Transformative Wave to Unveil Its New CATALYST Lite Product at the Energy Management Congress Event in Seattle, WA

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CATALYST Lite is an alternative application of the ‘game-changing’ CATALYST, North America’s Leading Efficiency Solution for constant volume HVAC systems.

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We are introducing CATALYST Lite to address that portion of the market that desires a low-cost fan-only efficiency solution rather than a comprehensive RTU retrofit solution.

Transformative Wave is pleased to announce that it will unveil the newest member of the CATALYST product family at the 32nd Annual West Coast Energy Management Congress to be held in Seattle, WA June 25–26, 2014.

CATALYST Lite is a standalone variable frequency drive (VFD) product that is unlike any other solution on the market, with key features and benefits that are not available with a standard VFD or simple drive product. CATALYST Lite converts constant volume HVAC systems from single-speed to variable-speed, reducing fan energy use by an average of 70% while protecting the unit and assuring code-level ventilation compliance.

Danny Miller, President of Transformative Wave, comments, “We are introducing CATALYST Lite to address that portion of the market that desires a low-cost fan-only efficiency solution rather than a comprehensive RTU retrofit solution. This market is being poorly served by the addition of off-the-shelf VFDs or products that cannot assure code level ventilation. Many national retailers are looking to add VFDs to their RTUs for fan savings but they need to be careful not to undermine indoor air quality for customers and staff in the process. We see utilities beginning to reconsider incentives for any VFD application that undermines prevailing codes. VFD’s are notorious for causing HVAC equipment service issues and the CATALYST Lite product solves this problem as well and enjoys strong utility support.”

The CATALYST Lite controller has been designed to serve the needs of organizations looking for a reliable and thoughtful stand-alone drive solution for fan energy savings. While Transformative Wave’s full CATALYST retrofit solution offers users additional energy savings and advanced features with the eIQ Platform such as fault detection, remote diagnostics, and real-time efficiency and performance verification, some operators are only interested in a supply fan upgrade product. The CATALYST Lite is a response to this significant market sector seeking a simple VFD solution. As part of our CATALYST solution product line, the CATALYST Lite maintains our commitment to basic system protections and proper ventilation, unlike simple VFDs or low-tech drive products out in the market.

The CATALYST Lite at-a-glance:

  •     Validated by third-parties, including the U.S. Department of Energy
  •     Programmed intelligence for automatic air adjustments to protect the unit
  •     Assures code compliance and proper air ventilation
  •     Incorporates logic to recognize airflow deficiencies
  •     Detects and responds to economization signals
  •     Integrates with most building management systems
  •     Can be upgraded to the full CATALYST solution
  •     Comes as a pre-wired, easy to install kit

For more information about the CATALYST Lite and full CATALYST applications, please visit:

About Transformative Wave
Transformative Wave is one of the country’s leading energy efficiency innovators, developing and bringing to market a growing line of game-changing efficiency solutions that are transforming the commercial building energy landscape. For more information about the CATALYST and eIQ Platform, visit

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