VENTILATION: THE KEY TO HEALTHY, COMFORTABLE & EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
At Ventacity Systems we believe that ventilation deserves attention. That’s because managing ventilation is the key to achieving healthy, comfortable and efficient buildings. The benefits include:
- Decreased building energy usage— resulting in lower operating costs and a smaller carbon footprint
- Improved building health and occupant comfort — for productivity, satisfaction and building value
- As building spaces have become tighter and the connection between air quality and productivity is better understood, it is more important than ever to achieve both energy efficiency and building health.
SEPARATING VENTILATION FROM HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Buildings are being built more tightly than ever. While this improves energy efficiency, it can cause many problems with poor indoor air quality. As more studies show the adverse effects of indoor air quality on everything from short- and long-term health to productivity, ventilation needs to be enhanced to improve building health.
Traditional systems combine HVAC into one unit, meaning that ventilation is always dependent upon heating or cooling—compromising building health and energy efficiency. Heat transfer innovations enable Ventacity ventilation systems to deliver substantial energy savings, enabling HVAC engineers to design buildings that reduce energy use by 50% by separating ventilation from air conditioning and applying heat recovery technology (along with heat pumps) to a building.
Ventacity’s heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs)* work to reduce CO² levels and high concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from indoor air. Occupants experience improved health and comfort since the system consistently works to boost indoor air quality based on measured and forecasted circumstances.
*Available in late 2018.
ULTRA-EFFICIENT HEAT AND ENERGY* RECOVERY
Ventacity’s units are designed specifically for ventilation, completely separating it from heating and cooling. This ensures appropriate building health. Ventacity HRV systems provide up to 93% peak efficiency in heat recovery through innovative counter flow heat transfer, resulting in enormous energy savings by reducing the amount of energy needed to condition the fresh air.
INTELLIGENT VENTILATION CONTROL
By intelligently sensing building conditions, Ventacity Smarter Ventilation Management allows Ventacity’s ultra-efficient HRVs and ERVs to bring in exactly the right amount of fresh air and at the correct temperature. Ventacity’s HRVs and ERVs have built-in sensors that continuously monitor the air going into and out of the building. Combined with sensors within the building, Ventacity HRVs and ERVs adjust to numerous conditions to ensure building efficiency and health remains intact.
TAKE VRF TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Ventacity takes variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems to the next level by partnering with industry-leading VRF solutions, such as the Fujitsu Airstage family. By installing Ventacity ventilation and management solutions with VRF systems, small and mid-sized buildings can achieve further improvements in efficiency and comfort as compared to using VRF alone.
The combination of ultra-efficient Ventacity HRV systems and VRF systems dramatically reduces a building’s HVAC load for significant energy savings. Seamless integration with the revolutionary Ventacity HVAC² Smarter Building Platform™ provides a highly sophisticated building management system that is easy to install and use, at an affordable price. HVAC² is built into Ventacity’s full line of HRVs and ERVs and auto-detects, integrates, and networks VRF systems. This allows building owners, engineers, and contractors to easily deploy a complete, fully integrated HVAC system that will deliver peak performance to maximize efficiencies throughout a building’s lifetime.
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