MINNEAPOLIS — Daikin Applied's Vision® and Skyline® air handlers will be enhanced with Sorbent Ventilation Technology™ (SVT™) from enVerid Systems, creating a total-air-quality system that combines the benefits of sorbent media with a semi-custom air handler. This news comes a year after Daikin Applied announced the upgraded Rebel Applied™ packaged rooftop system with SVT.
Vision and Skyline with SVT will continue to address common IAQ issues in buildings. For example, the integrated SVT system from Daikin improves IAQ by removing CO2, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde, and other contaminants using sorbent filtration that captures pollutants while allowing oxygen and water to pass through freely, resulting in cleaner air. The integrated system can reduce outside ventilation by as much as 80%, providing greater control of humidity and comfort while trimming annual operating expenses by up to 30%.
“Whether a customer wants an air handler and chiller combination or a packaged rooftop system we’re now able to bring the benefits of integrated SVT to a broad range of applications,” said Jim Macosko, vice president of product marketing and applications, Daikin Applied. “This enhancement boasts several benefits as a more sustainable and efficient solution, serving as a gateway toward our energy-efficiency and net-zero-buildings goals.”
Cost Savings and Reduced Carbon Emissions
The use of SVT will reduce outdoor air loads, resulting in smaller chillers, and less peak and life cycle energy consumption, providing a more sustainable building solution that also supports electrification when paired with heat pump-driven technologies. Moderate to high outdoor air applications, including schools, spend up to 50% of their energy cost to condition outdoor air. By cutting outside airflow rates while maintaining building air quality, chiller plants can be downsized, resulting in significant reductions in comprehensive energy costs. Also, SVT reduces peak cooling and heating loads, reducing carbon emissions.
A Fully Integrated Solution
Integrating SVT into the Vision and Skyline air handlers makes sizing, installation, and facility design easier for new and retrofit construction. The integrated system allows engineers and building owners
to right-size the ventilation for each zone in a single, integrated air-handling unit — with one set of ducting and one mechanical space. Adding SVT for more ventilation to the same space increases IAQ or building occupancy without having to condition extra outside air in retrofit applications.