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enVerid’s Indoor Air Scrubber Named Product of the Year

enVerid Systems’ Indoor Air Scrubber Named Product of the Year

From AHR Today, 2019

ATLANTA—An indoor air scrubber is the most innovative HVAC technology at this year’s AHR Expo.

enVerid Systems’ (B1061) HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR) module 1000E-M was named the 2019 Product of the Year during the Show’s Innovation Awards ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

Udi Meirav, CEO and Founder of enVerid Systems, said he cannot overstate the significance of being named Product of the Year.

“We are trying to bring something very new that is different, and acquiring the confidence and the support of the industry is the Number 1 issue for us. That’s really the most important thing to happen for us to really get this innovation out there to the world,” he said.

The indoor air scrubber module is designed to lower energy wastage from HVAC systems. It reduces the amount of outdoor air needed for ventilation by 60% to 80%, resulting in increased energy efficiency and annual energy savings of 20% to 30% with peak capacity reductions of 10 to 20 tons per HLR® 1000E-M module.

The product fully complies with the Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQP) of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, and the International Mechanical Code (IMC).

The first-of-its-kind solution safely removes all molecular contaminants, including carbon dioxide (CO2), formaldehyde and a full range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from indoor air.

Meirav said the product is more than air cooling technology. He said it represents an idea that buildings can be managed as self-sustaining closed systems that do not rely on outdoor air for its air quality.

“That unleashes a whole set of benefits including energy and money savings but also better air quality,” he said. “These things have not been available to anybody. If you’re in a polluted city, there’s no way to provide good air quality to the occupants of your building if you’re relying on outside air to flush out indoor contaminants. This is a really fundamental shift.”

Meirav said enVerid’s next step is to develop more variations of this product to increase the number of settings and types of buildings where it can be used while continuing to improve the product’s mechanical design.

InnovationAwardsWinners.jpgTop row, left to right:  Bill Steel,  AHRI Chairman; Sheila Hayter, ASHRAE PresidentMark Stevens, AHR Expo Show Manager; pose with Innovation Awards winners John Hazen White, Jr., Executive Chairman & CEO, Taco Comfort Solutions; Harold Arrowsmith, VP of Mechanical Industrial Sales, Anvil International; Jeff Shaffer, Gruvlok Product Manager, Anvil International; Mark Fisher, President, Dwyer Instruments, Inc.; Paul Selking, Business Leader, Regal®; Robert Moss, Director of Engineering, Dwyer Instruments, Inc.; Mead Rusert, President, Automated Logic Corporation; Dustin Eplee, Energy Wall, LLC; Ed McKiernan, President, Cold Chain, Electronics & Solutions, Emerson.

Bottom row, left to right: Laura Wand, VP & GM, Global Applied Equipment, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Daniela Bilmanis, Johnson Controls; Brian Humes, President, CPS Products, Inc.; Scott Madden, VP of Smart Tools Development, CPS Products, Inc.; Deep Dey, Marketing Manager, Regal®; Udi Meirav, President, enVerid Systems; Steve Appling, Next Gen Software Development Manager, Automated Logic Corporation; David Bersaglini, Vice President & General Manager, Refrigeration, Emerson.

Innovation Awards Winners

Every year, the Show floor is filled with innovative technology and systems that push the HVAC&R industry forward. More than 1,800 exhibitors filled 493,000 net f2 (45 801 net m2) of exhibit space at the Georgia World Congress Center this year.

But a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges deemed 10 products as the most innovative. Those products are named Innovation Awards Winners and compete to be named the Product of the Year.

Winners are named in the following categories: building automation, cooling, green building, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, refrigeration, software, tools and instruments and ventilation.

This year’s companies with winning products are:

  • Automated Logic Corporation (Building Automation);
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. (Cooling);
  • enVerid Systems (Green Building);
  • Regal (Heating);
  • CPS Products, Inc. (Indoor Air Quality);
  • Anvil International (Plumbing);
  • Emerson (Refrigeration);
  • Taco Comfort Solutions (Software);
  • Dwyer Instruments, Inc. (Tools & Instruments); and
  • Energy Wall, LLC (Ventilation).