Visit us AHR 2019

Once again, Ventacity Systems will be at the AHR Expo demonstrating our amazing Ventacity Cloud smart building controls and best-in-class energy efficient ventilation products. Please visit us a booth B125 for a live demonstration and to see the two new products we are launching.

Introducing the SBC100 Smarter Building Controller

The new SBC100 is a master controller that seamlessly integrates with a growing list of HVAC equipment and sensors. Users can access a smart, easy to use interface located on The Ventacity Cloud via any Internet connected device. The SBC100 and The Ventacity Cloud work in conjunction to provide unparalleled comfort, energy savings, and ease of use. All manufacturers of HVAC and building automation are encouraged to join Ventacity’s Smarter Building Platform and harness the power of the SBC100 and The Ventacity Cloud.

What Makes Ventacity Different?

What Makes Ventacity Different?

Ventacity Makes Buildings Healthier and More Comfortable

Ventacity’s solutions make buildings healthy and comfortable throughout their entire lifecycle. Our innovative, plug-and-play HVAC solutions dramatically improve indoor air quality to increase occupant health, comfort and productivity, all the while reducing energy usage by 50% to 70% compared to conventional HVAC systems.

Ventacity Makes Buildings More Energy Efficient

Ventacity is revolutionizing the small to mid-market building industry by delivering the next level of HVAC energy efficiency and control. Ventacity Smarter Ventilation Management seamlessly integrates our best-in-class ventilation products with other HVAC systems to deliver dramatically improved energy efficiency.

Ventacity Makes Smarter Buildings Easy

The breakthrough Ventacity HVAC² Smarter Building Platform™ delivers an end-to-end building management system for small and medium-sized buildings that optimizes performance throughout a building’s entire lifecycle—all without needing a dedicated specialist. With a growing list of HVAC²-Certified products, the capabilities and ease of use of the HVAC² Smarter Building Platform increases daily. To see a list of HVAC²-Certified products, click here.

Ventacity Smarter Ventilation Management™

Managing ventilation is the key to achieving healthy, comfortable and efficient buildings. As building spaces have become tighter and the connection between air quality and productivity is better understood, it is more important than ever to achieve both energy efficiency and building health.

Ventacity Smarter Ventilation Management provides decreased building energy usage, resulting in lower operating costs, and improved building health and occupant comfort for better productivity, satisfaction and building value.

HVAC²-Certified Products and Partners

The HVAC² Smarter Building Platform is growing and includes a network of HVAC²-Certified partners that manufacture everything from HVAC equipment and Smart Building products, to environmental sensors, and wireless networking. The goal is to create a wide selection of HVAC²-certified products that offer seamless, plug-and-play integration based on broadly accepted standards for security and reliability. This way users at all levels, from tenants and owners, to contractors and portfolio managers, can enjoy the unparalleled information and convenience of the HVAC² Smarter Building Platform.

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Ventacity HVAC² Smarter Building Platform™

The revolutionary Ventacity HVAC² Smarter Building Platform integrates and networks all HVAC equipment to optimize efficiency, health, and comfort for the entire building or a portfolio of buildings. Through auto-detection based commissioning, it delivers fault-proof “plug-and-play” technology, reducing installation time, complexity, and maintenance costs. The Ventacity HVAC² Smarter Building Platform brings smart technology to small and medium-sized buildings by making sophisticated management and control fast, easy, and affordable.

Cloud Diagram

VS500 SQ

VS500 SQ

WHISPER QUIET VENTILATION FOR ENHANCED INDOOR AIR QUALITY
The VS500 SQ is a ductless HRV for decentralized applications. The VS500 SQ’s minimal noise level makes it a perfect choice for classrooms, offices and conference rooms. It optimizes for energy efficiency and healthy indoor air quality while offering ultra-quiet operation and no drafts.

