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With commercial buildings spending as much as $80 billion dollars annually on heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) costs, the industry is looking to new technologies to pave the way for a future that’s friendlier to the bottom line.
enVerid Systems Inc., the producer in energy savings and indoor air quality solutions for commercial, government and educational buildings, has seen growing demand for its HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) technology with mechanical engineers, building owners, facilities managers and architects. The HLR module cleans indoor air of contaminants such as carbon dioxide (CO2), formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM2.5), thereby reducing energy consumption by 20 to 40 percent
“We are committed to shaping the future of the building industry,” Dr. Udi Meirav, founder and CEO, enVerid Systems Inc., said “Our pioneering technologies are already helping to boost energy efficiency, cost savings, and improve indoor air quality in commercial buildings worldwide.”
Traditionally, commercial buildings replace all of their indoor air with outside air every one to two hours to prevent high concentrations of indoor pollutants. While the process helps limit these pollutants, the high volume of outdoor air must be heated or cooled to maintain comfortable temperatures and humidity inside the building. This represents 30 to 50 percent of the total load on HVAC systems in most climates, resulting in higher first cost on HVAC systems and higher ongoing energy costs.
By cleaning and recycling the indoor air instead of constantly replacing it with outside air, enVerid’s HLR system decreases the outside air intake required to ventilate a building by 60 to 80 percent and also reduces peak HVAC capacity, resulting in up to 40 percent lower utility demand charges. Moreover, buildings can benefit from decreased maintenance costs and extended life of existing HVAC equipment. The HLR technology is also eligible for local utility rebate programs and has earned significant LEED credits.
“We saw an opportunity to fill a gap in the market with an intelligent technology solution that would more efficiently and effectively capture and clean contaminants like CO2 from indoor air to increase energy efficiency and cost savings,” Meirav said “Our HLR solution is now at the forefront of the industry and has been proven effective for decades in airtight environments of spacecraft and submarines.”
enVerid has been deploying HLR modules since 2012, including with leading universities, major corporations, and others. The technology has been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Energy and is also compliant to the standards for ventilation defined by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).