ODESSA, FL — Global Energy Group Inc. has announced what it says is a new standard in high efficiency for air-cooled packaged air-conditioning units. The company said it has introduced a line of commercial rooftop air conditioning units that improve energy efficiency, resulting in lower electricity usage.

"Our customers will benefit from lower energy bills," said Joe Richardson, president and CEO of Global Energy, "and our society will benefit from the more efficient use of our natural resources."

Global Energy's units received ratings based on Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Standard 340/360.

"Our new Inventor Series 1400 line of rooftop units have been tested by ARI and carry an EER rating of 13.5," said Richardson. "By incorporating patented Global Energy technologies into traditional current rooftop air conditioner designs we are able to 'raise the bar' for energy efficiency in our industry. Previously, high-efficiency units carried an EER rating ranging between 11.0 and 12.0. With our rating of 13.5, our products will establish a new standard in efficiency."

Global Energy is currently offering the EER+ technology in a retrofit unit that modifies existing rooftop air-conditioners. Over the past two years, several retrofit units have been installed in Florida, including post offices, public schools, and a military base. The Inventor Series 1400 will be a complete rooftop unit and will be available on a limited production basis.

The EER+ technology is the key to creating the new high efficiency level, said Richardson. “Global Energy Vice President Thomas Hebert, inventor of the EER+ technology, has applied established rules of thermodynamics to create this higher level of efficiency. The use of the EER+ technology generally increases the capacity of air conditioning equipment by 20%. This increase in capacity in turn raises the efficiency performance of the equipment, resulting in a meaningful reduction in the equipment's use of electricity.”

Global Energy was formed in 1998 for the primary purpose of inventing, developing, and commercializing new technologies that improve the energy efficiency of existing products and processes.

Publication date: 08/12/2002