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enVerid Systems, took the top honor at this year’s AHR Expo by winning Product of the Year with the enVerid HLR 1000E module. The AHR Expo is the world’s largest, most comprehensive gathering of over 70,000 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition (HVAC) industry professionals from around the globe each year.
Awarded by a panel of judges from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the Product of the Year is the single most significant honor, given annually to only one product across a vast industry ranging from air conditioning and heating to plumbing and air quality. The Product of the Year winner is selected from the 10 winners of the AHR Expo Innovation Awards. Other finalists for the award included industry heavyweights such as Johnson Controls and Emerson Electric. The enVerid HLR 1000E had previously been recognized as the 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Award winner in the Green Building category.
Judges commented that the enVerid HLR technology “was not only innovative, but visionary,” and called it “an industry game-changer.” These comments refer to the significant benefits – energy savings, better indoor air quality and comfort, significant credits towards green building certifications, and smart building technology – that are provided by HLR systems while simultaneously decreasing the capital costs of commercial HVAC systems.
Legacy commercial HVAC designs rely on massive volumes of outside airflow to maintain indoor air quality, resulting in oversized equipment and often a 30-50 percent waste in HVAC energy consumption. To eliminate this waste, HLR technology cleans a building’s indoor air at a nanoscopic molecular level, enabling the building to use far less outside air ventilation while improving indoor air quality. Buildings can then invest in smaller, less expensive HVAC systems and realize immediate capital cost savings while enjoying 20-30% ongoing annual energy savings for the life of the building.
“Being named Product of the Year is an enormous honor and extremely gratifying to our entire team,” said Dr. Udi Meirav, founder and President of enVerid Systems. “But even more importantly, it is a recognition of the transformative potential of HLR technology for the entire industry. We hope this will further encourage the industry to accelerate the adoption of HLR-based designs of HVAC systems and bring its phenomenal benefits to buildings all over the world.”
HLR technology has also been recognized by the United States Department of Energy, which ranked it as one of the top 3 energy saving technologies for commercial buildings. In addition, the United States Green Building Council has created new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits that enable buildings using HLR technology to typically earn an additional 10-12 LEED points, thereby reducing the cost of LEED certifications.
enVerid HLR systems not only clean indoor air but also reduce the building’s intake of polluted outside air. Better indoor air quality is proven to significantly enhance cognitive performance, productivity, and overall health (see a summary of scientific studies here). enVerid HLR systems are equipped with advanced Indoor Air Quality sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) technology so that building air quality can be continuously monitored on the enVerid Cloud, giving building owners a significant “Smart Building” differentiator to attract and retain tenants.