The startup AirD brought a new air conditioning system to market combing great design with cutting-edge technology for incredible energy savings. The technology is hidden behind one of a variety Finnish-designed exteriors, such as a star-filled sky, an octopus or gentle room lighting.
Without users noticing, electronics monitor air quality and control air flow while avoiding unnecessary costs. These savings are even more noticeable when actively warming or cooling the air.
Gofore planned and built the first version of this challenging technology. AirD wanted to handle the air conditioning needs of the world’s largest cruise ship which includes about 8500 air vents. The data produced by the system was enormous, with 35000 measurements every ten seconds.
Additional goals included making it easy to install, having a high fault tolerance, being secure and automating the configuration as much as possible, allowing for easy maintenance. Design was one of the customer’s key selling points, so all of the system interfaces were designed to look great.