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VS1000 RT

VS1000RT

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & IMPROVED IAQ FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
The VS1000 RT is a high-efficiency heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) that optimizes healthy indoor air quality while minimizing building energy usage. It is the only UL, CSA and Passive House certified counter flow HRV available in North America suitable for various commercial applications, including retail spaces, offices, restaurants, schools, public spaces and multifamily residential buildings.

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VS3000 RT

VS1000RT

ENERGY EFFICIENT VENTILATION & IMPROVED BUILDING HEALTH
An ultra-efficient heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS), the VS3000 RT continuously improves building health and indoor air quality, while minimizing building energy usage. Offering up to 3000 cfm of fresh air, the VS3000 RT is a larger capacity version of the original VS1000 RT, and is suitable for various commercial applications requiring enhanced ventilation, including retail spaces, restaurants, schools, offices, public areas and multifamily residential buildings.

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Benefits



Architects, Engineers and Design-Builders

  • Save critical time and money with plug-and-play easy installation and integration
  • Be more competitive through reduced equipment requirements and roof loads
  • Bid more retrofit work by fixing problematic buildings

 

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HVAC Contractors

  • Auto-detection and remote connectivity help reduce callbacks due to installation and commissioning errors
  • Simplified ongoing maintenance with remote monitoring, troubleshooting, and control
  • Real-time remote access to building performance supports remote troubleshooting and system control

 

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Building Owners and Facility Managers

  • Monitor and control buildings in real time to identify problems and take corrective action to increase efficiencies
  • Increased profits due to improved efficiency and lower maintenance costs
  • Happier tenants due to improved health and comfort, lower energy costs, and faster incident response times

 

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Customer Profile
Law Firm Reduces HVAC EUI By 71%

A law practice located above retail spaces in a 1909 historic warehouse completes a renovation by removing nine aging RTU’s and replacing them with just four Ventacity VS1000 RT’s and one VRF system. Watch to see the results.

SUCCESS STORIES

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OFFICES

 

Indoor Air Quality Affects Productivity & Cognition

The connection between indoor air quality and its impact on crisis response, strategy and information usage in office workers is indisputable. Improving office ventilation with units from Ventacity Systems:

Reduces CO² levels and high concentrations of VOCs, thereby improving IAQ and resulting in higher worker cognition and productivity

Improves comfort

Decreases energy usage, lowering operating costs

Provides sentient, intelligent and secure ventilation management with the Smart Building Gateway

Building Retrofit

Separate Ventilation from Heating and Cooling

Install New VRF or DMS System Remove Aging RTUs

Install New VS1000 RT HRV

Building is now Healthy and Efficient

 

LAW FIRM REDUCES HVAC EUI BY 71%

Building Facts

Building Construction Year: Circa 1909
Occupancy Type: Office
Number of Stories: 2
Conditioned Area: 12,000 sq.ft.
Ownership: Private

 

Practicing Financial and Environmental Stewardship While Practicing Law

Ventacity regards an early adopter as a flagship customer: a law practice working above retail spaces in a 1909 historic warehouse. In completing a gut remodel, the owners eagerly removed nine aging RTU’s and replaced them with just four Ventacity VS1000 RT’s and one VRF system. By upgrading lights, windows, and air- tightness, the office’s overall EUI is expected to drop from 61.4 to 28 kBtu/ft2/year. HVAC EUI, in particular, is expected to drop 71%,
a large impact compared with incremental HVAC improvements. Taking the holistic energy conservation approach also enabled
the law firm to receive some ratepayer-funded rebates on non- Ventacity items. Ventacity staff was present on record 100°F summer days, yet the incoming, pre-cooled air from the recovery core was an ideal 78°F.

