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Envira-North Systems Ltd. is thrilled with the positive response to their Altra-Air Fan. These fans are a green power breakthrough which allows our High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans to deliver previously impossible levels of performance.

Our energy efficient ceiling fans features a five-bladed design that can move more air than ever before with 20% more efficiency. Altra-Air HVLS fans blanket a very large area with constantly moving air to create an expansive comfort zone.

| Articles & Press

November 2016 - An article on HVLS fans written by Dean Wood, Envira-North Sales & Marketing Manager, has been featured in the Winter 2016 issue of Ontario Recreation Facilities Association's (ORFA) Facility Forum publication. The article will also be featured in the BC version of the publication at the end of 2016. Check out the article here --> http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/ORFQ/ORFQ0416/index.php#/22

March 2016 - Envira-North donated two blades to Biomimicry New England (BNE) as part of their exhibit “Innovation Inspired by Nature” at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Massachusetts. The exhibit opened in February and runs through the end of 2016.

“Again my sincere thanks for contributing your blades to our exhibitions. They are the largest and most dramatic examples we have!” - Peter Lawrence, President and Co-Founder, Biomimicry New England

May 2014 - Check out this article on the benefits of HVLS fans as explained by our very own Sales Manager, Dean Wood! Article posted in Building Strategies & Sustainability http://www.reminetwork.com/articles/the-benefits-of-hvls-fans/.

October 2013 - 'The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation' is a new book written by Jay Harman which explores biomimicry and its involvement in technological advancement around the world. 'The Shark’s Paintbrush' offers a ‘Secrets of the Sea’ chapter with mention of Envira-North Systems Ltd and how the blade technology came to be. Published by White Cloud Press, the book was released on June 25, 2013, and is available through Amazon.

July 2013 - Case Study in Dubai written by Dean Wood (Envira-North International Sales Manager) – "Air Conditioning Savings with HVLS Fans" was published in the July 2013 Edition of the Climate Control Middle East publication.

It’s on pages 62-65 in the link.


February 2013 - This is an article in the St.Louis Post about Altra-Air fans upcoming installation at the Muny, an outdoor theater in St. Louis. They are being installed to replace existing fans that were loud and distruptive during performances. Only a test fan has been installed to date.

"Their sound tests were the last step in deciding whether Muny audiences could enjoy music and a manufactured breeze at the same time."

Follow the link below to view the full article and see the video!


October 2012 - A recent interview was conducted by 'Climate Control Middle East' regarding Canada’s HVAC-R Industry.

Dean Wood, Envira-North International Sales Manager weighs in and offers some insight.

Follow the link below to view the interview!


January 2012 - We are proud to announce Envira-North Systems Ltd has an article printed in the current issue (January 2012) of Climate Control Middle East.

The article was written by Dean Wood, Envira-North International Sales Manager and is titled "Change is in the Air".

Follow the link below to view the article on the climate control website!


November 2011 - We are proud to announce we are the Green Leader Award recipient for 2011 from the Huron Manufacturing Association.

The Green Leader Award is presented to a Huron County manufacturer who has demonstrated leadership in the development of environmentally sustainable processes, policies and products.

We are proud to be recognized and to recieve this award!


June 2011 - We are proud to announce we have won a New Product Award in the New Product Showcase in the Ventilation, Devices and Distribution category at the MCEE 2011 Show in Montreal, Quebec.

May 2011 - WhalePower Technology has been featured in 'Mechanical Engineering' magazine with mention of Envira-North Systems! Click here to read the article and to learn more about this exciting and effective technology. http://memagazine.asme.org/.

March 2011 - Check out the March edition of Technology Review publication as there is a mention of Envira-North and our use of the WhalePower blade design.

Click here download the translated article (German to English) and to learn more about WhalePower. Click here to visit the Technology Review magazine website.

November 2010 - Due to the overwhelming success of WhalePower with our partners in Australia, our Altra-Air HVLS fans have been featured in an article in FEN. Check it out by clicking their logo on the right or by visiting www.myfen.com.au.

November 2010 - An article currently in 'Design Engineering' magazine features WhalePower's Humpback-inspired Blade Technology with mention of Envira-North Systems! Check it out by clicking their logo on the right or by visiting www.design-engineering.com.

| Television

Global News
National Broadcast / September 27, 2009

The National / July 22, 2008

Discovery Channel
Daily Planet / April 14, 2008

| Online

huffingtonpost.com Imitating Nature: Engineering's Sincerest Form of Efficiency

InventorSpot.com Humpback Whale Inspires Best Wind Power Turbines: WhalePower Tubercle Technology

| Print

Please see linked OPA article to find valuable information on the demand for the Altra-Air Fan. Article is written by Ontario Power Authority and is located in the Volume 4, Issue 2, September 2010 edition.

Popular Mechanics
Winds of Change / July 2009

July 21, 2008

Peak Energy
July 14, 2008

Material Handling Management
June 2008

The Christian Science Monitor
May 15, 2008

Discovery Magazine
May 20, 2008

National Geographic
April 2008

The Toronto Star
March 3, 2008

| In The Know

An informative video describing how our products work together to create a unique package of HVAC components.

| Upcoming Shows


| September 20 - 22, 2017

Envira-North will be exhibiting at the efa in Leipzig, Germany from September 20 - 22, 2017.
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2017 SEMA

| October 31 - November 3, 2017

Envira-North will be exhibiting at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV from October 31 - November 3, 2017. Booth #16507
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2018 AHR Expo

| January 22 - 24, 2018

Envira-North will be exhibiting at the 2018 AHR EXPO in Chicago from January 22 - 24, 2018.
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