LAKOS Separators To Highlight Water Conservation At AHR Expo
Sustainability, energy savings and water conservation will be three of the main topics at next week's annual AHR Exposition in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) the expo is the largest HVAC show in North America. With travel budgets cut in a tight economy, and many of the technical sessions being offered via "LIVE" webcast
for the first time, many expect the attendance at the show to be lower than previous years. But interest in industry topics has never been higher.
"Water conservation and energy savings are becoming more important every day," says Allyn Troisi, an Application Engineer for LAKOS Separators and Filtration Systems. "And in HVAC systems, the cooling tower itself and how efficiently it uses energy and water has become an area of greater focus." As both an ASHRAE member serving on several technical committees relating to cooling towers and water use, and a LEED Accredited Professional (AP), Troisi sees increased efforts by both organizations to create new and improved standards that will help facilitate greater water and energy savings into the future. "There are methods and best practices that can really help increase efficiencies which in turn will lead to greater energy and water saving," adds Troisi.
In fact, of those companies planning to exhibit at the exposition, 62% say they will be announcing a new product at the show. Of those products, 45% claim to increase energy efficiency, according to the Ashrae Journal. And due out later this month is ASHRAE standard 189.1-2009, a new Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. Developed by ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the standard covers site sustainability, energy efficiency, and other ways in which a building impacts the environment.
Effective filtration is one way to make more efficient use of water in an HVAC system. Using a centrifugal separator, there are no moving parts to wear out or replace, minimal water loss, and a low and steady pressure drop. LAKOS will be exhibiting at the expo (booth 3230) and will highlight healthcare filtration, preventing Legionella, and our new Cooling Tower Energy and Water Savings Calculator.
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