Leading Sweden-based ventilation company Systemair says it is fully geared to provide Eurovent Certification’s new Energy Efficiency Classes for Summer Application (EECS) label for its entire range of certified air-handling units (AHUs).
As from last month (June), customers are given the option to print the extra label through the online selection tools.
Eurovent Certification’s new EECS label for air-handling units includes cooling and accommodates warm weather conditions and acknowledges humidity recovery. The label will be made mandatory from September 2021.
Jörn Doerk, Technical Product Manager, AHU Design and Certification, Menerga, Systemair Group, provides a background on the development of the summer label: “Over the years, the Eurovent Certification energy label for AHUs has become a trusted reference point for the market through its easy rating scheme. This has helped customers effortlessly compare various brands in the market and ensures simple conditions can be set for the selection of an AHU.
“However, it is important to build awareness on the importance of looking at the performance of units in warm climates as currently all labels are working according to winter conditions. This is because many initiatives were largely driven by colder countries in Northern Europe, which were the first ones to highlight the need to look at opportunities for energy savings. It was dismissive of the situation in areas with warmer climates and that is what we want to change and correct with the introduction of the summer label.”
Weighing in, Andy Bijmans, Manager Development, Systemair, The Netherlands, says: “The Eurovent summer label wants to strengthen the idea of energy saving in the context of hot weather situations. As such, it has the added benefit of acknowledging humidity recovery in view of its important contribution to overall energy efficiency performance, which makes the label more advanced than the calculations for the winter label.
“The new label gives a realistic representation of the usefulness and necessity of a certain heat recovery efficiency in summer conditions, with the air resistance that this may cost at a certain fan efficiency. Meeting the summer label requirements also showcases the superior performance of Systemair’s AHUs as our various ranges can address the demands of customers in all regions and reflects our move to push energy efficiency.”
The Eurovent Certification summer label utilises Ashrae climate database to obtain realistic climate conditions. This ensures customers can get the most accurate energy calculation and assessment, Doerk explains. Customers can select their location or the closest fixed city available to get the suitable options in the AHU configurators of Systemair and Menerga. The calculations have considered the temperature and humidity at the highest level, in view of its impact on the cooling rate.
Systemair has played an active role in initiating discussions surrounding the summer label through representatives in the Eurovent Association board, and this milestone reflects its position as a global supplier committed to ensuring all markets can choose the most energy-efficient solutions according to the appropriate technical requirements, Bijmans says.
Systemair is a leading ventilation company with operations in 50 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The group’s products are marketed under the Systemair, Frico, Fantech and Menerga brands.
Systemair Group is the official sponsor of the Swedish pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, where it will showcase climate solutions that will ensure visitors to the pavilion are able to breathe clean air and enjoy the cool climate in a smart and sustainable manner. At the mega six-month showcase, Systemair and its affiliate Frico will also be organising several events aimed at educating stakeholders on the importance of achieving optimum indoor air quality without compromising on energy efficiency.
Morten Schmelzer, Technical Marketing Director, Systemair Group, says the company has carefully selected the products that will ensure fresh air supply, which is especially crucial in view of Covid-19. “Our solution also offers a minimum of 50 per cent lower electrical power consumption and sustainable cooling recovery as high as 65 per cent, which is unique for the Middle East. Lastly, the products are in line with the latest high European and ISO standards, which enables the best possible IAQ with minimum energy utilisation,” he says.
Systemair supplied 10 of its high-end Geniox AHUs with state-of-the-art control systems to meet requirements of the local ambient conditions, as well as the spatial challenges posed by the unique design of the pavilion’s structure. It also supplied a sorption cooling recovery system with special material on the heat recovery wheel, along with fan coil units, one Sysaqua 170 chiller, and one roof fan, DVG EC560. The pavilion features two of the latest generation air curtains from Frico, installed in the shop and the cafeteria.