Friday, April 20, 2012

40 EER air-conditioning efficiency achieved by Climate Master

40 EER achieved by Climate Master.

A Major achievement for air-conditioning efficiency is the announcement from Climate Master and certified by AHR that it has attained 40 EER the best efficiency in industry today.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Climate Master recently announced its Trilogy™ 40 series has exceeded 40 EER at ground-loop conditions and been certified by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
The Trilogy 40 utilizes variable-speed technology to provide a range of heating and cooling capacities, with the ability to perfectly match loads to as low as 30 percent of maximum. The Trilogy 40 Q-mode series is the outcome of five-year collaboration between Climate Master and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies program. Based on field tests and analysis by ORNL, the Trilogy 40 Q-Mode can save up to 65 percent of annual energy use and cost for space conditioning and water heating in residential applications versus new minimum 13 SEER conventional systems.
“Climate Master has a solid track record of leadership and innovation since its founding in 1957,” said Daniel Ellis, president. “We are very proud to continue that legacy with the launch of the new Trilogy 40.”
For installing and servicing contractors, the Trilogy 40 offers the technology needed to configure and diagnose the system electronically using communicating controls and sensors that monitor system operation to ensure peak performance.
 The Trilogy 40 Q-Mode represents a major breakthrough in comfort and efficiency,” said John Bailey, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Climate Master. “With variable-speed fan, pump, and compressor technology, plus four operating modes, it far exceeds the capabilities of any other HVAC unit on the market today. Plus, it can completely eliminate the use of auxiliary heat even in far Northern climates.”

Jules Williams.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Carrier Air-conditioning lunches home energy improvment program

BALTIMORE, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier introduced its new Energy Experts program, a nationwide program focused on improving home performance and reducing home energy costs for consumers, today at the Affordable Comfort Inc. (ACI) National Home Performance Conference in Baltimore, Md. Energy Experts is a comprehensive home performance and energy assessment program for Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealers. The program will help consumers be more comfortable in their homes, reduce home energy consumption, and save money on utility bills. Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions (HVACR), is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX - News).
 Carrier Energy Experts will conduct home performance energy audits that typically analyze a variety of factors within the home, including the heating and cooling system, air flow and the home envelope (roof, windows, doors, insulation, etc.), and provide solutions to improve on the overall efficiency of the home.
 According to the Department of Energy's Buildings Energy Data Book, heating and cooling account for about 54 percent of a typical home's energy usage," said Matt Nuijens, Carrier brand manager. "Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers are already HVAC experts, so the Energy Experts program is a natural next step. Through the Energy Experts program, Carrier dealers will become knowledgeable on all areas of home energy conservation. They can conduct whole home energy audits and provide solutions to consumers that can save costs," added Nuijens.
As part of the Energy Experts program, the Carrier 360 Degree whole home energy audit includes a six-step assessment of the home, including inspection, testing, analysis, recommendations, resolution and results on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, air filtration/distribution and home envelope. Carrier Energy Experts will utilize state-of-the-art technology for the energy audit, such as thermal imaging cameras, blower door testing equipment or static pressure gauges. Following the audit, consumers are provided with steps to improve on home performance, through adjustments to home energy systems, including repair, upgrades or replacement of the heating and cooling and air filtration/distribution systems as well as the home envelope.
"For more than 100 years, people have been able to turn to the experts at Carrier," said Chris Nelson, vice president, sales and marketing, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems. 

 "Carrier Energy Experts can provide homeowners with solutions that address the energy efficiency of the whole home, identify areas where you could be losing valuable energy, and provide a prioritized list of ways you can save on energy costs. It is another example of Carrier's commitment to energy efficiency, sustainability and customer service."
 Carrier is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide

Jules Williams Building Analyst (BPI)

Federal Government allocate US$5.2 million for improving building efficiency.

Federal Government allocate US$5.2 Million  for improving building energy efficiency.

WASHINGTON — As part of the Obama administration’s blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, including advanced heating and cooling systems and high-efficiency insulation, windows, and roofs. The funding will advance the research, development, demonstration, and manufacture of innovative building technologies to speed the commercialization of affordable, high-performance products that will save money for American families and businesses.
The Department of Energy (DOE) reports that homes and commercial buildings consume approximately 40 percent of the energy used in the U.S., costing American consumers more than $400 billion. Nearly a third of that energy is used for HVAC operations. Advancing HVAC building technologies and improving the design and materials that make up a building’s envelope, or air seal, will significantly reduce the cost to heat and cool residential and commercial buildings, while providing a tremendous opportunity to cut carbon emissions and reduce the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels.
DOE seeks applicants for up to $5.2 million in funding to support breakthroughs in energy-saving HVAC systems and building envelope solutions. Eligible mechanical HVAC system projects should aim to increase the efficiency of cost- effective systems and components suitable for both existing buildings and new construction. Eligible building envelope projects will focus on advancing high-performance, cost-effective, and attractive solutions to minimize energy loss in homes and commercial buildings. DOE is particularly interested in proposals for innovative technologies for use in existing buildings, especially if they can help accelerate adoption of energy-efficient building upgrades.
As part of a planned three-year initiative, Congress has appropriated $1.2 million for HVAC and building envelope projects that develop advanced manufacturing processes or equipment to help lower the life-cycle energy cost of manufactured products and improve the performance of energy-efficient building technologies. DOE plans to make additional requests totaling $10.8 million to Congress over the next two years to support these innovative building efficiency technologies.
Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Eastern time, April 17. For more information, visit
Publication date: 04/02/2012