HOUSTON — enVerid Systems announced that it has been awarded $2.4 million through a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate the deployment of the company’s new HVAC Load Reduction (HLR™) technology for buildings.
enVerid said its HLR technology addresses one of the leading causes of energy waste in buildings associated with HVAC systems, which stems from the constant need to replace indoor air with outside air. The replacement of air in buildings is required to remove indoor-generated air contaminants like carbon dioxide and organic gases that are released by the occupants and the indoor objects. But air replacement means HVAC systems expend energy to condition the incoming outside air, accounting for a substantial percentage of the total energy bill of any building.
The HLR solution is an intelligent, modular, low-cost scrubber that can be retrofitted into nearly any existing building, as well as used in new construction, said the company. Using advanced material technology developed in part through universities and DOE’s National Energy Technology Lab to combat greenhouse gases, the HLR module actively captures and removes the same indoor contaminants that necessitate air replacement, thus allowing buildings to achieve excellent IAQ while eliminating 20 to 40 percent of the cooling or heating energy costs, said enVerid. The approach can be applied in office buildings, stores, schools, hotels, and airports.
“This award represents the DOE’s recognition of the potential benefits of enVerid’s innovative products,” said Udi Meirav, co-founder and CEO of enVerid. “It could have a meaningful impact on the rate at which HLR technology is embraced and utilized, which could ultimately result in massive energy savings to the benefit of building owners, the economy, and the environment.”
For more information, visit www.enverid.com.
Publication date: 10/13/2014