Omaha, NE (PRWEB) July 24, 2013
Business Day hosted and narrated by Terry Bradshaw, a former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL) and inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, espouses the benefits of the Digi-RTU developed by Bes-Tech, Inc. Bes-Tech, is an energy efficiency technology company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, which created the technology and holds the patent behind the Digi-RTU. The Digi-RTU is an aftermarket HVAC rooftop control package designed to run HVAC rooftop units up to 50% more efficient.
This video explains why current rooftop cooling units are inefficient as well as details as to how the Digi-RTU improves rooftop HVAC consumption and demand performance. Rooftop HVAC units are found everywhere and are the largest contributor of heating and cooling costs for commercial and industrial buildings; therefore, any enhancement that improves their efficiency while reducing maintenance costs is of interest and beneficial to building owners and managers. The cost effectiveness and other benefits provided by the Digi-RTU technologies include:
➢ Reduced electricity consumption up to 50%
➢ Reduced peak electricity demand up to 50%
➢ Reduced compressor on/off cycling up to 75%
➢ Improved equipment life span
➢ Reduced equipment noise
➢ Improved temperature and humidity control
➢ Improved CO2 based (greenhouse gas) demand control
The Digi-RTU is the only product on the market that addresses each area identified by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to maximize electricity consumption and demand reduction. The Digi-RTU integrates with the existing economizer, modulates the supply fan, modulates the compressor speed, and regulates the indoor air CO2 level. By intercepting heating and cooling calls, the Digi-RTU’s patented technology manages the compressor and fan speeds to match the space requirements. As a result space temperature and humidity are best managed.
The video also features Richard Szydlowski, Director of Engineering and Business Development of the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), commenting on the yearlong Innovative Exchange study utilizing the Digi-RTU. The Innovation Exchange is CEE's hub for researching, synthesizing, and pioneering energy efficiency solutions. Innovative Exchange activities are grounded in the living lab of CEE programs, and emphasize practical approaches that harness direct insight from field experience. Through collaboration and communication with partners like Bes-Tech, CEE builds 30 years of experience to advance the market and technology opportunities for energy efficiency. The Innovation Exchange is a resource for practitioners and experts to share best practices, evaluate novel ideas, and discover the next generation of energy solutions. Find out more at bes-tech.net.
Bes-Tech has been a leader in energy efficient building systems technologies for the past nine years. The company was founded on proven scientific engineering processes and technologies that reduce peak energy demand, minimize energy usage, and maximize energy efficiency. We actively work to lower the carbon footprint of the built environment.
About Terry Bradshaw
Terry is a former American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). He is currently a TV analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday.
About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science. PNNL research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and helps find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry.
About the Center for Energy and Environment
CEE provides a range of practical and cost-effective programs to help Minnesota homeowners, businesses, nonprofits and governments reduce energy waste and save money. CEE services include home diagnostics, evaluation of performance and government energy savings initiatives.