Matthew J. Wiechart of TLC Engineering Solutions has written an article in University Business offering insights into the challenges and key considerations in providing safe educational environments in the COVID-19 era. Wiechart describes how enVerid’s HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) technology can be helpful:
“Legacy 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 utilizes a heat filtration system that 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…
…In an effort to reduce outdoor air intake by cleaning indoor air in different ways, 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.
Not only does it absorb the volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) produced by humans (i.e. body sweat, viruses, bacteria) as well as carbon dioxide, the enVerid HLR system also reduces the building’s intake of polluted outside air. Better indoor air quality is proven to significantly enhance cognitive performance, productivity, and overall health.
This technology was successfully implemented at projects at the University of Miami and the University of Central Florida’s downtown campus, and is also installed in the Collaboratory space in southwest Florida.”