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Healthy buildings build confidence. That’s the message Carrier Corp. representatives delivered at this year’s AHR Expo. The company displayed an array of equipment and other products designed to make buildings healthier and more comfortable.

To achieve optimal IAQ and associated benefits, Carrier Healthy Air Systems experts will evaluate site systems, operations, conditions, and collect IAQ measurements, then analyze the data and, if needed, provide customized recommendations to meet certification standards. Customers can leverage solutions from Carrier’s vast Healthy Buildings program portfolio to implement solutions. Once desired results are achieved, Carrier provides a certified report along with materials for building owners to visually demonstrate the facility has been verified as meeting Carrier Certified Healthy Air Systems standards. Carrier will work with customers to periodically validate the certification.

Carrier Infinity 24 Heat Pump.

AWARD WINNER: The Infinity 24 Heat Pump with Greenspeed Intelligence is Carrier’s highestefficiency and most advanced heat pump with up to 24 SEER and 13 HSPF. It won the AHR Expo Innovation Award. (Staff photo)

One key product for achieving health buildings and building confidence isn’t a piece of equipment. It’s the Abound platform that allows building operators to monitor IAQ and occupancy, along with energy usage. It can run air purifiers if needed or turn them off if not.

“It’s a platform that has many different applications,” said Brad Croasdale, associate sales director for Abound. “It’s a moment in time when occupants are looking for something like this.”

The company displayed its air purifier, which features capture and kill technology. This means that as air comes across an electric coil, the coil charges so particulates stick to the filter. The electricity then eliminates these particulates.

Carrier also profiled its Opticlean IAQ solution. This was named one of the best inventions of 2020 by Time magazine. The Opticlean can act as either a portable air scrubber or can create a negative air pressure environment. Both work to eliminate viruses.

The pandemic has made people more aware of potential threats, including those from climate change. Carrier is offering a range of products to help consumers and building operators reduce their carbon footprints. This includes a new line of commercial heat pumps that use the company’s EcoBlue fan direct drive ECM. This design is 40% more efficient and uses 75% fewer moving parts, said Ted Sheldon, Carrier’s new product marketing manager for rooftops.

Carrier’s latest residential offering is a fully variable speed heat pump that is up to 24 SEER. Braden Cook, Carrier’s residential product manager, said the company is also offering a hybrid system that pairs a ductless outdoor unit with a standard indoor unit and a 24 V thermostat.

Carrier AquaEdge 19MVl.

LEADING THE WAY: The AquaEdge 19MV leverages EquiDrive two-stage back-to-back compressor technology, now with magnetic bearings, to improve energy efficacy. (Staff photo)

Carrier is also helping the environment by using less material to deliver the same results. The Aqua Edge 19MV centrifugal chiller is a 600-ton machine that can be fit through double doors without any disassembly required. The AquaEdge 19MV leverages EquiDrive two-stage back-to-back compressor technology, now with magnetic bearings, to improve energy efficacy.

To help consulting engineers make more objective and informed decisions about their chiller plant designs, Carrier has introduced PLV Pro, a new software tool to provide fast, easy life cycle cost analysis at no charge for water-cooled chillers from different manufacturers. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable, and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.

PLV Pro calculates custom part-load weighting factors and condenser water temperatures based on site-specific weather profiles, U.S. Department of Energy building occupancy profiles, chiller staging, and system design. Criteria include geographical location, building type, quantity of chillers, chiller staging method, and chiller plant capacity and design. Custom PLV weighting factors and condenser water temperatures generated by the software are suitable for inclusion in equipment schedules.

PLV Pro uses load profiles generated with Carrier’s Hourly Analysis Program energy modeling software for thousands of building types and locations worldwide, using building modeling and 8760-hour-by-hour analysis. By leveraging a large library of pre-calculated, detailed load profiles, PLV Pro can deliver both fast analysis and credible results for local job specifications.