Educators Concerned With Energy Savings

Monday, June 01, 2009

 

NEW INDUSTRY RESEARCH SHOWS ENERGY SAVINGS TOP OF MIND WITH EDUCATORS

CITY MULTI® Systems Ideal Solution for Education Facilities

SUWANEE, Ga., June 1, 2009 - According to a recent survey of educational facilities including K-12 and colleges and universities, when researching HVAC systems the most important factor that is taken into consideration are the energy savings that a specific product will help realize. This factor outweighed quality/reliability, operating efficiency, and both equipment and maintenance costs.

Other markets surveyed by Clear Seas Research, Troy, Mich., included assisted living facilities, government/military buildings, hospitality, multi-family residential buildings and office and utility buildings. Survey participants work in buildings of various sizes; the majority in buildings with fewer than four floors and around 20,250 square feet with an average of about 77 rooms.

When asked about their cooling and heating preferences as well as their challenges, both the K-12 schools and the colleges and universities noted that one of their major challenges was not only delivering conditioned ventilated air and comfortable temperatures to a diverse group of people located in adjacent spaces, but also maintaining a temperature that was agreeable to all. Another challenge educational facilities face are a lack of proper maintenance manpower should an outage occur.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, Suwanee, Ga., is committed to providing energy-efficient, eco-friendly HVAC solutions for the education market. It is continually developing products that include the latest in advanced comfort technology, innovative features and energy efficiency. Its CITY MULTI® VRFZ (Variable Refrigerant Zoning Systems) technology meets all of the challenges posed by the Clear Seas Research findings and more. In addition, CITY MULTI systems also provide many opportunities for education facilities to attain LEED® points when designing and applying the system.

Recent improvements to the CITY MULTI VRFZ Y- and R2-Series provide even greater cooling and heating capacity and application flexibility. The new line-up consists of 6-, 8- and 10-ton outdoor unit modules, which can be combined to form an outdoor unit system of up to 30 tons that can connect to as many as 50 indoor units. Both the new Y-Series heat pump and the R2-Series heat recovery system outdoor units are smaller in height and depth. The 6-ton module is even small enough to fit through a standard-sized doorway. In addition, the new units are lightweight and easier to transport, making this product an ideal fix for an educational facility struggling with numerous classrooms that are in need to constant cooling and heating.

The total applied capacity of the R2-Series system's indoor units can be up to 150 percent of the capacity of the outdoor unit by taking advantage of load diversity and simultaneous cooling and heating operation.

The modular units also provide easy installation and maintenance. Elevated piping connections and a control box located almost at eye level contribute to easy maintenance and two separate front panels allow maintenance from one side of the unit, eliminating the need for constant maitnance.

The CITY MULTI Y-Series can cool or heat up to 50 zones. The Y-Series module also is available with Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's exclusive H2i™ technology, which offers tremendous heating capacity at incredibly low temperatures, even down to minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit. Both systems take advantage of Mitsubishi Electric's INVERTER technology to provide the precise amount of cooling or heating to all zones. By distributing capacity from one zone of a system to another, the the systems apply only as much energy as each zone needs, making them an energy-efficient solution to total comfort control.

A variety of indoor units are offered for both the R2-Series and Y-Series, including wall-mounted, ceiling-recessed, ceiling-suspended, concealed-ducted, floor-standing and vertical types.

For more information about Mitsubishi Electric HVAC products and technology, please visit www.mehvac.com.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division
For 29 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance™ program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) technology, compressors, PlasmaPure™ room air purification systems, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.

Accomplishments
In 2009, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Mr. Slim® P-Series Hyper-Heat INVERTER systems received a Readers' Choice Award from Building Products magazine. In 2008, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC not only received a Top Products Award from Building Operating Management for its P-series four-way cassette, but its Mr. Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech Product Showcase Awards, in the Forced Air Heating category. CITY MULTI® installations received Honorable Mention and Runner Up awards in the New Construction category of the 2007 Design/Build Awards Competition sponsored by Contracting Business. Additionally, a 2007 Contracting Business survey named Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' top preferred brand. A 2006 survey by ACH&R news listed Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications.

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