BOSTON, MA.—enVerid Systems, Inc. (enVerid) announced today that its HVAC Load Reduction unit, the HLR 1000E, received a prestigious R&D 100 Award. The R&D 100 Awards recognize excellence across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, optics, high-energy physics, materials science, chemistry, and biotechnology. The awards were announced on Nov. 3, 2016, in Washington, D.C.  

“We are thrilled with this honor,” said Udi Meirav, Founder and CEO of enVerid. "We are committed to innovating in aircare technologies, improving indoor air quality and saving energy for a more sustainable world. This award is the result of all of the efforts of the Department of Energy, NETL and many years of work by our own scientists and researchers.”

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said, “Our National Laboratories are technology powerhouses. They harness innovation to create jobs, support new industries and help ensure America’s competitive edge in areas of national security and science. These awards demonstrate the incredible value that our National Laboratories continue to provide by using basic science to address tough challenges, from cryptography to clean energy, X-ray imaging to environmental remediation.” 

enVerid's HLR system uses a module integrated into existing HVAC systems to scrub the air of dangerous indoor air contaminants. This technology helps to reduce energy use and lower costs by cleaning already-cooled inside air in commercial buildings.

Often referred to as the “Oscars of Invention,” the annual R&D 100 Awards celebrate the most significant technology inventions of the past year. The R&D Top 100 list was established in 1963 and over the past 53 years, R&D 100 has recognized various revolutionary products in the areas of analytical test equipment, new materials, high-energy physics, biomedical products, software and biotechnology. The awards are selected by an independent panel of judges based on the technical significance, uniqueness and usefulness of projects and technologies from across industry, government and academia. The full list of 2016 R&D 100 Award Winners is available here.

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