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Local Energy Firm receives Grant for HVAC Technology Installations increasing Efficiency and Reducing Costs.


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."

About XChanger:
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.




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