Let Lennox “LEED” the way to certification
HVAC: A Large Piece of the LEED Pie
Written by CW Suter
Commercial Energy Efficiency HVAC LEED
HVAC scores major LEED points
HVAC is one of the best areas to rack up LEED points, and there are many opportunities to earn the highest rating.
The most recent versions of LEED certification standards have put an even bigger emphasis on energy efficiency. HVAC is essential to LEED certification as it effects several of the LEED scoring categories. From fundamental refrigerant management to outdoor air delivery monitoring, HVAC makes up a large piece of the LEED pie. Lennox has come up with a pretty impressive list relating to HVAC design.
Lennox: An Industry “LEED”er
Building owners and industry leaders are looking for green building solutions that don’t hinder performance. They want facilities that are comfortable, healthy, productive, and that “LEED” the way to certification. No one understands this better than CW Suter and Lennox.
Lennox’s commercial product line offers a variety of energy efficient solutions to help you get the credit you deserve. Lennox is a leading provider of:
Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
A VRF system circulates the minimum amount of refrigerant needed to satisfy the building load in each particular zone. The technology used is on the cutting edge of energy efficiency and features. Every Lennox VRF system includes smart advantages throughout.
High-Efficiency Packaged Rooftop Units
Energence® Rooftop Units
The Energence® family delivers some of the highest commercial rooftop unit efficiency ratings and comes with ENERGY STAR’s seal of approval. Always look for the ENERGY STAR label. A higher rating means a more energy efficient system.
Energy Saving “LEED”er
“The Energence Ultra-High-Efficiency rooftop line features efficiency ratings up to 23.5 SEER, 15 EER and 22 IEER—the highest on the market today.”
Indoor Air Quality Products
Humiditrol® Dehumidification System
High humidity levels create a breeding ground for mildew, mold, bacteria, and dust mites. The tighter a building is constructed, the more chance that moisture will be a serious issue. The Humiditrol® dehumidification system for rooftop units removes moisture while having minimal effect on temperature which creates a better indoor environment. Plus, it has the added bonus of looking like a space ship.
T-Class™ Air Conditioners (TSA) and Heat Pumps (TPA)
Lennox’ T-Class air conditioners (TSA) and heat pumps (TPA) install easily, are built to last, and provide reliable cooling in a wide range of commercial applications.
Lennox goes the extra mile to reduce energy. With exclusive MSAV (multi-stage air volume) supply fan technology, energy consumption is reduced, providing up to 61% supply-fan power savings. Moisture removal is improved by up to 29%.
SLP98V gas furnace
Siouxland winters are blistering cold, and you need a reliable, high performing furnace that lasts. Lennox’ SLP98V gas furnace combines intelligent engineering with innovative components to give you lower utility costs and better indoor air quality.
The efficiency rating is up to 98.7% AFUE, and as a result, many units are ENERGY STAR qualified.
iComfort Wi-Fi® Touchscreen Thermostat
The iComfort Wi-Fi thermostat is a leader in innovation while still being intuitive and simple. Users are able to adjust temperature and control energy costs from anywhere in the world by using any device that connects to Wi-Fi. Multiple programming options, live weather updates, and automatic changeover help you get the best performance out of your Lennox systems.