZRT-PDIL.

The AHR Innovation Awards recognize products that best help HVAC&R practitioners provide safer, healthier, more efficient and/or more comfortable environments. The annual competition is sponsored by ASHRAE, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the International Exposition Company (IEC). A first-place winner is named in 10 categories, and the Product of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. Entries were received and judged by panels of ASHRAE members. The criteria are innovation, application, value to the user and market impact.

View a complete list of AHR Innovation Award Winners.

VentZone® Zoned IAQ Kits Receive Honorable Mention

American Aldes’ VentZone® Zoned IAQ with Heat Recovery Kit received Honorable Mention from the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards in the Ventilation Category. The AHR Expo, where all Innovation Award winners were honored, took place January 21-23, 2014, in New York City. American Aldes received the Innovation Award in 2013 for the Zone Register Terminal ZRT-2.

The AHR Innovation Awards recognize products that best help HVAC&R practitioners provide safer, healthier, more efficient and/or more comfortable environments. The annual competition is sponsored by ASHRAE, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the International Exposition Company (IEC). A first-place winner was named in 10 categories. Entries were received and judged by panels of ASHRAE members. The criteria are innovation, application, value to the user and market impact.

American Aldes VentZone® Zoned IAQ with Heat Recovery Kit is a combination residential heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and zone register terminal (ZRT). The HRV transfers sensible energy from stale exhaust air to fresh supply air while the ZRT provides continuous IAQ exhaust and on-demand boost exhaust. The VentZone® kit is a residential heat recovery system that is can be used for both whole-house IAQ ventilation and as a central bath exhaust that provides pressure-independent zoned exhaust control. VentZone® Zoned IAQ with Heat Recovery is the only HRV system on the market that can effectively and independently boost exhaust airflow on a zone-by-zone basis, while potentially reducing the size of the central exhaust ventilator and the number of exhaust duct penetrations. Learn more about the VentZone® Zoned IAQ with Heat Recovery Kit.

American Aldes VentZone® Systems bring demand-control ventilation systems to residential applications, saving energy and reducing overall equipment costs.

American Aldes Celebrates 30 Years of Ventilation Innovation

October 20, 2013, marked 30 years of Aldes in North America. This milestone anniversary dovetails exciting happenings for the company, including a new website, multiple new products, and a bustling 2014 event schedule.

As a subsidiary of French manufacturing company Aldes, American ALDES Ventilation Corporation was established to bring sophisticated European ventilation technology to the United States. Over the years, American Aldes has helped shape modern mechanical ventilation codes and positioned itself as an innovative force in the U.S. ventilation market. This proactive nature is fundamental to American Aldes’ success. The company continues to grow, both internally and through its expanding network of distributors. Homes and buildings across the country are using American Aldes products to save energy and improve indoor air quality.

New American Aldes Products

American Aldes proudly introduces several new products for the 2013-2014 catalog year. These products represent American Aldes’ relentless commitment to providing sustainable, innovative ventilation solutions for residential, multi-family, and commercial buildings.

  • 8 new Zone Register Terminals (ZRT) models, in addition to our award-winning ceiling-mount models. Now there is a ZRT for every application.
  • New Low-Pressure Constant Airflow Regulators (CAR-LP-II) for use in static pressure ranges of 0.1-0.42 in. w.g.
  • 17 new CAR-II products and assemblies.
  • 71 new HRV/ERV Models comprise our standard residential, light commercial, standard commercial, advanced commercial, and low-profile commercial ranges.
  • 7 new Specialty HRV/ERV models, including high-performance HRVs and the IQ-VFC Vertical Fan Coil ERV.

American Aldes Returning to International Poultry Expo 2014

The 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), which will take place January 28-30, in Atlanta, is the premier event for the poultry, feed and meat industries. American Aldes will be represented in Booth #5918.

American Aldes’ involvement with the poultry industry began in 2010 when it provided Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) for a joint study by Crowder College and the University of Arkansas. Read more about the study.

Since the highly successful initial study, Aldes has refined the HRV offering for the poultry market’s unique challenges. Stop by Booth #5918 to learn how American Aldes can optimize ventilation in poultry facilities.

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is a collaboration of three shows – International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo – representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. In 2013, more than 26,000 visitors attended the show, representing more than 110 countries. Learn more about on the show site.

American Aldes Gears Up for AHR 2014

American Aldes Ventilation Corporation will be exhibiting in Booth #1370 at the 2014 AHR Expo, January 21-23, in New York City. This year is especially important for American Aldes, as it marks 30 years of business. In addition to debuting an array of new products, American Aldes will be celebrating with prizes and special events throughout the show.

Several products will be on display, including the 2013-AHR-Innovation-Award-Winning Zone Register Terminal (ZRT-2) and models from the Aeromatic™ Series of Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators (HRV/ERV). The VentZone® Zoned IAQ with Heat Recovery Kit, which received honorable mention in the 2014 AHR Innovation Awards, will also be on display.

The interactive exhibits will include a demonstration of the CAR-II Constant Airflow Regulator and the newly minted Aldes Selector HRV/ERV Selection Software.

Be sure to stop by Booth #1370 to experience what makes Aldes products stand out from the competition: quality, innovation and expertise.

The AHR Expo is the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition in the world. Show attendance is expected to eclipse the record-breaking 2008 New York City turnout of 57,600 attendees.

The AHR Expo is endorsed by 32 of the leading HVACR industry associations and is co- sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor.

Visit the show website for more information.