As part of its planet proposition sustainability initiative, intelligent fluid manufacturer Armstrong Fluid Technology has helped customers worldwide save more than 2.5 billion kWh of electricity with an estimated value of over US$300m since 2007.
“Armstrong began projecting customers’ energy savings 15 years ago, as part of the company’s planet proposition global commitment to sustainability,” said Peter Wolff, global manager, ecosystems and performance upgrades. “This holistic approach to fluid flow management ensures the harmonisation required to create the most energy-efficient solutions available.”
Design envelope technology is at the core of Armstrong’s advances in building. Design envelope technology looks beyond energy savings to provide a comprehensive view of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) performance management. Armstrong’s full stack optimisation is brand agnostic and delivers improved efficiencies at three levels: plant equipment, edge controls and cloud analytics.
“These advancements deliver accelerated value for customers through energy savings across the entire HVAC system,” said Wolff.
Armstrong worked with certification company Bureau Veritas to validate the energy savings. It is also expanding the team of energy-savings specialists, who work with customers to measure, manage and enhance their building systems. It has also produced a video that provides suggestions to achieve sustainable solutions for HVAC engineers, contractors and building owners.
“Building emissions must be reduced by 8 billion tCO2 by 2050 to avoid serious environmental and economic consequences,” said Tony Furst, RSEC manager, US application engineering. “Energy use in buildings triggers 40% of CO2 emissions and the HVAC systems in most buildings are inefficient, outdated and wasteful.”
But, according to Furst, there are actions HVAC professionals can take to help avoid this environmental crisis and achieve significant energy savings. These changes include investing in sustainable solutions and energy-savings technology, demanding change in supply networks, committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions, optimising existing HVAC systems and retrofitting energy-inefficient HVAC systems.
“More than 90% of business leaders agree that advanced technologies can address sustainability, save energy and money, but only 59% are taking action,” Furst added. “It is time for all of us to step up to avoid a serious crisis.”
Armstrong Fluid Technology has committed to reaching net-zero emissions in all of its facilities worldwide by 2030.