Transformative Wave Expands Capacity for Its HVAC Retrofit Solution
Facility expansion enables scalability in production
KENT, Wash. — Transformative Wave announced that it has expanded its production capacity to meet increased demand for its CATALYST product, a HVAC energy efficiency retrofit solution for existing constant volume rooftop units (RTUs). With CATALYST installations in 34 of the 50 states, as well as two Canadian provinces, the company estimates the solution is saving almost 35 million kWh a year, with energy cost savings in excess of $4 million annually for its customers.
Transformative Wave has increased the size of its production facility by more than two-and-a-half times, from 3,000 square feet to 8,000. The expanded space has made room for five, 32-foot programming/quality control benches. This allows the staff to have dozens of units simultaneously powered up for programming and quality assurance testing. Overall, Transformative Wave’s ability to build and program CATALYST kits has multiplied by a factor of eight with this improvement in its operations.
“As our existing customers continue to enjoy the benefits of our solutions, word is spreading and the inevitable is happening. We are seeing continued growth in the demand for our product,” said Danny Miller, president of Transformative Wave. “This investment in additional infrastructure facilitates our ability to respond effectively to the market appetite for the CATALYST and our other products. It is critical to meeting customer expectations that we are able to build and ship product within reasonable time frames and this new production facility allows us to do just that.”
The first nationwide rollout for the solution was with Whole Foods Market, which received an award for the energy savings driven by the CATALYST. Also, the U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific and Hawaii, along with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, were similarly awarded for their savings spearheaded by the CATALYST. In addition, Transformative Wave’s Affiliate Partner Network, typically made up of mechanical contractors, has grown each year as more companies become aware of the potential savings the CATALYST solution can provide.
For more information, visit www.transformativewave.com.
Publication date: 5/17/2016