A true reinvention.
Haiku’s revolutionary theoretical design was singled out for prestigious international awards before it was even in production. Now it’s better than ever. Check back to see what other accolades Haiku™ has received.
Haiku Named a Top 10 Green Building Product
GreenSource Magazine, in partnership with BuildingGreen, Inc., named Haiku® a top product of 2013 on their recently released Top 10 Green Building Products list. Published annually, the Top 10 Green Building Products list recognizes products that are expected to play a large role in sustainable building in the year ahead.
Blending sustainable materials with groundbreaking technology, Haiku has revolutionized the ceiling fan. Named the ENERGY STAR® most efficient ceiling fan in the world, Haiku’s Sensorless Drive TechnologyTM delivers an 80% improvement over regular ceiling fans. With airfoils handcrafted from Moso bamboo, Haiku is an exceptional example of the Big Ass Fan Company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Haiku adds this recognition to its growing list of national and international awards, including the prestigious red dot award. Most recently, Haiku received the 2012 Popular Science Best of What’s New award and was named a BuildingGreen Top-10 Product for 2013.
Haiku Wins Hot 50 2013 Award
Green Builder Magazine, a publication dedicated to promoting sustainable construction and design, has named Haiku® a Hot 50 Product of 2013. Published annually, the Hot 50 list recognizes products that have a significant impact on sustainable construction. These products are selected based on their innovation, performance and ecological features, along with market viability.
Haiku, ranked by ENERGY STAR® as most efficient ceiling fan in the world, delivers an 80% improvement in energy efficiency over conventional ceiling fans. While typical residential ceiling fans require 90 to 110 W of electrical input power, Haiku uses only 2 to 30 W – for an operating cost of about $5 a year.
Blending handcrafted airfoils made from sustainable Moso bamboo, a sleek modern design and groundbreaking technology, Haiku is a complete reinvention of the ceiling fan.
Haiku Named 2013 Most Efficient
Haiku® has been named the 2013 Most Efficient among ENERGY STAR® ceiling fans. The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient program identifies highly efficient products that align with the interests of environmentally-motivated consumers and early adopters.
Typical residential ceiling fans require 90 to 110 W of electrical input power, while the average ENERGY STAR residential fan utilizes 65 W of electrical input power. In contrast, Haiku fans use only 2 to 30 W depending on speed setting, exceeding ENERGY STAR requirements for CFM/W by 450 to 750 percent. In a typical year, Haiku would use about 50 kWh, for a cost of around $5.
Haiku adds this recognition to its other recent accolades, which include the 2012 Popular Science Best of What’s New award and BuildingGreen Top-10 Product for 2013.
BuildingGreen Top-10 Product for 2013
Haiku®, recognized by ENERGY STAR® as the most efficient ceiling fan in the world, was recently named a BuildingGreen Top-10 Product for 2013. The eleventh annual awards honored the most innovative green building developments at the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2012 Greenbuild Conference in San Francisco.
“In selecting this year’s products, we looked for companies addressing resilience, energy efficiency, thoughtful use of materials, cutting-edge system optimization, and other needs,” said GreenSpec executive editor Alex Wilson.
Handcrafted from five layers of sustainable Moso bamboo, Haiku brings a breath of fresh air in both design and comfort while exceeding ENERGY STAR efficiency requirements by 450-750 percent. Though most residential ceiling fans require 90-100 watts of electrical power input, Haiku runs on just 2-30 watts for a total cost of around $5 a year.
BuildingGreen, Inc. is the publisher of GreenSpec, the leading national directory of green building products, and Environmental Building News, the newsletter of sustainable design and construction.
Popular Science Best of What’s New Award
After reviewing thousands of products, Popular Science has named Haiku® a 2012 Best of What’s New award winner, calling Haiku the “World’s Quietest Fan.” The Best of What’s New award honors the top 100 breakthrough products and technologies annually.
“For 25 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us – those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Jacob Ward, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners – chosen from among thousands of entrants – each a revolution in its field.”