 

HVAC Facts

PRE Conversion Post Conversion

Fuel Source

H: Natural Gas;
AC: Electricity
H: VRF Heat Pump;
AC: VRF Heat Pump

HVAC System

(9) RTU’s (4) VS1000 RT; Mitsubishi
PURY-P192TSLMU-A,
(8) SEZ-KD18NA4 AH

CFM

est. 14,000 est. 4,000 (H & AC) max 4,000 V

Tons

36 16

 

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OFFICES

 

Indoor Air Quality Affects Productivity & Cognition

The connection between indoor air quality and its impact on crisis response, strategy and information usage in office workers is indisputable. Improving office ventilation with units from Ventacity Systems:

Reduces CO² levels and high concentrations of VOCs, thereby improving IAQ and resulting in higher worker cognition and productivity

Improves comfort

Decreases energy usage, lowering operating costs

Provides sentient, intelligent and secure ventilation management with the Smart Building Gateway

Building Retrofit

Separate Ventilation from Heating and Cooling

Install New VRF or DMS System Remove Aging RTUs

Install New VS1000 RT HRV

Building is now Healthy and Efficient

 

HISTORIC BUILDING RECEIVES VENTILATION OVERHAUL

Building Facts

Building Construction Year: 1909
Occupancy Type: Office
Number of Stories: 2 of 5 floors renovated
Conditioned Area: 17,162 sq.ft.
Ownership: Private

 

Energy Conservation Consultancy Lowers EUI By 72%

In the Northwest, this passionate energy conservation consultancy has been a pinnacle of research, policy leadership, building design, and practice of creating ultra-efficient, healthy buildings. They conduct energy program and building impact evaluations, design energy software, and engineer innovative buildings. Recently they applied their strengths to the gut and rebuild of their own Seattle Waterfront office on the top floor of a historic brick building. This project required everyone’s tenacity when the narrow, 1909 doors to the roof were not quite wide enough. The team specified the VS1000 RT for its very efficient electrical operation and extremely effective heat recovery. All-new ducting was installed with a common plenum CO² sensor providing direct feedback to the VS1000 RT for demand-controlled ventilation. A Mitsubishi City-Multi 14 Ton VRF outdoor unit with zone by zone 3⁄4-ton to 2-ton heads, was installed to satisfy the heating and cooling load.

 

HVAC Facts

PRE Conversion Post Conversion

Fuel Source

H: Electricity;
AC: Electricity
H: VRF Heat Pump;
AC: VRF Heat Pump

HVAC System

(1) RTU serving heating,
cooling and ventilation
for all floors
(1) VS1000 RT; (1) Mitsubishi
Citi-Multi 14 ton VRF; Zone by
Zone 3⁄4 ton to 2-ton heads

CFM

est. 14,000 (zone by zone heads)

Tons

34 14

 

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PUBLIC SPACES

Public Spaces

 

Commercial Spaces Require Enhanced Ventilation

Airports and retail locations are close to various forms of exhaust and pollutants. In combination with large crowds that produce vast amounts of CO², improving ventilation in public spaces is essential. Enhancing ventilation with units from Ventacity Systems:

Reduces energy usage, lowering operating costs and the carbon footprint

Provides sentient, intelligent and secure ventilation management with the Smart Building Gateway

Improves indoor air quality and occupant comfort

Building Retrofit

Separate Ventilationfrom Heating and Cooling

Install New VRF System

Remove Aging RTUs

Install New VS1000 RT HRV

Building is now Healthy and Efficient

 

AIRPORT IMPROVES AIR QUALITY AND REDUCES ENERGY

Building Facts

Building Construction Year: 1930
Occupancy Type: Airport
Number of Stories: 2
Conditioned Area: 26,000 sq.ft.
Ownership: County Government

 

Airport Reduces HVAC EUI By 81%

This historic airport handles 200,000 flights per year for helicopters, small commercial airlines, private and chartered jets, flight tests,
as well as celebrities and dignitaries needing immediate access to the city. With the help of a local energy consultant, the airport is acquiring three VS1000 RT units to reduce its EUI by 86% in the modified area to around 30 kBtu/ft2/year. One could say its current EUI is as large and unwieldy as early commercial aircraft, and is now being transformed by 21st century HRV technology. A number of the airport’s 5,209 employees will soon benefit from improved ventilation, in addition to lowered utility bill costs for an urban county government.

