enVerid Systems, a provider of indoor air quality solutions, has announced the HLR 100M, a smaller version of its HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) module designed for simple installation and immediate payback. The HLR 100M broadens the range of new and existing buildings that can benefit from enVerid’s award-winning air cleaning technology, which delivers indoor air quality (IAQ) while reducing energy use, carbon emissions, and HVAC equipment costs. The HLR 100M is suitable for new construction and retrofits, allowing buildings such as offices, schools, and conditioned warehouses to achieve IAQ goals and significantly reduce their annual HVAC energy costs.
The HLR 100M, like enVerid’s existing HLR products, removes all the ASHRAE-defined “contaminants of concern” from indoor air so that load can be reduced on HVAC systems by safely recirculating indoor air. By employing HLR technology, buildings can achieve a 40 percent savings on their HVAC energy usage, meeting energy efficiency and decarbonization goals while reducing operating costs. The payback period for the HLR 100M’s target applications, including installation costs, ranges from immediate to under five years, depending on climate zone, energy rates, operating hours and utility incentives.
The HLR 100M is designed for simple indoor installation with a wide variety of HVAC systems. The new module does not require exhaust ductwork and has a small footprint and wide range of installation orientations including stacking and hanging individually or in clusters.
When combined with high-efficiency MERV filters or local HEPA filters such as the enVerid Air Purifier, HLR technology can also be used to deliver safe indoor air quality for COVID-19 mitigation with less outside air. The enVerid Air Purifier is a True HEPA, in-room, ceiling-mounted commercial air purifier that effectively removes SARS-CoV-2 viruses from indoor air.
enVerid’s HLR products deliver air cleaning technology that reduces HVAC equipment capacity requirements and energy use, improves indoor air quality, and earns LEED and WELL points. HLR technology can also be used to extend the life of existing HVAC equipment. With the addition of the HLR 100M, enVerid now offers three HLR products for a wide range of applications:
- HLR 100M (new in 2021): A small indoor HLR module that integrates with a wide range of central or zone-based HVAC systems found in offices, schools, and conditioned warehouses and distribution centers. The 100M removes all the ASHRAE-defined contaminants of concern from indoor air without any regeneration, exhaust, or make-up air requirements, and is suited for existing building retrofit projects where space is a limiting factor for the HLR 200M.
- HLR 200M (formerly HLR 14M): An indoor HLR module typically installed in mechanical rooms that integrates with custom and semi-custom airside systems in office buildings, schools, and other commercial building applications, including systems with DOAS and ERV components. The HLR 200M removes all the ASHRAE-defined contaminants of concern plus CO2 from indoor air and features cartridge regeneration and venting. The new HLR 200M, which replaces the HLR 14M, comes with a Niagara-based Honeywell controller for easier connectivity, start-up and control.
- HLR 15R: A rooftop HLR module that integrates with custom and semi-custom rooftop HVAC systems in office buildings, schools, and other commercial building applications, including systems with DOAS and ERV components. Like the HLR 200M, the HLR 15R removes all the ASHRAE-defined contaminants of concern plus CO2 from indoor air and features cartridge regeneration and venting using enVerid’s proprietary controller.
enVerid’s HLR modules remove all the contaminants of concern called out by ASHRAE Standard 62.1 and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
In 2019, enVerid’s HLR technology received the AHR Expo Product of the Year Award, the most prestigious award for the HVAC industry. ASHRAE judges commented that the HLR technology “was not only innovative, but visionary,” and called it “an industry game-changer” due to its ability to “safely remove all molecular contaminants, including carbon dioxide (CO2), formaldehyde and a full range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from indoor air.”