AHR review: Products that take building efficiency and comfort to new levels

AHR review: Products that take building efficiency and comfort to new levels

The annual Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition held this week in Orlando, Fla., featured scores of manufactures spotlighting new technologies aimed at improving energy efficiency and sustainability within commercial structures.

Proud Green Building visited with several of those companies, representing countries around the world, to learn about their latest offerings and the positive impact those products can have for customers.

In the meantime, here’s a look at some of what we saw:

  • Aeroseal provides the industry’s first alternative to traditional manual duct sealing, with an aerosol-based duct sealing solution that works from the inside of the ventilation shaft to “seek” and bond-seal targeted leaks. Developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, EPA and others, technology enables access to leaks in exhaust shafts of existing buildings without any deconstruction/demolition. Aeroseal is used in a variety of applications, including multi-family, hospitality, health care and other buildings.
  • LG displayed the new Multi V S, the next generation of the Multi V Mini series, a compact outdoor mini split unit that can support up to nine individual indoor units. The Multi V S provides cooling or heating zoning capabilities and allows for individual control of room temperatures. The system utilizes single-phase power so it can be used in a wide range of building types, offering overall increased flexibility and efficiency. The Multi V S requires little or no ductwork, resulting in smaller space requirements for piping that preserves the integrity of the exterior of buildings. The system is compatible with LG's Art Cool Mirror, Art Cool Gallery, standard wall-mounted, vertical/horizontal air handlers and several other air handling models.
  • Modine Manufacturing Co., celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, unveiled a modified tractor-trailer that was converted from a traveling NASCAR vehicle facility/garage into a showcase of the company’s products that are deployed in schools, health care facilities and other commercial settings. Orlando was the first stop on a multi-city national tour that will reach its pinnacle this summer in Racine, Wis., to mark the company’s centennial.   
  • Schneider Electric featured automated control systems that allow building owners and managers the ability to monitor and control electrical circuits within HVAC systems in all industrial, commercial and residential buildings. 

Look for video features on some of these products in the coming weeks.

Topics: Associations / Organizations, Automation and Controls, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Educational Buildings, Educational Buildings - Colleges and Universities, Electricity - Electrical and Energy Solutions, Energy Audit / Energy Management, Energy Recovery & Heat Recovery Ventilation, Energy Saving Products, Great Commercial Buildings, Healthcare - Hospitals & Medical Facilities, HVAC - Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Industrial and Manufacturing Buildings, Interiors, Office Buildings, Technology, Urban Planning and Design, Ventilation

Companies: LG HVAC

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