Milwaukee, United States: Johnson Controls has announced introducing the new YORK EcoAdvance module that captures and removes molecular contaminants from indoor air while intelligently managing the flow of outside air into a building. According to the announcement, the process substantially reduces heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) peak loads by more than 40%, resulting in an average of 20-40% annual energy cost savings. The module, the announcement said, is powered by HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) technology.
The company said that the module is easy to install in conjunction with air-handling units (AHUs), energy recovery ventilators or rooftop units. It reportedly minimises the amount of outside air necessary to maintain air quality, while meeting and exceeding the requirements for ASHRAE Standard 62.1 – Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). The company highlighted that technology’s self-cleaning operation automatically removes contaminants from the building via exhaust and uses smart sensors to continuously monitor system performance and air quality inside a building.
Revealing the features of the module, the company said EcoAdvance comprises built-in electronics and software, including networking for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, that are engineered to control, record and report all aspects of the HVAC load reduction system operation 24/7. It further said that customers can verify savings, monitor IAQ, and remotely configure and control the system using a computer, tablet or smart phone. Also, BACnet enables integration with building automation systems (BAS), added the company.
When installed at a large corporation’s headquarters, HLR technology, the company claimed, enabled a USD 200,000 savings in HVAC equipment, while increasing the energy efficiency of its existing systems, reducing HVAC system water consumption, and improving air quality.
The company highlighted that the module can help buildings achieve U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) status. It added that EcoAdvance is also eligible for utility rebates where applicable, making retrofits to existing HVAC systems an attractive opportunity.
EcoAdvance, the company said, is suitable for new construction and equipment replacement projects, where it can enable downsizing of equipment, and retrofit applications on existing HVAC systems.
Johnson Controls said that more information on YORK EcoAdvance can be sought at the 2017 AHR Expo in booth C3124.