WASHINGTON — An HVAC technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has won one of this year’s R&D 100 Awards.
The winning technology is called “HVAC Load Reduction Technology for Commercial Buildings.” Leveraging the laboratory’s expertise in sorbent technology development, NETL partnered with enVerid Systems to create unique multi-functional sorbents that can capture carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compounds at ambient temperatures and which regenerate below 60°C.
With these new sorbents, enVerid was able to develop an HVAC load reduction (HLR) technology, which uses a module integrated into existing HVAC systems to scrub the air of harmful indoor air contaminants. This technology helps to reduce energy use and lower costs by recirculating the already-conditioned inside air.
For more information about National Energy Technology Laboratory, visit www.netl.doe.gov.
For more information about enVerid Systems, visit www.enverid.com.
Publication date: 11/18/2016