Modern + Green Big Ass Fans
I used to workout at one particular gym everyday--you know the drill...elliptical, weights, situps, etc. Oddly, my body was getting healthier, but I was growing to hate the place for two reasons. First, the place was dirty and they didn't provide any cleaners to wipe the machines once you were done. Second, I had to get surgery on my neck for a staph infection, and later, had a cyst on my arm. I'm thinking both infections came from unsanitary gym conditions because I was healthy before and have been healthy since. Anyway. One day, the atmosphere completely changed, but I couldn't figure out what it was. Then it dawned on me that the place wasn't as musty as it usually was and that was a result of the wonderful "Big Ass Fan." Seriously, the Big Ass Fan is hard to miss, but it made jumping on that treadmill a dream. From what I understand, if you do the math, this large, ten-blade piece of ceiling bling can reduce heating + cooling costs (to $.05 /hour).
Here's the concept: the large blades, when combined with lower rotation speeds produce a massive, but gentle, breeze to keep the air cool in the summer and warm in the winter. As you can tell from the pictures, they look pretty good and can be custom painted too. Since the blades travel at a slower speed, they don't make that much noise either. Check out the website and read all the case studies on the website. There's an abundance of information that may help you determine whether the Big Ass Fan is suitable for your facility.