Product News

Trane Expands Series of Cold Generator Scroll Chillers

Linda Hardesty

Trane expanded its series of Cold Generator scroll water chillers to serve a wide variety of facilities. The portfolio features traditional and compact models that include advance controls with Building Management System compatibility interfaces. Each chiller is scaled for delivery through a standard doorway for ease of installation in new, retrofit and renovation applications. The Cold   …Continue Reading


Schneider Uniflair LE Room Cooling Series Receives DOE Certification for Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric’s Uniflair LE Room Cooling series for data centers has received the Department of Energy’s certification for energy efficiency. The Uniflair LE uses highly efficient electronically commutated (EC) fans, intelligent controls and optimization during part-load operation. The Uniflair LE perimeter units provide efficient cooling for any data center environment. And the Uniflair LE Precision   …Continue Reading


Trane Expands Lineup of Outdoor Air Handler Units

Linda Hardesty

Trane expanded its lineup of Performance Climate Changer outdoor air handler units to deliver increased energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality for a wide variety of applications. Performance Climate Changer outdoor air handlers use Trane Cool Dry Quiet desiccant dehumidification wheels to manage building humidity better than traditional coil-only cooling systems and use up   …Continue Reading


Light Commercial Packaged Units Earn SEER Rating of 14

Linda Hardesty

New Champion LX Series packaged units from Johnson Controls for light commercial and residential use earn a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. The LX Series is the first product launched under the new Champion brand. Champion LX Series packaged units feature: Single-cabinet design versus previous three-cabinet model Copper tube/aluminum fin condenser coils for high   …Continue Reading


Hubbell Intros Lighting Controller

Linda Hardesty

Hubbell Building Automation launched an intelligent lighting control – the NX Room Controller – that integrates automatic and manual control of lighting. Auto-configuration provides a way to meet energy codes, including California’s Title 24 and ASHRAE 90.1. No network or software is required to set up the unit. Input devices such as digital wall switches, vacancy/occupancy   …Continue Reading


800W DC-DC Converter Boosts Power Density

Linda Hardesty

GE’s Critical Power business introduced the Barracuda-series DC-DC converter, providing up to 800 watts of 12-volt DC output power from an input voltage range of 40 to 60 volts, providing higher power density for 12-volt solutions. The Barracuda-series QBVE067A0B converters feature an industry-standard, DOSA-compliant quarter-brick footprint, measuring 58.4 by 36.8 by 10.7 millimeters. Previously, two   …Continue Reading


High Bay LED Includes Uplighting Feature

Linda Hardesty

Digital Lumens unveiled a high bay LED that offers both direct and indirect lighting capabilities in a single fixture, as well as LightRules 2.11, a new release of the company’s lighting and energy management software. The new 24,000 and 48,000 lumen DLE intelligent LED high bay fixtures include four independently aimable light bars that can   …Continue Reading


Schneider Targets Smaller Healthcare Facilities for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric says its SmartStruxure Lite building automation system is tailored for the needs of outpatient healthcare facilities to achieve energy efficiency goals. In early 2014, Schneider first launched SmartStruxure Lite as a building management system designed for small- and medium-sized buildings less than 100,000 square feet, including retail stores, offices, hotels, schools and healthcare   …Continue Reading


Universal Coordinates LED Tubes with Compatible Ballasts

Linda Hardesty

Universal Lighting Technologies continues to expand its EVERLINE family of LEDs, with EVERLINE T8 LED Tubes, designed to serve as a direct replacement for conventional linear fluorescent lamps. The tubes are universally compatible with most Instant Start and Programmed Start ballasts. In addition, Universal is putting an “LED Ready” emblem on packaging to identify compatibility with   …Continue Reading


Siemens Monitors Condition of Motors

Linda Hardesty

Siemens Industry Services announced a new advanced monitoring service for motors. Using Veros Systems technology, Siemens uses high frequency measurements of currents and voltages to continually assess the operating performance and machine health of motors and their mechanical and electrical components. The data-driven service gives customers real-time information of their motor’s output efficiency, torque, loading,   …Continue Reading