The economic and environmental benefits of a sustainable building are clear: Healthier and safer for occupants, lowered operating costs, increased asset value, tax rebates and zoning allowances and other financial incentives. Learn more about how Mars has been part of sustainable solutions from the very beginning.
The Mars air curtain forms a strong protective barrier over every building opening and repels incoming dust, debris and flying pests while protecting costly climatized air. With a direct correlation to reduce your utility spend without placing obstructions that lead to unsafe vehicle and personnel traffic, Mars is a critical component to atmospheric control and efficient HVAC operations. Operating your facility without Mars at every opening, forces your HVAC systems to work harder and run longer to maintain set temperatures. Your utility spend rises and your equipment requires more frequent maintenance and replacement.
With SimpleLink®, Mars brings unprecedented intelligence and linkability with your building management system that results in an intuitive, self-adjusting air curtain responsive to your custom conditions. The ability to maximize performance of the air curtain and link regulated systems together with a building management system is the hallmark of a smart building. Only Mars offers the control and energy savings of the SimpleLink® system.
NOTE: The installation of air curtains DO NOT directly result in LEED V4 BD+C points. However, through the proper application of its many functions, air curtains can assist in meeting prerequisites as required by "LEED V4 for Building Design and Construction, April 5, 2016", to qualify for LEED V4 BD +C points. For any detailed information, please refer to LEED V4 BD+C handbook or USGBC website (www.usgbc.org)
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Energy & Atmosphere (EA) (BD + C)
1 - 18 possible points
Indoor Environment Quality (EQ) (BD + C)
1 - 6 possible points
Materials and Resources (MR) (BD + C)
1-2 possible points
Innovation (IN) (BD + C)
1 - 6 possible points
Mars air curtains allow design teams to achieve points for exceptional performance above requirements set by LEED in the New Construction Green Building Rating System as well as/or the Innovative Performance in Green Building categories. Air curtains help increase energy performance by decreasing energy use and boast a payback period of 1-2 years depending upon location and usage. Specialists recommend that if the benefits achieved by air curtains are not being captured by the LEED-NC Green Building Rating System, the air curtain benefits should be submitted for the Innovative Performance in Green Building credit.