At ARI, we are proud to be original contributors to achieve sustainable building solutions for the workplace. When under floor air distribution (UFAD) was introduced into the work environment in the late 90’s, ARI embraced the concept and teamed up with Tate and York to assist in the design of two of the nation’s first major UFAD projects for Cendant Mortgage and The Keystone Building, totaling 1.5 million square feet. While UFAD was popular in Europe and Asia, these were the first projects to be completed in the U.S. The ability to provide cleaner, fresher air supplied under the floor gave ARI a huge competitive edge in the industry allowing the company to flourish.

Today, ARI is a recognized leader in UFAD technology and has completed major projects for SAP America, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Canon, CSC and many more, allowing data center technology to flourish. Each job is painstakingly documented to help improve efficiency and sustainability for future UFAD projects.

Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD)

UFAD projects have achieved an average of 25% reduction in energy consumption earning the company a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Many projects have achieved improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of 33% or more, along with superior temperature and humidity control, earning LEED Platinum status. ARI recently completed UFAD building projects in Hudson Yards and is currently under contract for a major new project in NYC. Teaming with Tate and Kingspan, ARI is working toward planet passionate goals of net zero carbon, 60% renewable energy and zero waste to landfills by 2030.