EnOcean Alliance Member Titus HVAC Wins 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award for Energy Harvesting Wireless Ventilation

San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — The AHR Expo 2013 has named EnOcean Alliance member, Titus HVAC, a winner of this year’s Innovation Award. Titus HVAC, a leading air management company, won in the category “Green Building” for its displacement ventilation diffuser, the Titus solar Plexicon, which uses light-powered energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean. A panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members compared submitted products in terms of innovation, application, value to the user and market impact. The Plexicon was awarded for its contribution to increase energy efficiency and comfort in buildings using an eco-friendly, sustainable technology. The highly-respected awards were given in ten categories.

Titus solar Plexicon is a combination displacement/mixed air diffuser that controls the distribution of warm and cool air in a room. It works by using displacement principles to cool, and mixed airflow principles to heat, all from a single unit assembly with one inlet connection. The Titus solar Plexicon uses energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean to power the auto-changeover action when switching to the cooling or heating mode. This innovative technology enables wireless communication by collecting energy from the surroundings such as motion, light and temperature differences.

The energy harvesting process in solar Plexicon is achieved using solar light energy including sun and ambient room light. This enables the auto-changeover to work without cabling and without batteries and is therefore maintenance-free. With the reduced cabling and controlling both warm and cool air in one unit, the Plexicon line reduces cost as well as eases design and installation. Due to the intelligent control concept, all supplied air is effectively utilized so that the room temperature reaches the set-point faster, allowing the HVAC system to run shorter. This can save up to 30 percent of energy. In addition, occupants benefit from a highly comfortable indoor climate meeting individual and energy efficiency requirements.

Energy harvesting wireless innovations at AHR 2013

Titus HVAC will show the solar Plexicon at its AHR booth 4027. The AHR Expo is the world’s largest exhibition on heating, ventilation and air conditioning appliances, and takes place in Dallas, Texas, on January 28-30, 2013. Besides Titus HVAC, AHR visitors can experience a wide range of energy efficient HVAC solutions based on energy harvesting wireless technology at the EnOcean Alliance booth 809. There the EnOcean Alliance will exhibit along with the Alliance members Zeno Controls, Mitsubishi Materials, EnOcean, Marlow Industries and Thermokon.

“Energy harvesting wireless solutions are a key component for HVAC systems combining high comfort, efficient use of energy and reduced installation and maintenance cost. The award given shows the innovations the members of the EnOcean Alliance drive in this field based on EnOcean energy harvesting wireless technology. We are looking forward to show more of them at AHR 2013 at our joint EnOcean Alliance booth,” said Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance.

The EnOcean Alliance is a non-profit organization and was formed with the goal of promoting and establishing innovative automation solutions for sustainable buildings. The guiding principle behind it is EnOcean’s energy harvesting wireless technology, including the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10, which has been integrated into more than 1,000 interoperable products. Over 300 companies currently belong to the non-profit organization.

About EnOcean Alliance Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects – and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalize the energy harvesting wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. Basis for this is the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. More than 300 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in San Ramon, California. http://www.enocean-alliance.org


Valerie Harding
Ripple Effect Communications

Angelika Dester
EnOcean Alliance

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