Challenge & Solution

THE CHALLENGEConventional HVAC

 

Conventional air conditioning systems are well evolved and are therefore:

 

  • Unlikely to experience significant future efficiency improvements.
  • These systems cause high electrical demands.
  • Because of their typical configuration based upon recirculation of indoor air, they do not deliver the ventilation air that is necessary to improve indoor air quality.

 

 

KEY MARKET DRIVERS FOR INDOOR CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS

  

Energy efficiency:

  • Cities are responsible for 75% of the world’s energy consumption*.
  • About 50% of the energy consumed in buildings is used for indoor climate control.

 

Superior indoor air quality may*:

  • Improve work performance by as much as 10%.
  • Decrease short term absence by as much as 35%.
  • Avoid negative impact on decision making competency due to ultra low CO2 levels.

 

Comparison between conventional and alternative systems

Conventional technology is a problem:

  • Conventional air conditioning systems are typically based upon recirculation of indoor air.
  • In combination with outdoor air ventilation to improve indoor air quality the energy efficiency is significantly reduced.
  • Hence the tendency to minimize ventilation in conventional indoor climate control systems.

 

 

THE SOLUTION

Sustainable Air Conditioning

 

The OXYCELL® is a natural fit with this  industry challenge, effectively addressing today’s building challenges  in indoor climate control – significantly improved comfort, indoor air  quality and energy efficiency.

The technology is fully commercial and being applied in over 6.000 HVAC units. Key benefits of OXYCELL® based HVAC systems are:

  • Healthy and energizing indoor climate contributing to human  comfort, improved productivity (up to 10%) and reduced short term  absence (up to 35%).
  • Increased energy efficiency in indoor climate control (up to 80%) contributing to a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of buildings.
  • Environmental compliance as a result of the absence of ozone depleting refrigerants.

 

GLOBAL INITIATIVES

 

IAQ Resource Bank

IAQ Resource Bank

 

Building Directives on Energy Performance and Ventilation

Building Directives on Energy Performance and Ventilation

 

IAQ Research Ventilation Strategies

IAQ Research Ventilation Strategies

 

Ventilation Standard 61.1 and 61.2

Ventilation Standard 61.1 Ventilation Standard 61.2

 

Energy Efficiency Concepts

Energy Efficiency Concepts

 

LEED Green Building Certification

LEED Green Building Certification

 

Kyoto Protocol

Kyoto Protocol

Climate Change Action Plans

Climate Change Action Plans 

 

* Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Indoor Air Quality – Scientific Findings Resource Bank

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