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/ b r i e f s industry /hvac FUJITSU, VENTACITY PARTNERSHIP OFFERS COMMERCIAL HVAC SOLUTIONS Fujitsu General America has partnered with Ventacity Systems to provide a more efficient heating, cooling, ventila- tion and controls solution for commercial buildings. The joint solution combines Ventacity's energy-efficient ventilation and whole-building controls technology with Fujitsu's full line of Airstage VRF heat- ing and cooling systems. The two systems, working together seamlessly, enhance comfort, provide better zoning and create a healthier indoor environment. The plug-and-play integration between the Airstage system and Ventacity's cloud- enabled, heat recovery ventilator effectively lowers the variable refrigerant flow capacity needed in order to keep buildings at set- point temperatures, while ventilating per ASHRAE 62.1. The addition of Ventacity's HVAC 2 platform adds a cloud-based system that helps cost-effectively moni- tor and manage HVAC systems in a single building or across entire building portfolios, capturing vital building analytics that can optimize the system's performance. WOMEN IN HVACR ESTABLISHES AMBASSADOR PROGRAM Women in HVACR recently introduced its Ambassador Program to define and guide membership individuals willing to support outreach programs within Women in HVACR. The objectives of the program are to support the organization's commit- tees and promote the HVACR industry to young women and girls. If interested in becoming an ambassador, email educa- tion@womeninhvacr.org CALCULATOR DETERMINES SAVINGS FROM COMMERCIAL REFRIGERANT LEAK REDUCTION Bacharach has released a refrigerant leak reduction cost savings calculator, available at blog.mybacharach.com. The calculator will enable heavy users of commercial refrigerant to evaluate the cost savings associated by reducing the amount of leaking refrigerant. "With the high and increasing prices of some refrigerants, particularly from F-Gas regulations in Europe, implementing a pro- active leak detection system and process can pay for itself in a matter of months. This leads to significant on-going savings," said Tom Burniston, product manager for Refrigerant Leak Detection of Bacharach, Inc. "By reducing the refrigerant leak rate, Energy Department Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Building Rooftop Unit Effi ciency T he U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign recently recognized seven organizations for their leadership in installing more energy-efficient RTUs in commercial buildings. As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Advanced RTU Campaign works with commercial building owners, managers and opera tors that wish to upgrade to high- efficiency RTU technologies and practices in commercial buildings, as well as utilities, energy-efficiency organiza- tions, contractors and manufacturers that can assist. The following organizations are recognized this year for their considerable high-efficiency RTU achieve- ments. Together these seven organizations replaced and/ or retrofitted more than 10,000 units and installed 5,800 automated fault detection and diagnostics systems in a single year, realizing an annual savings of more than 50 million kilowatt hours, equivalent to $5 million. New rec- ognition categories for AFDD and intelligent controls were included to align with the campaign's enhanced focus on operational efficiency. PARTICIPANT AWARDS Walgreens: Highest number of high-efficiency RTU installations and advanced RTU control retrofits. Wal- greens replaced 3,988 RTUs with high-efficiency units, resulting in over 35.7 million kWh annual savings. DaVita, Inc.: Highest number of automated fault de- tection and diagnostic installations on RTUs. DaVita installed 4,889 AFDD systems on their RTUs. Sheetz: Most innovative intelligent control installations for RTUs. Sheetz applied strategies that save energy and improve occupant comfort in convenience stores. Life Time Fitness: Largest RTU efficiency gain from integration of multiple building systems. Life Time Fit- ness implemented creative solutions to integrate several systems that resulted in significant reductions in RTU runtimes and improved performance. SUPPORTER AWARDS Mass Save (with Energy Solutions): Highest number of high-efficiency RTU installations and advanced RTU control retrofits through an efficiency program. The Energy Solutions program reported 6,444 high-efficiency RTU installations in Massachusetts, resulting in over 9.6 million kWh annual savings. Tri-Pacific Heating & A/C: Highest number of high- efficiency RTU installations and advanced RTU control retrofits by a contractor/service provider. Tri-Pacific re- ported 873 advanced RTU control retrofits in California, resulting in over 5 million kWh annual savings. Transformative Wave: Highest number of automated fault detection and diagnostic installations on RTUs. Transformative Wave supported 953 AFDD system installations. The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign recently recognized seven organizations for their leadership in installing more energy-effi cient RTUs in commercial buildings. Tri-Pacifi c Heating and Air Conditioning was awarded for highest number of high-effi ciency RTU installations and advanced RTU control retrofi ts by a contractor or service provider. /briefs users can not only reduce costs but also mitigate supply risks as prices continue to increase and refrigerant production decreases." DELTA ELECTRONICS EARNS 2018 ENERGY STAR AWARD Delta Electronics has received the 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior con- tributions to environmental protection through energy efficiency. Delta is a provider of DC brushless fans, a technology for improving the efficiency of a wide range of solutions, including its line of Delta Breez ventila- tion fans. In fact, 96 percent of Delta's Breez ventilation fans are Energy Star qualified, and 18 percent were rated Energy Star Most Efficient 2017, sur- passing Energy Star efficiency require- ments by as much as 339 percent. JOHNS MANVILLE LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATIONAL PORTAL Johns Manville has recently launched The Source, an online resource designed to help professionals in the mechanical, HVAC and industrial insulation industries stay up to speed on the latest information. There are up to six content catego- ries available on The Source: webinars, specifications, blog, tools, products and online training. As Johns Manville is focused on bridging the knowledge gap and contributing to the education of engineers, specifiers, contractors and facility owners, these resources deliver topics including the latest research results, codes and standards and product information. For more information, visit jm.com/the-source. RHEEM TO SPONSOR PHCC'S HVAC CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD Recognizing excellence in the HVACR industry, Rheem has partnered with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association to sponsor the association's 2018 HVAC Contractor of the Year Award. Nominees are judged on profession- alism, merchandising and manage- ment skills, innovative techniques, trade involvement and community service. The application deadline is July 31. For details, visit phccweb.org. HVACPproducts.com HVAC & Plumbing Product News \ Special Issue 2018 8

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