10/10/2012<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Trane Unitary Rooftop System Exceeds Industry Standard for Energy Efficiency
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is introducing the next generation of IntelliPak™ I unitary rooftop systems in configurations from 20 tons to 130 tons.
The redesigned IntelliPak I systems are the most energy and operationally efficient units available on the market today, delivering the best installed value of any unitary rooftop system. The new IntelliPak I is a packaged rooftop unit that has energy efficiency ratings (EER) of 11 — the highest industry rating on standard configured products. Some IntelliPak I configurations exceed the EER of 11 and achieve as high as 14.2.
The new Trane systems feature eDrive™, a direct-drive plenum fan technology that is up to 20 percent more efficient than traditional forward-curved fans. The belt-free design prevents particles from building up in the filter, which cuts operating costs and maintenance demands. The system’s eDrive™ technology is quiet, improving acoustics in critical environments.
“Trane is the clear leader in the packaged rooftop business, with some of the most efficient, best-manufactured equipment on the market,” said Jon Gundersen, president of United Mechanical. “Combined with their commitment to single-source responsibility, Trane provides the lowest lifecycle cost of any heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer we’ve worked with.”
The new packaged rooftop systems are equipped with fully-integrated, factory-installed system controls for easy setup. Each unit features a state-of-the-art direct digital unit control module that is pre-configured and provides accurate and reliable performance right away. An optional human interface panel also provides superior monitoring capability and better diagnostics, reducing troubleshooting time and lowering service costs.
“The new IntelliPak I systems leverage the best technology available today to provide customers with all the benefits of a truly integrated rooftop HVAC system and set a new industry benchmark for both installation and operation,” said Matt Muhlada, product manager for large rooftops for Trane. “IntelliPak I systems deliver significant cost advantages and efficient operation. As a turnkey system, it offers simplified setup through intuitive, easy-to-use controls. Plus, it fits on existing curbs and lowers labor costs during installation.”
The new IntelliPak I is suited for a broad range of applications including large office buildings, restaurants, retail centers, industrial facilities and institutional buildings used for healthcare and education.
IntelliPak I units are built in accordance with Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) guidelines, with all eligible systems receiving certification. Certified IntelliPak I units meet AHRI testing standards on a system level — unlike many competitive products that contain only certified components.
To learn more about the IntelliPak I systems or the complete offering of unitary systems, visit www.trane.com/ipak1