SPR 2017

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This graph illustrates HVAC load reduction and energy use. The innovative self- regenerating module allows buildings to signifi cantly reduce dependence on outside air and still meet the ASHRAE 62.1 requirements for indoor air quality. requires a 20 ton HVAC system. Instead, theoretically, a 9 ton system could pro- vide heating, cooling and the required ventilation. Building owners have a choice to downsize from a 20 ton system to a much lesser tonnage system based on their comfort level. Building owners who have adopted this technology are actually seeing an immediate payback for plan and spec jobs and less than three years' payback for retrofit applications, depending on the nature of the site. REDUCED EQUIPMENT SIZE MEANS REDUCED OPERATING COSTS Reducing equipment size translates to savings on capital expenditures, reduced operating costs and lower utility bills — all savings the end-user realizes in a short period of time (quick payback). Additionally, the units may qualify for utility rebates, increasing savings. Another benefit the system offers is flexibility. Load reduction modules fea- ture a lightweight, compact size, which means they can be easily transported, fit through standard doorways and eas- ily installed vertically or horizontally with an existing HVAC infrastructure, including air-handling units, rooftop units, energy recovery ventilators and electrostatic precipitators. The units offer a simple, turnkey solution that requires minimal labor for installation and is scalable for any building. By dramatically reducing the intake of outdoor air, load reduction technology also reduces the intake of outdoor pollut- ants. The effectiveness of the system can be tracked 24/7, thanks to online access to performance metrics, including air quality and real time, validating energy savings. Additionally, end-users can use their computers or smartphones to control the system remotely. MODULE REQUIRES MINIMAL MAINTENANCE The module is designed to require minimal onsite routine maintenance. The sorbent degrades over time, making annual replacement of the cartridge set the only required standard mainte- nance. This can be performed by any certified technician. And because the modules perform as efficiently as they do, they qualify for LEED points (up to 14 points in certain cases). Health concerns, comfort require- ments and sustainability goals make indoor air quality a topic of growing interest. Although traditional ventila- tion products that work in conjunction with HVAC systems adequately address these concerns, innovative new tech- nologies are moving beyond improving IAQ to include minimizing an HVAC system's load and reducing energy consumption. In the end, occupants are provided with a safer, more comfortable environ- ment that minimizes health risks and will likely increase occupants' produc- tivity, all while minimizing expenses and contributing to the bottom line. Amol Joshi is managing the commercializa- tion eff orts on YORK EcoAdvance, Johnson Controls. UNDERSTANDING, ACCELERA TED INTRODUCING AIRPRO ™ PERFORMANCE BEYOND MEASURE AirPro™ Instruments are revolutionary wireless velocity and pressure measurement solutions that maximize productivity by off ering easier measurement access, unmatched accuracy, seamless multi-data reporting and a user-friendly interface for fast, intuitive operation. They provide superior service through license and probe management, extended service contracts and advanced probe replacements that eliminate downtime. www.tsi.com/AirPro CIRCLE ID# 17 ON READER SERVICE CARD OR GO TO HVACPPRODUCTS.COM/MARKET

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