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Permatron’s PreVent® Filters and LEED Certification
"The installation of the Permatron PreVent filter has saved us money, reduced downtime, and to date eliminated any possible environmental outages." -- Gary Wilcox, Production Supervisor, Osram-Sylvania
"By using the PreVent filters, we've reduced our seasonal filtration costs by almost 70% and our maintenance and cleaning man-hours are about a third of what they were with the old filtration equipment." -- Angelo Carrieri, Maintenance Superintendent, Water and Sanitation District, Parker, Colorado
PreVent® air intake filters stop debris, like COTTONWOOD, from entering HVACR equipment, and clogging up the system. Debris insulated coils cause heat build-up, higher discharge pressure and amp draws. Reduced air flow from clogged fins causes equipment to run longer cycle times, at reduced capacity, with increased energy consumption. This UV protected filter reduces necessary equipment maintenance, downtime and frequent/labor intensive condenser coil chemical cleanings. Debris comes off easily with a broom or shop vacuum. Custom made to any air intake perimeter, a variety of design features allow filter to be attached easily and securely.
Permatron's PreVent® filters can help your building achieve certification through the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Rating System by contributing to the following credits:
Energy and Atmosphere (EA) -- Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance
Intent: To achieve increasing levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.
How PreVent filters are consistent with this Intent: PreVent® filters provide facility managers with an easily maintained, reuseable, highly efficient means of ensuring optimum HVAC equipment efficiency by preventing condenser fins, coils, and air intake grills from become clogged and inefficient, thereby eliminating potential excessive HVAC equipment energy use.
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) -- Credit 5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
Intent: To minimize building occupant exposure to potentially hazardous particulates and chemical pollutants.
How PreVent filters are consistent with this Intent: PreVent® filters serve as a first line of defense against any pollutants in outside air being brought into a building. These filters reduce the amount of pollutants that reach indoor HVAC equipment filters, freeing up these filters to capture other particulates and extending their useful life.
Innovation & Design (ID) -- Credit 1: Innovation in Design
Intent: To provide design teams and projects the opportunity to achieve exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED Green Building Rating System and/or innovative performance in Green Building categories not specifically addressed by the LEED Green Building Rating System.
How PreVent filters are consistent with this Intent: The benefits of PreVent® filters transcend the current definitions of LEED credits by providing improved energy efficiency and reduced indoor pollutant levels by means of a technology that is not specifically listed in the requirement of each credit. Benefits related to each credit listed above can be quantified using laboratory testing data and historical energy savings records.