Local Energy Firm receives Grant for
HVAC Technology Installations increasing Efficiency and
XChanger Companies has been awarded its second grant from the
University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Energy
Engineering. The grant money will be used to install another
patented XChanger HVAC air flow technology system in a
commercial building space. The first grant the company received
was used in the Holmatro USA commercial manufacturing facility
in Glen Burnie, MD. All of the project work for these grants
uses Maryland based labor and design resources. The Annapolis
based company offers energy efficiency enhancements that
routinely save as much as 30% of HVAC energy costs.
The Center for Environmental Energy Engineering is a leader in
research and education in environmentally responsible,
economically feasible, integrated energy conversion systems for
buildings and transportation. Research focuses in particular on
air-conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumping and integrated
cooling heating and power systems.
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"This grant represents
a great example of Maryland energy and environmental communities
partnering together to reduce energy costs and increase efficiency,"
said Bryan Levy, president of XChanger Companies. "Working with the
Center has been an eye opening experience and very exciting for a
company like ours. We have patented systems that reduce energy costs
and being able to roll these products out with these partners has
been very incredibly exciting."
The University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Energy
Engineering Professor Dr. Yunho Hwang commented, "The XChanger
technology is a novel extended duct air delivery system for roof top
unit applications. It can either strengthen or weaken the
temperature stratification created in the conditioned space as
needed in order to provide an improved thermal comport to occupants
while saving energy."
The XChanger system is an airflow device that works with any source
of heat or conditioned forced air from boilers, chillers, furnaces
or heat pumps. The device is custom built and custom installed to
existing HVAC systems in existing facilities or new design build
construction. An energy audit and review of current operating costs
provides the baseline information needed to start the comparison
process. This data is then modeled to demonstrate the savings
potential of the XChanger device in each community application.