Page 12 - Climate Control News Magazine June 2019
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World News
Carrier secures platinum certification
Carrier's best technologies are deployed in green buildings,” he said.
The building features the Automated Logic's WebCTRL building management system which uses occupancy data from LenelS2 OnGuard to self-adjust air flow and temperatures of the Carrier HVAC systems for optimal comfort and efficiency.
Another benefit of LEED certification is em- ployee productivity and wellbeing. The UTC building was specifically designed to COGfx standards – indoor air quality specifications found by Harvard University researchers to dou- ble occupants' cognitive function test scores com- pared to a conventional building environment.
US Green Building Council CEO, Mahesh Ramanujam, said the innovative technologies found at the centre are an inspiring example of sustainable buildings of the future when buildings can harmoniously coexist with the environment.
The UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings in Florida.
THE PLATINUM RATING, which is the highest designation, was awarded under the stringent version 4 LEED green building program for building design and construction from the US Green Building Council.
Carrier president Bob McDonough, said plati- num certification is a significant achievement, as sustainability is a core value of the organiza- tion and its portfolio of products.
"We designed the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings to push the boundaries of sustainable building design and provide our employees and customers with a model of what's possible when
International energy index for fans
ZIEHL-ABEGG IS THE first company world- wide to certify a product range (ZAbluefin) for the new fan energy index (FEI).
The new index was introduced last year by the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International to save energy, reduce operating costs, and accelerate decarbonization.
FEI is an energy-efficiency metric for fans inclusive of motors and drives. The calculation method for the new metric is defined in ANSI/ AMCA Standard 208, Calculation of the Fan Energy Index. This metric provides a stand- ardized and consistent basis for comparing fan energy performance across fan types and sizes at a given fan duty point. FEI also consid- ers the effects of motors and drives, when in- cluded in fan-rating tests.
It can be used by fan specifiers to understand and communicate fan-efficiency design intent, while legislative and regulatory bodies can use it to define energy-efficiency requirements of fans.
The standard has been written to support the fan industry's entrance into energy and con- struction codes and standards and to support utility rebate programs.
FEI is a replacement for fan efficiency grade (FEG), a metric currently referenced in model energy codes and standards such as ANSI/ ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Build- ings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IEC 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance,
Twenty-seven ZAbluefin centrifugal fans with GR modules in several combinations using dif- ferent motors are certified as well as the former product range Cpro and C.
Ziehl-Abegg has operated the world's largest combined measurement and test chamber for fans in Künzelsau since 2008.
AMCA International Inc. is a not-for- profit association of manufacturers of fans, dampers, louvers, air curtains, and other air-system compo- Green Buildings Except Low-Rise nents for commercial Residential Buildings; and the In- HVAC, industrial-pro-
ternational Energy Conservation Code and in federal regulations in several Asian countries.
FEI will replace FEG in energy codes, standards, and regulations as it is adopted through change proposals as part of routine revi- sion cycles.
cess, and power-gener- ation applications. ✺
The product range ZAbluefin is certified for the new AMCA fan energy index (FEI).

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