enVerid completes HLR installation at 155 North Wacker in Chicago
Project marks the first deployment of its award-winning technology in greater Chicago
Boston, MA — April 23, 2019 — Systems the leader in HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) technology, today announced the commissioning of twenty-two HLR modules at 155 North Wacker Drive in Chicago, a 1.2 million square feet, 46 story office building with third-party engineering provided by Able Engineering Services. The project is the first HLR technology deployment in the metropolitan Chicago area.
HLR technology enables immediate capital cost savings on new HVAC systems and provides up to 40% energy savings and superior indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings. Users of HLR technology can also earn up to twelve LEED points for new construction and seventeen LEED points for existing buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council’s program for green buildings.
For 155 North Wacker, enVerid’s HLR modules will provide the desired indoor air quality while reducing energy costs by removing unwanted indoor air contaminants without requiring wholesale replacement of indoor air, which is a very energy-intensive process. The 155 North Wacker project was supported by incentives from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program’s Emerging Technologies team, which will also be performing an energy savings analysis to better understand how this technology could help other ComEd customers save energy and money.
“We are thrilled to have our first installation in Chicago”, said Mr. Christian Weeks, CEO of enVerid Systems. “During the last year we have seen rapidly growing adoption of our HLR-based indoor air quality management solution in commercial buildings in many parts of the country. Having such a high-class building in Chicago will help encourage building owners and engineers to embrace HLR-based solutions to reduce energy costs and improve indoor air quality.”
In January, enVerid’s HLR-1000E module received the highest honor of the HVAC industry, the AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. Independent judges from the industry described the product as “not only innovative, but visionary,” calling it “an industry game-changer.” enVerid also took home the top award in the AHR Expo Green Building Category.
“We are proud to kick off the adoption of HLR solutions in Chicago”, said John Orabutt, the chief engineer at 155 North Wacker. “The repeated success of HLR systems in New York, Boston, Miami and elsewhere convinced the building owners to deploy it here at 155 North Wacker, and we look forward to reaping the benefits of energy savings and indoor air quality”, Orabutt added.
Based in Westwood, MA, enVerid Systems’ HLR technology has fundamental impact on the entire design and scale of HVAC systems in commercial buildings, allowing significant downsizing of such systems by eliminating the parasitic load associated with the practice of “air replacement”. The common practice of pushing large amounts of outside air into the building through its HVAC systems, driven by the need to maintain indoor air quality (IAQ), creates excessive load on the air conditioning systems which requires oversized units and generates tremendous energy waste. The downsizing of HVAC systems enabled by HLR technology delivers immediate capital cost savings on new HVAC systems and up to 40% ongoing energy savings. Furthermore, recycling indoor air also means reducing the building’s intake of polluted outside air. Better indoor air quality (IAQ) is proven to significantly enhance cognitive performance, productivity, and overall health.
About enVerid Systems, Inc.
enVerid is committed to improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality in buildings worldwide through its innovative, award-winning HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) solutions. HLR technology enables immediate capital cost savings on new HVAC systems and provides up to 40% energy savings and superior indoor air quality. Deployed in nearly 10 million sqft of commercial, academic, and government buildings, enVerid’s HLR solution is ASHRAE-compliant, LEED-compliant, and eligible for utility rebates. For more information, please visit www.enverid.com.