Industrial roots, residential style.

 

Environmental Design + Construction Reader’s Choice Awards

Environmental Design + Construction (EDC) magazine recently named Haiku® the winner of the Reader’s Choice Awards in the HVAC category. The sixth annual contest honors products chosen by the magazine’s hands-on readership of sustainability-minded architects, facility managers, contractors and consultants.

Haiku’s perfect marriage of form and function sets it apart from all other ceiling fans. Haiku is a true original with innovative features such as its revolutionary motor that delivers an 80% improvement in efficiency over conventional ceiling fan motors and a unique, 13-step hand-balancing process that ensures no fan will ever rattle or wobble.

 

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014

Haiku Recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient in 2014The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Haiku as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR® 2014.

The program recognizes highly efficient products that support the interests of environmentally motivated consumers. The products prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy-efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

Haiku uses only 2 to 30 W of electrical input power for an operating cost of about $5 a year. Typical residential ceiling fans require 90 to 110 W. With a revolutionary motor that delivers nearly twice the efficiency of a conventional ceiling fan, Haiku exceeds ENERGY STAR’s requirements by 450%.

 

AHR Expo Innovation Awards

Big Ass Fans® is proud to announce Haiku has won a 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award. The winners represent a broad cross-section of the products to be displayed at the 66th International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition in New York City from Jan. 21-23.

A panel of judges made up of members of ASHRAE, the engineering authority on heating, refrigeration and air conditioning, evaluated products for innovation, application, value to the user and impact on the market.

Haiku’s perfect marriage of form and function sets it apart from all other ceiling fans. Haiku is a true original with innovative technology that delivers an 80% improvement in efficiency over conventional ceiling fan motors and a unique, 13-step hand-balancing process that ensures no fan will ever rattle or wobble.

 

Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Awards

Architectural Products has chosen Haiku as a 2013 Product Innovation Award winner. The awards seek to impartially review and present a wide variety of innovative buildings-related products to a myriad of readers including architects, specifiers, interior designers and building owners/operators.

Haiku’s design and performance set it apart compared to 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 a revolutionary motor that delivers an 80% improvement in efficiency over conventional ceiling fans.

 

Perspective Awards

A prestigious panel of leading architects and designers from around the world has named Haiku a Best Green Product winner in this year’s Perspective Awards. Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, the Perspective Awards salute excellence in architecture, interiors and product design.

Rated the world’s most energy-efficient ceiling fan by ENERGY STAR, 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 its revolutionary central motor for a sleek, minimal design.

 

Spark Awards

Spark Award for Product DesignThe revolutionary Haiku ceiling fan has won a Spark Award. Regarded as the world’s most modern design competition, the Spark Awards seek to honor designs that promote better living through better design.

Since the residential ceiling fan hadn’t changed for more than a century, Big Ass Fans knew the home fixture needed more than a makeover—it needed a reinvention. Haiku, which competed in the product design category, is the first residential ceiling fan to combine an award-winning design with unprecedented energy efficiency.

Haiku looks different because it is different. Haiku’s revolutionary new motor fits sleekly inside its central hub and allows for silent operation. Rather than traditional flat blades, Haiku’s airfoils feature an aerodynamic profile for quiet, efficient airflow, and a 13-step balancing process ensures no fan will ever rattle or wobble.

 

WFX New Product Awards

Haiku has added another distinguished honor to its growing list of accolades with the recent announcement of a WFX 2013 New Product Facility Award.

Presented by Worship Facilities Magazine and Worship Facility Designer, the WFX New Product Facility Awards is the only awards program recognizing advances in new construction, equipment or maintenance products specific to the house of worship market.

The 60-inch Haiku by Big Ass Fans is ideal for places of worship, as its silent operation won’t distract from or disrupt services and its sleek look fits into contemporary and traditional churches alike. As the ENERGY STAR most efficient ceiling fan in the world, Haiku keeps congregations comfortable year-round while saving on energy bills.

In the summertime, Haiku provides a cooling effect that improves comfort and eliminates hot spots by distributing conditioned air evenly across a room. In the winter, Haiku is set on a low speed to push hot air off the ceiling and down to church attendees without creating a draft.

 

FX’s International Interior Design Awards

Haiku has won Product of the Year honors from FX magazine as part of its 2013 International Interior Design Awards.

FX magazine is a leading design publication based in the United Kingdom, and the FX awards were created in 1999 to acknowledge the best in international product and project design.

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.

 

A’Design Award

Big Ass Fans is thrilled to announce Haiku has added another accolade to its growing list of distinguishable honors by winning an A’Design Award.

The annual A’Design Awards seek to honor the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios and design-oriented companies worldwide. A prestigious jury composed of academics, professionals and focus group members judge entries based on innovation, technology, design and creativity.

Since the residential ceiling fan hadn’t changed for more than a century, Big Ass Fans knew the home fixture needed more than a makeover—it needed a reinvention. The first residential ceiling fan to combine an award-winning design with unprecedented energy efficiency, Haiku looks different because it is different.

Haiku’s revolutionary new motor fits sleekly inside its central hub and allows for silent fan operation. Rather than traditional flat blades, Haiku’s airfoils feature an aerodynamic profile for quiet, efficient airflow, and a 13-step balancing process ensures no fan will ever rattle or wobble.

 

German Design Award

Big Ass Fans is proud to announce Haiku has been selected as a part of an exclusive group to contend for the German Design Awards of 2014.

The awards seek to honor products and projects shaping the German and international design landscape. This year was especially memorable for nominees as the German Design Council celebrates its 60th year of existence and influence on the design culture.

