By Andy Choi
A chemical sensor component designer and producer, AppliedSensor has successfully completed the installation of its iAQ-100 Air Quality Module in the University of Illinois located at Urbana-Champaign for their the “Re_home” project.
IAQ-100 Intelligent Indoor Module
The intelligent indoor iAQ-100 module developed by Applied Sensor and deployed by Newell Instruments is capable of detecting and removing several volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The incorporation of the iAQ-100 module in Re Home’s home conditioning system, the Conditioning Energy Recovery Ventilator (CERV) helps reduce energy consumption and aids in the circulation of cleaner air within the home. By reducing the VOCs, the intelligent module communicates with the CERV to reduce ventilation. This not only reduces the utility bills but also enhances energy efficiency.
In the recently held Solar Decathlon Competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the Re home solar-powered home project by the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign secured the 7th place among the 19 participating teams.
The Chief Executive Officer of AppliedSensor, Tom Aiken praised the university’s efforts in construction and sustainability and stated that the intelligent indoor air quality module meets the ASHRAE Standard 62.2 making it suitable for use in residential ventilation.
The Vice President of Newell Instruments, Ty Newell stated that the AppliedSensor module was considered for the CERV unit based on the information from Equinox House, a net-zero residence development that consumes the energy produced ensuring optimal air quality within the house.