This month we celebrate another award for the Dynamic V8 Air Cleaning System. We are also pleased to highlight a study released last August that provides further evidence that Indoor Air Quality is important as it relates to our performance and happiness.
Carl Mitchell, Vice-President Sales
Dynamic V8 Wins Top Products Award
From Building Operating Management
The 2013 Building Operating Management Top Products award-winners have been selected by facilities professionals as their choices for Top Products that met the criteria of innovation and usefulness to facility managers. The Dynamic V8 Air Cleaning System was selected based on its MERV 13-15+ performance without ionizing or Ozone generation. The exception dust holding capacity of the V8 also played a role. The Dynamic V8 holds up to 10 times the dust of standard cartridge and bag filters. The filter media loads throughout the entire 1-inch depth of each of the eight media pads and 360-degrees around each fiber. As a result, maintenance intervals are measured in years instead of months.
"We are very honored by this award," said Duke Wiser, president of Dynamic Air Quality Solutions. "This award represents the third prestigious award that the Dynamic V8 has won in as many years and it speaks very well of the V8's high degree of acceptability in the marketplace."
Low Particle Counts Correlate to Higher Tenant Satisfaction
Findings in study from National Research Council of Canada
A recent post-occupancy report from the National Research Council of Canada has concluded that lower particulate counts are positively correlated with higher tenant satisfaction. The title of the report is Do Green Buildings Outperform Conventional Buildings? Indoor Environment and Energy Performance in North American Offices. From the report summary:
In looking at energy performance, we conducted a re-analysis of data gathered by the New Buildings Institute on one year of data from 100 LEED-certified commercial buildings in North America.
From analysis of our original post-occupancy field study data, and re-analysis of extant datasets on LEED/conventional building energy use, we can conclude the following:
This report confirms what we knew intuitively all along and goes a long way in helping building owners justify the extra expenses to obtain LEED certification. Click here to download the entire 72 page report.
- Each green building was "twinned" with a similar conventional building from the US commercial building stock. We also collected monthly utility data from the 24 buildings in our field study sample, where available.
- substantial energy use intensity reductions through a green building renovation. However, many individual LEED buildings did not meet energy performance expectations. Further, there was little correlation between the number of LEED energy credits obtained during design and the resulting energy performance.
AHR Expo was a Dynamic Success
More than ever, attendees seeking ways to save Energy
By now you have probably heard about last month's AHR Expo in Dallas and how it set new attendance records. Attendance was good, but this year we saw something else, too. "There was a much keener awareness of filtration as a means of saving energy," according to Rob Goodfellow, Vice President - Marketing. "This year we met people from around the world that were actively searching for high efficiency filtration without the high static pressures that waste energy. They already knew how we could reduce costs."
As we know, like incandescent light bulbs several years ago, filtration systems found in the vast majority of commercial buildings are still primarily driven by front end cost. Historically, with disposable filters, as filter efficiency increases, so does static pressure resistance. Today, air cleaners like Dynamic polarized-media air cleaners operate with a much lower static pressure than conventional high efficiency filters which means less fan energy and fan horsepower required to push air through the system. Since HVAC accounts for about 40 percent of the energy used in commercial and residential buildings, the savings on energy alone is significant. Additionally, products like the Dynamic V8 can extend routine service and replacement intervals from once every several months to once every several years, reducing maintenance costs as well.
For Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, the AHR Expo has always been a venue to showcase our commercial products. This year we highlighted the Dynamic V8 Air Cleaning System and also featured a Dynamic V8 in a Final Filter Curb from Thybar. In addition, we showcased Activated Carbon Matrix 2" panels featuring Versacomb™ technology, our Sterile Sweep™ commercial UVC products, 1" and 2" polarized medial air cleaners, and Series2™residential UVC systems.
Dynamic is Presenting at These Upcoming Events
Building Operating Management's
March 12-14, 2013 in Baltimore
West Coast Energy Management Congress
June 19 - 20, 2013 in Las Vegas
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