Haiku is the first ceiling fan to combine an aesthetically appealing design with unprecedented energy efficiency. A typical ceiling fan consumes 90 W or more of electrical input power, but Haiku uses as little as 2 W.

By reinventing the motor with unique electronic controls placed inside the core, Haiku offers an unprecedented level of efficiency and boasts a sleek profile and silent operation. In fact, ENERGY STAR has rated Haiku the world’s most energy efficient ceiling fan.

 

Professional Builder’s 101 Best New Products

Professional Builder magazine has named Haiku among its 101 Best New Products of 2013. The winners are chosen annually by editors from a list of readers’ favorite products.

Haiku’s perfect marriage of form and function sets it apart from all other ceiling fans. Haiku is a true original, with innovative features such as its Sensorless Drive Technology that delivers an 80% improvement in efficiency over conventional ceiling fan motors and a unique, 13-step hand-balancing process that ensures no fan will ever rattle or wobble.

Additionally, Haiku is equipped with 10 unique settings including sleep, timer and the exclusive Whoosh® mode, a proprietary algorithm that simulates natural breezes to make you feel up to 40% cooler than constant airflow.

In addition to receiving numerous national and international accolades, Haiku has been named the most efficient ceiling fan in the world by ENERGY STAR.

 

GreenSource Top 10 Green Building Products

GreenSource Magazine Top 10

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 Technology 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.

 

GreenBuilder Hot 50 Products

GreenBuilder Hot 50 Products 2013 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. They 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.

 

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013

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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%. In a typical year, Haiku would use about 50 kWh, for a cost of around $5.

 

BuildingGreen Top-10 Product for 2013

Green Building Product Award

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 11th 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 W of electrical power input, Haiku runs on just 2-30 W 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

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 Editor-in-Chief Jacob Ward. “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.

 

Architectural Record’s Record Products

Architectural Record magazine has honored Haiku as a top pick in its 2012 Record Products contest. The annual contest sees a jury of architects, designers and product specialists review the best new building products.

Haiku from Big Ass Fans is a complete reinvention of the residential ceiling fan. With its sleek design, top-quality materials, handcrafted construction and precision engineering, Haiku has attracted the attention of award juries worldwide, including the exclusive red dot.

Rated by ENERGY STAR as the most efficient ceiling fan in the world, Haiku uses only 2 to 30 W of electrical input power for an operating cost of about $5 a year. Typical residential ceiling fans require 90 to 110 W.

 

Interior Design Best of Year Honorees

Interior Design magazine has honored the Haiku residential ceiling fan by Big Ass Fans as a 2012 Best of Year product.

More than 800 members of the design and architecture world gathered for the magazine’s annual Best of Year Awards for projects and products. Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders recognized the year’s best products, including Haiku – the world’s most energy efficient ceiling fan.

Haiku’s sleek design, top-quality materials, handcrafted construction and precision engineering have attracted the attention of award juries worldwide. Rated by ENERGY STAR as the most efficient ceiling fan in the world, Haiku uses only 2 to 30 W of electrical input power for an operating cost of about $5 a year. Typical residential ceiling fans require 90 to 110 W.

Blending handcrafted airfoils made from sustainable Moso bamboo, a sleek modern design and groundbreaking technology, Haiku is a complete reinvention of the ceiling fan.

 

Building Products News Sustainability Awards

Building Products News has named Haiku a finalist for its sixth annual Sustainability Awards, which recognize the pinnacle of sustainable building practice in Australia.

Among Haiku’s premium materials is sustainable Moso bamboo, which is utilized in the residential ceiling fan’s handcrafted airfoils. Rated by ENERGY STAR as the most efficient ceiling fan in the world, Haiku uses only 2 to 30 W of electrical input power for an operating cost of about $5 a year. Typical residential ceiling fans require 90 to 110 W.

With its sleek design, top-quality materials and precision engineering, Haiku has attracted the attention of award juries worldwide.

 

Australian International Design Awards

Australian 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 International Design Award joins other award juries in recognizing Haiku as a perfect combination of form and function, showcasing real innovation in engineering, meticulous handcrafting and superlative materials.

 

International Design Excellence Awards

IDEA Award

The Industrial Designers Society of America has recognized Haiku among 660 finalists in its International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®).

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.

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.

 

Excellence in Design Awards

Environmental Design + Construction magazine’s annual Excellence in Design Awards, which recognize outstanding sustainable design techniques, has awarded an Honorable Mention to the W Bali – Seminyak Retreat & Spa, a hotel featuring 25 white matrix composite Haiku fans.

Poole Associates Private Limited was commissioned to design seven spaces at the W Bali, including the serene Starfish Bloo and lively FIRE restaurants. Both restaurants feature outdoor dining terraces where guests can enjoy oceanfront alfresco dining. The sleek white matrix composite Haiku fans provide a visual contrast to the traditional wood porches at Starfish Bloo and FIRE.

Haiku features precision balancing and patent-pending electronics that direct smooth, quiet and reliable operation that will never detract from a peaceful dining experience. Should the natural oceanfront breeze take a day off, Haiku’s unique Whoosh setting is ready to step in, gently modulating the fan’s speed to simulate the variations in natural airflow.

While the W Bali was awarded an Honorable Mention in the commercial category, Big Ass Fans also shares a connection to the category winner, DPR Construction, which incorporated the company’s Isis® fans in its winning project.

 

red dot

Out of a record field of entries, Haiku, the most energy-efficient residential 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. “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 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 has been rated the world’s most energy efficient ceiling fan by ENERGY STAR.

Haiku is the result of years of research and development, hundreds of prototypes and an unequaled drive for perfection from the Big Ass Fan Company, the world leader in large diameter, low speed fans.

 

LiveEDGE

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.”