With its silent operation and 80% improvement in energy efficiency over other residential ceiling fans, Haiku has changed every convention established by a century of ceiling fan design. Haiku’s handcrafted airfoils, made from sustainable Moso bamboo, seamlessly blend with the central motor for a sleek, minimal design.
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Winners of the Best of What’s New awards will be included in the December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What’s New in 1987.
Haiku Wins Australian International Design Award
The Australian International Design Awards, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious design competition, focuses on innovation, form, function, quality, safety and sustainability. Haiku was selected for a Design Award™ out of more than 200 international entries. Winners were announced July 20 at the City Recital Hall Angel Place in Sydney.
“To be awarded a Design Award, judges were looking for submissions with the wow factor when it came to design detail, innovation and creativity,” said Brandon
Gien, managing director of Good Design Australia.Top honors went to James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger Research Submersible. (And yeah, we have to hand it to them—that thing is bad ass.)
The Australian Design Award joins the International Design Excellence Award and red dot awards in recognizing Haiku as a perfect combination of form and function, showcasing real innovation in engineering, meticulous handcrafting and superlative materials.
Haiku Wins International Design Excellence Award
The Industrial Designers Society of America has recognized Haiku out of 660 finalists in its International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®). See Haiku’s page on the IDEA website.
The IDEA awards consider both the aesthetics and function of entries. As Haiku’s submission noted, “While ranges, dishwashers and even the humble light bulb have undergone radical changes, ceilings fans today bear a striking resemblance to their ancestors. Consumers who carefully select only the best items to include in their homes have never had a luxurious ceiling fan option—until now.
“Haiku features superlative materials and finishes, assembled with a level of craftsmanship never before seen in ceiling fans,” the submission stated.
This is one of several accolades Haiku has recently received from experts in design and engineering. Its perfect combination of form and function also earned Haiku a prestigious international red dot award. Jury comments were released at the red dot gala in July.
“With a design that is planned right down to the last detail, Haiku is not only aesthetically impressive, but its performance also leaves nothing to be desired,” the red dot jury noted.
The IDSA will reveal the IDEA Best in Show, Curator’s Choice, People’s Choice and Sustainability Awards during its 2012 International Conference in Boston.
RedDot Design Winner 2012
Out of a record field of entries, Haiku™, the most energy-efficient small ceiling fan, has earned the red dot award for product design.
Thirty international experts judged the field of more than 4,500 products submitted for consideration for the coveted red dot, an international symbol of quality design. Haiku’s exact placement in the product award category will be reveled at the red dot gala in July.
The red dot design award is an independent and well-established seal of quality design. Along with winning the title, Haiku will be featured in the annual red dot design yearbook and displayed in the red dot design museum.
Haiku’s design and performance set it apart from other small ceiling fans. Its airfoils and central motor housing blend together into a single, seamless form, reflecting the concept of organic essentialism—eliminating the superfluous and perfecting the basics. Internally, its sleek look conceals Sensorless Drive Technology™ that delivers an 80% improvement in efficiency over conventional ceiling fan motors. Haiku’s unique technology has been awarded eight patents worldwide, as well as the top rating from ENERGY STAR®.
Haiku is no stranger to the winner’s podium, previously winning the LiveEDGE award, an international competition acknowledging excellence in electronic design for the global environment.
Haiku is the result of years of research and development, hundreds of prototypes, and an unequaled drive for perfection from the Big Ass Fans Company®, the world leader in large diameter, low speed fans.
Haiku’s theoretical design, called MyFan, won the prestigious LiveEDGE award, an international competition acknowledging excellence in electronic design for the global environment. More than 3,500 entries from 102 countries were submitted to be judged by a panel of industry and environmental experts.
The judges noted that Haiku’s design demonstrated, “the best originality and innovation of the entered designs, the highest technical merit, reduced effect on the global environment, provided the best feasibility of design, clearly showed efficient use of energy, provided innovative use of components, good cost optimization and excellent supporting documentation.”