Product Review

Innovative Australian Fan Blows Into U.S.

A new energy-efficient fan from Aeratron offers performance and looks at a reasonable cost.

Ceiling fans have come a long way since the days of wicker fan blades and massive, inefficient motors.

High-volume, low-speed fans (some with diameters of 24 feet!) are now common in large commercial and industrial spaces. And smaller, super-efficient—and good looking—fans such as the Haiku from Big Ass Fans, a 2013 BuildingGreen Top 10 winner, are being used more frequently in commercial and residential spaces. The Australian company Aeratron is hoping to compete in this design-forward fan market and is now exporting its energy-efficient ceiling fans to the U.S.

Published April 20, 2015