Dallas, TX – (November 3, 2009) – With the development of an intelligent, high-efficiency rooftop system designed to reduce utilities’ peak demand resulting from comfort cooling requirements, Lennox Industries is a finalist for the Platts Global Energy Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the energy industry. The Energence™ rooftop unit line from Lennox – the most energy-efficient light commercial rooftop unit product line* – is being considered by Platts for Commercial Technology of the Year.
The Energence rooftop unit is the industry’s only RTU line designed to achieve a 17.0 SEER, more than 30 percent over U.S. DOE minimum standards. For the widest energy impact, Lennox has incorporated exceptional advances into the most popular sizes of light commercial rooftop units. The Energence line has the most models that surpass the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE) 2010 Tier 2 levels for rebates**, the highest currently available.
Replacing even a single older unit with an Energence rooftop unit can make a significant difference for business and the environment. For example, a 20-ton Energence rooftop unit (12 EER) replacing an older 20-ton unit (9 EER) can save approximately 11,280 kWh per year, and reduce CO2 emissions by 10.3 metric tons, roughly the equivalent of removing two passenger vehicles from the road.
An intelligent demand response capability helps curb peak electric demand issues, encouraging participation in demand-conservation programs by automatically reducing unit operation by a specified percentage. Lennox designed the completely new Prodigy™ control system for the Energence rooftop line, with several patent-pending features to help ensure units maintain the high efficiencies they’re designed to achieve. The intelligent, easy-to-use system offers the most diagnostic and status codes of any commercial rooftop unit.
Winners of the Platts Global Energy Awards will be announced December 3 in New York. More information about the awards is available at http://www1.platts.com/GEAWeb/Homepage.do. To learn more about Energence rooftop units, please contact Lennox at 1-800-9-LENNOX or visit www.lennox.com.
*Commercial gas/electric or electric/electric single-packaged rooftop units, 3- to 5-ton units. Claim pertains to 17.0 SEER rating for LGH060H4 unit. Established through review of competitive literature available to the general public in May 2009. **Claim pertains to G/E models that exceed 12 EER for 3- to 20-ton rooftop units, per review of competitive literature publicly available October 2009. Lennox currently offers 11 models that exceed 12 EER.
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