enVerid HLR technology top energy-saving opportunity in DOE study
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enVerid Systems’ HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) technology has been listed as one of the top three priorities for commercial HVAC energy efficiency in a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – providing potential energy savings of 250,000 billion BTU per year in the United States.
The study, evaluated more than 300 technologies and determined a final set of 18 high priority technologies, according to a release.
“To be selected in such a broad and in-depth study is a great validation of HLR technology,” said Dr. Udi Meirav, CEO and founder of enVerid Systems.
The high ranking was due to a combination of superior energy saving potential and peak HVAC load reduction, as well as being suitable for both new buildings and retrofits, the release said. HLR technology was the only solution in the study that also improves indoor air quality (IAQ), which the report cited as more important than energy savings for building occupants.
HVAC is by far the single largest use of energy in commercial buildings. Roughly 30-50 percent of this energy is used to heat or cool outside air that is continuously flowing into the building to dilute unhealthy indoor air pollutants – usually replacing all the air inside a building every one to two hours.
Using HLR technology, buildings can clean indoor air of these contaminants and thereby use less outside air for ventilation. As a result, customers typically achieve 20-30 percent annual energy savings, and can use lower-capacity, less-expensive HVAC equipment – enabling immediate payback on HLR modules.
enVerid HLR modules reduce the intake of outdoor air pollution and provide more control over indoor air quality with continuous monitoring of multiple IAQ parameters on the enVerid Cloud. IAQ has been directly linked by numerous studies to employee productivity and decision-making, not to mention health. Implementing the technology along with an indoor air quality assessment can earn as many as 17 LEED points for buildings, which is more than 40 percent of the points required to receive LEED certification from the USGBC.
HLR technology, which enVerid first deployed in 2012, is listed as “Ventilation Reduction through Advanced Filtration” in the DOE report’s executive summary. enVerid’s HLR technology is explained in detail on pages 42-46.
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