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Cada XIXIM

Project: Casa Xixim

Firm: Specht Harpman

Product: Haiku

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Project Summary

At Casa Xixim in Tulum, Mexico, Haiku® fans throughout the breachfront villa provide gentle, consistent air movement in the hot, humid climate. The fans blend with the villa’s modern aesthetic while helping its owners meet their energy-efficiency goals.

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  • Cada XIXIM

    At Casa Xixim in Tulum, Mexico, Haiku® fans throughout the breachfront villa provide gentle, consistent air movement in the hot, humid climate. The fans blend with the villa’s modern aesthetic while helping its owners meet their energy-efficiency goals. Firm: Specht Harpman
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  • United Warehouse Company

    A complete package of Big Ass Light LEDs transformed United Warehouse’s Tulsa facility. Now there’s not one light at the location that’s not Big Ass. Utility rebates handled by Big Ass Light made the upgrade affordable, and best of all, United Warehouse is saving up to $10,000 a month in energy costs now that the metal halides are history. Firm: Private
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  • Boyd Metals

    Full-line steel service center Boyd Metals must take extra care to prevent moisture in their facilities. To protect their product, the company installed a 24-ft Powerfoil®X2.0 fan by Big Ass Fans to recirculate damp air and impede the dangerous buildup of corrosion in the space. Firm: Private
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  • Primate Rescue Center

    In summer months, the animals at the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, Kentucky, became lethargic and gathered under ineffective pressboard fans, seeking to escape the stifling heat and humidity. The sanctuary needed a more effective way to keep its residents cool. Firm: Private
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  • K. COOK Korean BBQ Buffet

    At the K. COOK Korean BBQ Buffet in Singapore, the small stoves used to cook the meat raised temperatures in the restaurant to uncomfortable levels, but air-conditioning wasn’t an option. Two Big Ass Powerfoil® fans were the answer. Firm: Private
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  • Highland Brewing

    Brewing Company helped establish the town of Asheville as a craft-beer hub. Over the years, it has added several Big Ass Fans to keep its growing number of employees and visitors comfortable. Firm: Private
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  • Crazy K Ranch

    Leave a door open long enough in the summer and someone’s bound to say, “We’re not trying to cool the whole neighborhood!” At Crazy K Ranch in Michie, Tennessee, propping doors open to the 4,000-sq-ft (371.61-sq-m) event space wasted A/C, but turning the system off left workers sweating. Firm: Private
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  • Bell’s Brewery

    To highlight clean design and minimize ductwork, the architects behind this Michigan brewery’s new production facility installed five 8-ft Isis® fans to circulate air from the 55-ft ceilings. Firm: Slocum Associates Architects, Byce & Associates Inc.
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  • 415 Mathilda

    Two California companies partnered to transform a standard 1970s office building into a vibrant space that produces zero net energy, or ZNE. With the help of 31 Haiku® and four Isis® fans, the building’s environmental impact was dramatically reduced and it now rents for many times the premium rate. Firm: Sharp Development Company and Hillhouse Construction
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  • Mike Harrell Private Hangar

    A private hangar in Oklahoma had air circulation problems summer and winter, and old sodium lights made pilots play a waiting game. One Big Ass Basic 6® and six Big Ass High Bay LEDs solved the owner's problems. Firm: Private
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  • Michael Family Farms

    Todd Michael needed to keep 365 wedding guests cool and comfortable in his updated barn-turned-wedding-venue, and air conditioning was out of the question. An Essence® fan was an ideal solution, keeping air flowing through the barn, especially where it counts—over the dance floor. Firm: Private
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  • ESPN X Games

    When ESPN brought its summer X Games to Texas, they found extreme temperatures that made the events uncomfortable for spectators and potentially dangerous for athletes. Big Ass Fans® cut through the heat with more than 30 portable Black Jack™, AirGo® and Yellow Jacket® fans. Firm: Private
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  • 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games

    CrossFit athletes are plenty tough, but the sweltering temperatures at their annual competition created discomfort and safety concerns for participants and spectators. Powerful Big Ass Fans® and misting kits were brought in, giving both athletes and patrons a great place to recharge. Firm: Private
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  • W Bali

    Twenty-five white matrix composite Haiku® ceiling fans from Big Ass Fans proved to be the perfect solution, providing minimalist design, silent operation and air movement to increase guests’ comfort while complementing themes of both elegant interiors. Firm: Private
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  • Pa Ka Makani Farm

    The owners of Pa Ka Makani farm wanted a fully-functioning facility with all the comforts of the modern world—completely off the grid. For Architect Matt Goyke, that was a tall order, but not an impossible one. Firm: Green Sand Architecture + Sustainability
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  • Kelsch Garage Condo

    Dave Kelsch’s three-story garage condo doubles as a private auto showroom and a hang-out spot. However, to make the space as welcoming to his friends, clients and family as it was to his awesome array of cars, Kelsch needed more inviting lighting and improved airflow. Firm: Private
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  • Impulse Manufacturing

    Metal fabricators at Impulse Manufacturing lost production time waiting for parts to cool on the conveyor line after exiting the oven at temperatures of 165°F (74°C). Installing a longer line was cost-prohibitive, and Impulse needed a more immediate solution. Firm: Private
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  • BBVA Compass Stadium

    The New BBVA Compass Stadium is home to the Houston Dynamo and Dash soccer teams. The enclosed concourses were also home to a lot of sweaty patrons. Four Powerfoil®X2.0 fans brought some much-needed airflow. Firm: Private
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  • Peter Kiewit Infrastructure

    Antonio Santini and the design team at RED Studio Architects created an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional HVAC design, using Big Ass Fans, rather than massive HVAC systems and a maze of ductwork, to distribute conditioned air. Firm: RED Studio Inc. Architects
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  • Gilligan’s Backpackers / Rusty’s Markets