 

HVAC Facts

PRE Conversion Post Conversion

Fuel Source

H: Natural Gas;
AC: Electricity
H: VRF Heat Pump;
AC: VRF Heat Pump

HVAC System

(3) Multi-Zone Air
Handlers
(3) VS1000 RT; (3) Mitsubishi
VRF Heat Pumps (model TBD)

CFM

est. 4,200 TBD

Tons

est. 10.5 TBD

 

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OFFICES

 

Indoor Air Quality Affects Productivity & Cognition

The connection between indoor air quality and its impact on crisis response, strategy and information usage in office workers is indisputable. Improving office ventilation with units from Ventacity Systems:

Reduces CO² levels and high concentrations of VOCs, thereby improving IAQ and resulting in higher worker cognition and productivity

Improves comfort

Decreases energy usage, lowering operating costs

Provides sentient, intelligent and secure ventilation management with the Smart Building Gateway

Building Retrofit

Separate Ventilation from Heating and Cooling

Install New VRF or DMS System Remove Aging RTUs

Install New VS1000 RT HRV

Building is now Healthy and Efficient

 

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE REDUCES HIGH CO2

Electric

Building Facts

Building Construction Year: 1938
Occupancy Type: Office
Number of Stories: 1
Conditioned Area: 5,681 sq.ft.
Ownership: Cooperative

 

Rural Cooperative Invests in Comfort and Health

Many progressive energy efficiency initiatives in the United States are conducted by member-owned utilities, often called “demand- side management” programs. This rural cooperative was formed to bring electricity to 117 farmers in 1938. It is now the second- largest utility provider in the state, serving 48,000 customers. In September 2016, a district office removed 2 “swamp coolers” and a poor-performing 7.5 ton RTU to install the Ventacity HRV and upgrade to a 4-ton ductless heat pump with 7 wall units for both heating and cooling. Early monitoring results shown below show a noticeable “step down” in CO² concentrations immediately. During the first two weeks, CO² was almost always between 400ppm and 600ppm, with one peak of 810ppm. Pre-conversion, there were regular spikes in all areas well above 1000ppm. Another welcome change in a garage (not shown) is temperatures typically about 70F instead of between 80 to 85F, relative to the same outdoor highs.

 

HVAC Facts

PRE Conversion Post Conversion

Fuel Source

H: Electricity;
AC: Electricity
H: VRF Heat Pump +boiler;
AC: VRF Heat Pump

HVAC System

2-stage electric boilers serving fan coils &
radiators; packaged HP RTU for cooling offices;
(2) swamp coolers for storage/garage area
(1) VS1000 RT HRV (2) MXZ- 8C48NAHZ; (3) MSZ-GE06NA-9;
(3) MSZ-GE09NA-9; (1) MSZ-GE12NA-9; (2) MVZ- A24AA4 AH;
electric boiler back-up

CFM

est. 3,000 est. 1,600 (H & AC)

Tons

7.5 4

 

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SCHOOLS

Schools

 

Improved Ventilation Increases Cognition & Health

Countless studies continue to show the relationship between indoor air quality, cognition and health. Improving ventilation in schools creates healthy learning environments for students.
Ventacity Systems help schools:

Improve the health of students, resulting in fewer sick days

Increase comfort and productivity

Decrease energy usage, lowering operating costs and the carbon footprint

Manage ventilation as needed with sentient, intelligent and secure ventilation management through the Smart Building Gateway

Building Retrofit

Separate Ventilation from Heating and Cooling

Install New VRF System

Remove Aging RTUs

Install New VS1000 RT HRV

Building is now Healthy and Efficient

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAMPUS IMPROVES VENTILATION

Campus

Building Facts

Building Construction Year: Circa 1930
Occupancy Type: Dormitory
Number of Stories: 1
Conditioned Area: 6,500 / 5,848 / 6,036 / 6,500 sq.ft.
Ownership: USDA – Forest Service

 

