Danfoss is accepting entries for EnVisioneer of the Year award
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General
Danfoss is accepting entries for its eighth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition.
Launched in 2010, the competition recognizes North American original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), building owners, municipalities, contractors and end users that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade in the past 18 months using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy and environmental savings.
Interested participants may enter the competition by submitting an application by June 1, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel of third-party judges representing various disciplines.
In 2016, Danfoss presented the EnVisioneer of the Year award to Smardt Chiller Group in recognition of its Smardt Solar Integrated Chiller (SSiC), which integrates the energy-saving potential of Danfoss Turbocor oil-free magnetic bearing compressors with solar-driven condenser fans into an air-cooled centrifugal chiller. SSiC eliminates the cost of utility grid equipment through a direct connection to AC/DC fan motors, and the oil-free Danfoss Turbocor compressors help to reduce maintenance and noise. Plus, with IPLV efficiency improvements up to 15 per cent, the system has proven to have a payback of less than two years in high-cost electricity markets.
The EnVisioneer of the Year competition seeks to promote innovation, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability. The competition recognizes actions that: reduce energy consumption; reduce CO2; and reduce oil consumption.
The competition is open to North American end users, building owners, municipalities, equipment manufacturers, and contractors who have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy or environmental savings.
Participating companies/organizations must show, through measurable data, how the project increased energy efficiency and reduced the carbon footprint of their building, plant, facility, or product. They also must describe the type of Danfoss equipment used in the project, facility, or new product.