    The tropical climate of Cairns made Gilligan’s Backpackers and its customers uncomfortably hot, and air con alone wasn’t cutting it. After installing Big Ass Fans® indoors and out, the improved air movement has led to happier customers and lower energy costs. Firm: Private
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  • Mount Alvernia College

    Mount Alvernia College needed a natural and innovative way to increase comfort in their learning spaces without the use of air con. For powerful air movement with a simple look, they turned to Haiku® by Big Ass Fans®. Firm: m3architecture
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  • Bedarra Island Resort

    Passionate about preserving its surrounding island environment, Bedarra Island Resort made the decision to ditch its inefficient diesel-run operation in favor of a more sustainable system. The resort installed 44 Haiku® fans to improve visitor comfort and enhance the overall guest experience. Firm: Private
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  • Anytime Fitness

    Customer complaints of stagnant air led Anytime Fitness Hamilton to blast more air conditioning but then power bills spiked. So the fitness centre installed three Big Ass Fans. The result: happy customers and 20 percent savings on utility bills. Firm: Private
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  • West Coast Customs

    West Coast Customs installed a 12-ft (3.7m) Powerfoil®X2.0 and three Haiku fans in their new shop. Firm: Private
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  • Custom Vinyl

    When Custom Vinyl Products Inc. moved into a new, larger facility, they needed more air circulation, but didn’t want to install expensive ductwork. Three 18-ft (5.4-m) diameter Powerfoil®X fans provide air circulation for all while contributing to lower gas bills. Firm: Private
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  • Edgewater Residence

    The soaring great room of this lakefront, Minnesota home features a polished aluminium Haiku®84, chosen by the interior designer because the aerofoils elegantly reflect the colours and materials of its environment. Firm: Rosenow Peterson Design (presently Design Filter), and Close Associates Inc. Architects
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  • Kalahari Resort

    Keeping the United States' largest indoor water park in the Wisconsin Dells feeling tropical can be tricky. Four 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil® fans push warm air at the ceiling back down to the floor, helping the facility save an astounding $13,000 on heating bills and keeping guests warm in the process. Firm: Private
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  • Monterey Road Elementary

    Two 60-in (1.5-m) Haiku® fans provide silent air circulation in each classroom at this California elementary school. Firm: PMSM Architects
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  • Wow That’s Fresh

    Inspired by fresh food and clean design, the architects of this flagship Florida restaurant chose four Essence fans with custom red winglets to lift the logo colours onto the space’s ceiling. Firm: BDG Architects
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  • Bullitt Center

    Heralded as the world’s greenest office building, Seattle’s Bullitt Center looks to efficient products like Haiku® fans to adhere to their strict energy budget. Firm: Miller Hull
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  • Audi Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills Audi installed four 10-ft (3-m) Isis® fans as functional centerpieces to complement their signature midcentury modern space. Firm: Private
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  • Marina Bay Development

    Shaded rest stops along the waterfront walkway of Singapore’s Marina Bay Development Project include 14-ft (4.2-m) Powerfoil® fans. Solar-powered and activated by motion sensors, the fans simulate a breeze for passing pedestrians. Firm: Arup
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  • Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

    The Powerfoil® fans in Alaska’s first LEED®-certified school destratify heat collected at the ceiling and reduce heating bills. Combined with the other LEED® renovations, the fans saved the school $200,000 annually. Firm: McCool Carlson Green
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  • Lucas Oil Stadium

    The stadium uses more than 20 Big Ass Fans® to help the HVAC system adjust to rapid influxes of visitors during big-ticket events like the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four. Firm: HKS
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  • Iowa State University Lied Recreation Athletic Center

    Installing HVAC in the Center was projected to cost Iowa State $3.2 million. Pairing 22 Big Ass Fans® with natural ventilation keeps the space comfortable without A/C, saving the University millions. Firm: Henneman Engineering
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  • YMCA Camp Thunderbird

    This award-winning pavilion, designed using green building practices such as daylighting and natural ventilation, features a Powerfoil® fan to keep campers cool without air con. Firm: C Design, Inc.
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  • Tampa Recreation Center

    The city of Tampa installed 3 Powerfoil® fans in their state-of-the-art recreation center to combat rising ambient temperatures caused by natural lighting under the Florida sun. Firm: Fleischman Garcia
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  • Paradise Valley Community College

    Eight Powerfoil® fans circulate air and provide a break from the Sonoran Desert heat for students moving between the new Life Sciences Building and the College’s innovative exterior study pods. Firm: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
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  • McDonald/ Willis Recreation Center

    Faced with extreme heat and condensation problems, the Columbus Parks and Recreation department looked to Big Ass Fans® for an effective air movement solution less costly than air con. Firm: Roger D. Fields and Associates.
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  • DeTurk Round Barn

    To make this neighborhood landmark a functional summer meeting space, the City of Santa Rosa added two 24-ft (7.3-m) Powerfoil®X fans to augment the structure’s natural ventilation. Firm: TLCD Architecture
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  • Branson School

    Forgoing air con for a more creative climate solution, the architects behind the Branson School modeled optimal air flow and installed two 10-ft (3-m) Powerfoil® fans in the open concept building. Firm: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
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  • Big Ass Fan Company Research & Development facility

    We can’t even count the number of fans in the Big Ass Fans® R&D lab, the first LEED®--Gold building of its kind. The facility is specially designed to test innovations in air movement technology. Firm: WS Construction
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  • Arizona State University

    Nine 12-ft (3.6-m) Powerfoil® fans transform the atria of this Air Force base-turned-college campus and create shaded relief points for students traveling between buildings in the Mesa, Arizona, heat. Firm: Lake/Flato
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