Haiku’s sleek modern look conceals patent-pending electronics and a cool-running motor with an integrated inverter drive that delivers an 80% improvement in energy efficiency over conventional ceiling fans. Before being confirmed as the most efficient among ENERGY STAR® ceiling fans, Haiku™ had already won the prestigious international LiveEDGE award acknowledging excellence in electronic design for the global environment.
Haiku isn’t just an ENERGY STAR® fan—it’s the best ENERGY STAR fan. The typical residential ceiling fan requires 90 to 110 W of electrical input power. The average ENERGY STAR residential fan utilizes 65 W of electrical input power. In contrast, Haiku fans only use 2 to 30 W, exceeding the 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.
Naturally beautiful, fully renewable and incredibly strong (it has the tensile strength of steel), bamboo was the perfect material for designing a fan that creates a new paradigm in ceiling fan design and engineering. The story begins in a towering bamboo forest where local farmers harvest the mature 70-foot-tall stalks every five to six years. The mature shoots provide optimum strength, hardness, stability and color. The hardy grass regrows after each cutting, providing material for the duration of its life.
After final inspection, the bamboo sheets are delivered to the only company in the world able to contour the material to exact specifications. Experienced U.S. furniture craftsmen meticulously hand-finish each individual airfoil, utilizing the latest adhesive technology to bond five thin sheets of bamboo
in a hot forming press, then sanding each one by hand until it meets precise design criteria. While only an experienced craftsman would understand the exacting process, everyone can appreciate the quality result. This attention to detail ensures minimum variation in airfoils, leading to perfect balance and performance for maximum air movement and efficiency.
The end result is an elegant, resilient bamboo ceiling fan airfoil that combines exacting engineering, quality materials and a level of craftsmanship.
Our business is centered on energy-efficient products that allow design professionals to reduce A/C tonnage and decreasing the heating and cooling energy consumption of customers by as much as 30% annually. The industrial and commercial ceiling fans from Big Ass Fan Company® reduce the carbon footprint of tens of thousands of customers worldwide.
In fact, our fans have been a key efficiency component in hundreds of buildings certified by the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® green building program, demonstrating their ability to drastically reduce the impact of the built environment’s impact on the environment.
Staff members are active in environmental and green building organizations, including the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and USGBC. They actively lobby for improved efficiency standards and building guidelines, while on-site LEED Accredited Professionals consult with the builders of energy-efficient projects worldwide.
When standard labs were unable to accommodate our large-diameter fans for official airflow testing, we built a testing laboratory that serves as a powerful demonstration of the company’s guiding values. There were no compromises when constructing the 60-foot tall, 45,000 sq. ft. facility.
Using our own fans, coupled with a commitment to sustainable practices, our experts designed a contemporary, sophisticated facility that uses 35% less energy and 58% less water than a building meeting the minimum code requirements. By employing an innovative design practice during construction, 9% fewer construction materials were
used and 51% less landfill waste was generated than typical construction projects. The unique facility earned 41 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points and Gold Certification through the USGBC.
This major investment shows our long-term vision and provides a place for engineers to test everything from airflow rate, thrust force and air velocity to the structural integrity of each fan component. It also allows us to run trials on incorporating energy usage, thermal comfort systems and sustainable building design practices.