Westwood, MA – March 21, 2022 – enVerid Systems, the leading provider of sustainable indoor air quality solutions, announced today an expansion of its international presence into the important Indian market through a new partnership with Kirloskar Chillers. Kirloskar Chillers is part of the Kirloskar Group, one of the earliest and largest industrial groups in India. Under the agreement, Kirloskar Chillers will be the exclusive Indian distributor of enVerid’s HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) modules, which employ Sorbent Ventilation Technology™ (SVT™) to safely clean indoor air in commercial buildings and thereby reduce cooling loads associated with conditioning large volumes of outside air and improve humidity control and indoor air quality. India represents a compelling market for enVerid’s products with its robust commercial building growth, focus on building resilience from polluted outside air, and government action to support sustainable cooling and decarbonization.
Demand for Energy Efficient Cooling
Pune, India. Photo by Anand Dhumal on Unsplash
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), “Cooling is the fastest growing use of energy in buildings, and without action to address energy efficiency, energy demand for space cooling will more than triple by 2050.” Currently, India is the third-largest consumer of energy in the world. In 2019 India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change released the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), outlining actions the country must take to transition to more energy efficient air conditioning. Among its objectives: to reduce cooling demand across sectors by 20% to 25% by 2037-38, and to reduce cooling energy requirements by 25-40% by 2037-2038.
“The growth of India’s commercial building market – some project India will add more than one billion square meters of new commercial floor space by 2030 – coupled with an emphasis on healthy indoor air quality and national goals to drive down cooling energy demands make India a large and attractive new market opportunity for enVerid,” said Christian Weeks, CEO of enVerid Systems. “We look forward to working with Kirloskar to drive adoption of our suite of HLR air cleaning systems in both new and existing buildings, helping Indian schools, offices, warehouses, and government buildings enhance IAQ while reducing cooling loads.”
“We are excited to introduce enVerid’s award-winning HLR modules to the Indian market,” said Avinash Manjul, Managing Director of Kirloskar Chillers. “enVerid’s sorbent air cleaners have all the hallmarks of an ideal product-market fit for the Indian building sector, and we anticipate robust demand from our broad network of owners, engineers and contractors across a range of both new construction and retrofit projects.”
Building Resilience/Indoor Air Quality
Like many nations undergoing rapid economic transformation, India’s air quality is impacted by emissions from vehicles, industry, fuel sources, as well as by construction dust. Traditional dilution ventilation approaches to address indoor contaminants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and CO2 from exhalations rely on bringing in and conditioning large amounts of outdoor air. In addition to the energy penalty for dehumidifying and cooling that outside air, an added concern is how practical this approach is when the outside air is polluted. Utilizing enVerid’s HLR modules, buildings can use a “Clean First” approach to addressing indoor air contaminants, cutting outside air requirements by up to 80% while delivering excellent indoor air quality.
Award-Winning HLR Family of Products
HLR air cleaning modules offer a cost-effective way to remove VOCs from indoor air to achieve IAQ goals and improve LEED and WELL ratings. All HLR modules are fully compliant with ASHRAE’s Standard 62.1 IAQ Procedure (IAQP). Models include:
The HLR 200M – The flagship indoor HLR model that removes CO2, VOCs, and other contaminants from indoor air; winner of the most prestigious HVAC industry award in 2019, the AHR Expo Product of the Year.
The HLR 200R – enVerid’s newest rooftop HLR module with a new Niagara-based controller and a faster regeneration cycle to facilitate CO2 capture and removal.
The HLR 100M – A smaller, ductless module introduced last year, the HLR 100M was honored as Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 2021 HVAC Product of the Year.
View the HLR explainer video here.
SVT and IAQP – A Compelling Combination
HLR modules are powered by enVerid Sorbent Ventilation Technology which allows them to safely remove ozone and VOCs such as formaldehyde from indoor air while reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. When HLR modules are applied in combination with the ASHRAE Standard 62.1 IAQP, cleaned indoor air can replace a portion of the outside air required to maintain acceptable indoor air quality. This is an important consideration as large volumes of outside air are very energy intensive to dehumidify and cool, and outside air is increasingly compromised by pollution and wildfire smoke. Using SVT in combination with the IAQP, annual HVAC energy use can be reduced by up to 40%, substantially lowering a building’s energy intensity and carbon emissions without comprising indoor air quality.