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March 27, 2012
AIRTEST STRATEGIC SUPPLIER WINS SHELL SPRINGBOARD AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGY THAT REDUCES GREENHOUSE GASES

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AIRTEST STRATEGIC SUPPLIER WINS SHELL SPRINGBOARD AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGY THAT REDUCES GREENHOUSE GASES

DELTA, BC, March 27, 2012 - AirTest Technologies Inc. ("The Company") (TSX Venture: AAT) is pleased to announce that one of AirTest's strategic OEM product suppliers, Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) of Glasgow, Scotland has won the Shell Springboard Award in recognition of their breakthrough COZIR technology in gas sensing. AirTest is the distributor for this innovative technology in North and South America.


This COZIR gas sensor represents a breakthrough in CO2 sensing technology in that it consumes 50 times less energy than conventional CO2 sensors, can measure up to 100% CO2, is resistant to jarring and shock, and can be configured to sample from 2 to 20 times per second.


The Shell Springboard Awards encourage innovation in reducing greenhouse gases to slow global climate change. According to the news release provided by Shell "Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd (GSS) received a 40,000 financial boost for its high performance CO2 sensors that help users in the building control market reduce energy costs by up to 20%." The COZIR technology is unique in that it represents the first mass-produced gas sensor that utilizes an infrared light emitting diode (LED) that allows for ultra-low power performance and extremely fast sampling time. Alan Henderson, Managing Director of GSS said: "This prestigious Shell Springboard Award will help us launch into commercializing on a global basis. We are the only company in the world who has this technology, so we know our sensor is truly unique. It provides a new solution for the global building control market and uses battery and energy harvesting techniques for wireless platforms monitoring CO2 for ventilation control and can save a minimum of 15-20% of energy costs."


According to George Graham, President of AirTest, "Since the signing of our distribution agreement with GSS in January, AirTest has found very strong interest in the new GSS sensor technology, and we believe that the unique characteristics of this technology will open up many new markets. Of particular interest are applications that rely on battery powered devices such as hand held or wireless sensor/transmitters which we could not previously address. Another potential new market is in the field of medicine, especially sports medicine, where versions of the GSS Sprinter product can sample up to 20 times per second, ideal for analyzing patients' breath."



About AirTest: AirTest Technologies (airtest.com) is a Green-Tech company specializing in sensors that improve commercial building operating efficiency and at the same time create energy savings. These sensors are all based on technical innovations developed in the last ten years, and comprise a growing second wave of energy saving technologies that will make a significant contribution to the Sustainable Buildings Program. AirTest offers its products to leading-edge building owners, contractors and energy service companies targeting the buildings market. AirTest also provides energy cost reduction solutions to building equipment and controls manufacturers who incorporate AirTest sensor components in their products.


About Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd: GSS is a privately held company, based in Glasgow, Scotland; GSS (COZIR.com) is a manufacturer of LED/photodiode based gas sensing solutions that offer dramatically lower power, competitive cost, and significantly more rugged design than conventional sensor technologies. Its COZIR technology has been developed from GSS's patented non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) configuration, utilizing unique mid-infrared light emitting diode source and photodiode detector technology.


Shell Springboard Award: For more information go to: shellspringboard.org/news/110


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Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward looking statements". The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbours created thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results.


For further information, please contact:


Mr. George Graham, President

Phone: (604) 517 3888

Fax : (604) 517 3900

Email: ggraham@airtest.com

Website: www.airtest.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AirTestTech


Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 
Published: March 27, 2012 Last Updated: March 27, 2012