Dormitory Lowers Harmful CO2 Levels

This U.S. Job Corps Center educates young workers ages 18 – 24 pursuing high school completion, as well as getting job training
in forestry, masonry, carpentry, culinary, and other trades. It was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the Great Depression, and has done limited upgrades as budgets permitted. Each 6,000 square foot dorm building was previously ventilated only when the forced air heating furnaces operated. No mechanical ventilation operated in the summer and shoulder seasons, and it was intermittent in the winter, greatly impacting sleeping conditions (as seen below). With the focus on healthy levels of CO², optimal heating system improvements were not done in this pilot. To solve the recurring nightly unhealthy levels of CO², one HRV per dorm was installed— four in total. The HRV is programmed with a combination of demand-based controls via a CO² sensor within a certain PPM range, programmed with time/day-of-week scheduled operations. This will ensure healthy levels of CO² for residents.

 

HVAC Facts

PRE Conversion Post Conversion

Fuel Source

H: Electricity;
AC: Electricity
H: Electricity;
AC: Electricity

HVAC System

(5) Armstrong Air Electric forced
air furnaces per dorm; (1) exhaust fan
ventilation with 20 kW make-up air heat
(1) VS1000 RT per dorm (4 in total)

CFM

est. 6,000 4,400 max

Tons

est. 20 9

Campus

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RESTAURANTS

Restaurants

 

Improving IAQ & Savings in Commercial Kitchens

Cooking in commercial kitchens produces many indoor air pollutants, requiring proper ventilation to provide fresh air
for employees and customers. Heat recovery ventilation offers a reduction in energy usage which reduces operating costs.
Outfitting a restaurant with a ventilation management unit from Ventacity Systems:

Offers sentient, secure and ultra-efficient ventilation management with the Smart Building Gateway

Boosts indoor air quality to increase the comfort and health of occupants

Decreases energy usage to help restaurant owners lower their operating costs

Building Retrofit

Separate Ventilation from Heating and Cooling

Install New VRF or DMS System

Remove Aging RTUs

Install New VS1000 RT HRV

Building is now Healthy and Efficient

 

PIZZA PARLOR SERVES THE BEST, PLUS FRESH AIR

Pizza Parlor

Building Facts

Building Construction Year: 1920
Occupancy Type: Restaurant
Number of Stories: 2
Conditioned Area: 2600 sq.ft.
Ownership: Private

 

College-Town Pizza Restaurant Reduces HVAC EUI By 54%

In a busy college town, this high-traffic pizza restaurant bustles from its morning opening to closing at midnight. Original HVAC for the dining space was one packaged rooftop unit. Over time, the RTU’s heating/cooling was disabled and replaced with a ductless heat pump. The restaurant’s predominant energy consumption is from the pizza ovens, their vent hoods, and the make-up air systems. Flour from the dough and combustion products from the ovens can be indoor air pollutants. In this setting, the energy reduction impact of heat recovery ventilation will be modest. However, the VS1000 RT was installed in an effort to provide cleaner, fresher air for employees and customers alike. Air supply through the VS1000 RT filters is preferable to reliance on attic and other air leaks in this pre-1980s storefront construction. Heat recovery technology in this climate zone 4 C with cool summer nights is projected to decrease EUI by 13%, from 632 to 547 kBtu’s per square foot per year.

 

HVAC Facts

PRE Conversion Post Conversion

Fuel Source

H: Gas;
AC: Electric
H: DMS;
AC: DMS

HVAC System

(1) RTU; kitchen vent hoods with
swamp cooler make-up air
(1) VS1000 RT for dining area ventilation;
kitchen vent hoods with make-up air;
4 zone DMS split system

CFM

3,200 600 max

Tons

8 6

 

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MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

 

Benefits for Building Residents

The ability to live in green, healthy and environmentally friendly buildings adds value and appeals to residents.
Smart Ventilation Management™ with Ventacity Systems in multifamily residential buildings:

Improves indoor air quality by reducing CO2 levels and high concentrations of volatile organic compounds

