Winner 2019 Category: Co2 Efficiency




The fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg is utilising its position as a leader in the technology of Biomimicry. To further reduce CO2 consumption, the humpback whale served as the model for the latest composite material fan development which also incorporates Biomimicry features of owls and trees. The new centrifugal impeller possesses features of three completely different approaches to Biomimicry: from both aerodynamics (ornithology) and hydrodynamics (marine biology) and biomechanics (trees). This improves the carbon footprint equally in two ways: through a significant reduction in the material used as well lower energy consumption when operating in climate control equipment and industrial ventilation systems.