• How the Aeroseal process works.
    How the Aeroseal process works.

A provider of air sealing solutions for HVAC ductwork and building envelopes, Aeroseal, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical companies.

Aeroseal’s duct and building envelope sealing technology significantly reduces air leakage in existing and new buildings, which is a critical part of achieving energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals around the world.

Following a successful trial of Aeroseal’s technology in Saudi Arabia, the parties agreed to explore opportunities to: accelerate the deployment of Aeroseal’s technology in the company’s building fleet and elsewhere; pursue joint testing of building ductwork and envelopes nationwide to uncover most prominent opportunities; commercialize the technology in novel applications such as gas pipelines; and localize Aeroseal’s supply chain in Saudi Arabia.

Aramco senior vice president of technology, oversight & coordination, Ali Al-Meshari, said the company plans to achieve Net Zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions across its wholly-owned operated assets by 2050.

“Energy efficiency technologies such as Aeroseal’s represent an effective way to reduce the energy consumption in existing and new buildings,” he said.

“This is especially important in the equatorial belt and global south, where air conditioning use is projected to grow at a rapid pace.”

According to the International Energy Agency, the operation of buildings accounts for roughly 30 per cent of all global energy consumption.

Leaky ductwork wastes 20-40 per cent of that energy. Aeroseal’s technology seals these leaks consistently and efficiently, making buildings healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient.

Aeroseal estimates that such technologies have the potential to reduce global GHG emissions by 1GT CO2 equivalent globally if deployed throughout the world’s building fleet.

For Aeroseal, this collaboration builds on work underway in Saudi Arabia, which includes successful installations in flagship buildings such as King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and King Saud University, as well as several previous collaborations with Aramco.