Improves comfort with heat recovery technology

Decreases energy usage, lowering operating costs for owners and tenants

Provides sentient, intelligent and secure ventilation management with access via the Smart Building Gateway

New Construction

Install Separate Ventilation from Heating and Cooling

Install VRF Plus Geothermal System

Install New VS1000 RT HRV

Building is Healthy and Efficient by Design

 

URBAN FLATS INNOVATE WITH ENERGY & DESIGN

Pizza Parlor

Installation Facts

Building Construction Year: New Construction
Occupancy Type: 25 Unit Multi-family
Number of Stories: 4
Conditioned Area: Approximately 13,000 sq.ft.
Ownership: Private

 

Affordable, Net Zero Energy Philadelphia Urban Living

The co-founder of this Architecture/Development/Construction firm describes this project as their “most-challenging to-date.” In addition to meeting the Passive House standard, this 25-unit multi- family building will aim for Net Zero Energy performance, with the assistance of a geothermal ground loop for heating/cooling and hot water; and an 83kW solar array. Passive House is “about 80% better than code,” and this building should have an EUI of about 15 kBtu/ft2/year. Many other design-build firms might say the Passive House standard is out of reach for new low-income housing, but this firm has made it the norm for their projects. They estimate in a recent article that this can be achieved for 2% of construction costs, while ensuring monthly affordability and comfort for generations to come. An EUI of 15 is only 35% of expected EUI in New Construction “Reference Buildings” for this climate zone. Ventacity Systems is excited to be considered for this project, not only for energy conservation, but also because of the firm’s inspiring dedication to historic Philadelphia neighborhoods.

 

HVAC Facts

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Fuel Source

H: Electric with Geothermal; AC: Electricity

HVAC System

VRF Electric with Geothermal Components;
VS1000 RT units with ducting into 47 individual units

CFM

TBD

Tons

TBD

 

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OFFICES

 

Indoor Air Quality Affects Productivity & Cognition

The connection between indoor air quality and its impact on crisis response, strategy and information usage in office workers is indisputable. Improving office ventilation with units from Ventacity Systems:

Reduces CO2 levels and high concentrations of VOCs, thereby improving IAQ and resulting in higher worker cognition and productivity

Improves comfort

Decreases energy usage, lowering operating costs

Provides sentient, intelligent and secure ventilation management with the Smart Building Gateway

Building Retrofit

Separate Ventilation from Heating and Cooling

Install New VRF or DMS System Remove Aging RTUs

Remove Aging RTUs

Install New VS1000 RT HRV

Building is now Healthy and Efficient

 

GOVERNMENT OFFICE CLEANS AIR AND LOWERS BILL

Government Office

Building Facts

Building Construction Year: 1940
Occupancy Type: Office
Number of Stories: 1
Conditioned Area: 13,200 sq.ft.
Ownership: Government Owned and Occupied

 

Partial Retrofit Still Reduces HVAC EUI By 22%

This Government Agency owns hundreds of buildings in the state of Oregon. With our help, they have modified 22% of one building as a test, working toward goals for a lessened energy footprint and carbon emissions. In short, 16 tons of heating/cooling capacity was replaced with 9 tons. This was done through a multi-zone ducted mini-split system, and the heat transferring powers of one VS1000 RT. Employees in the upgraded part of the offices report their workplace seems more comfortable and productive, while employees in the unaltered portion of the office report envy of their colleagues. Many visit the “fresh air” part of the building regularly. Three months of post-conversion summertime energy monitoring are following model projections closely, with the HVAC EUI at a 22% reduction

 

HVAC Facts

PRE Conversion Post Conversion

Fuel Source

H: Electricity;
AC: Electricity
H: DMS, Ducted Fan Coils;
AC: DMS, Ducted Fan Coils

HVAC System

(2) RTU’s (1) VS1000 RT; Mitsubishi
MXZ-8C48NAHZ; (2) MVZ- A24AA4AH’s

CFM

6,400 3,600

Tons

16 9

 

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