The Innovative Energy Efficiency Stars of 2015

Alliance to Save Energy Awards Danfoss for Innovative, Energy-Efficient Turbocor Compressor Technology

Power Engineering, September 23, 2015. Image credit: Ramdlon

Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, was presented with the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award during the Alliance to Save Energy‘s 23rd annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency black-tie gala. The dinner and award ceremony was held in Washington, D.C., on September 17.

The prestigious Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award recognizes outstanding or unique contributions to energy efficiency with demonstrated, quantifiable, cost-effective energy savings. This year, the award was presented to Danfoss in recognition of the innovative success and potential of Danfoss Turbocor oil-free, magnetic bearing, variable speed compressor technology for the commercial HVAC market. With a compact footprint and oil-free design that reduces maintenance needs and noise, Danfoss Turbocor compressors can improve chiller efficiency by up to 35 percent compared to a similarly sized fixed-speed screw chiller, saving tremendous amounts of energy in high-consumption commercial buildings across the United States and the world.

“Danfoss Turbocor Compressors is very passionate about our history as pioneers of world-class oil-free, magnetic bearing, variable speed technology,” remarked Ricardo Schneider, president, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors. “Of all the energy used annually in the U.S., 40% is related to buildings — primarily for heating and cooling. Building energy consumption can have a substantial impact on total national energy use, meaning we need to look at both new construction and the large inventory of existing buildings and consider what can be done to decrease their energy use. This is where Danfoss solutions can play the greatest role, but it’s through our customers’ applications and solutions that our technology has been able to achieve such great results.”

Other 2015 Star of Energy Efficiency award winners include:

  • Built Environment: Cinemark Theatres
  • Industry & Manufacturing: L’Oreal USA
  • Power Generation & Supply: Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
  • Rising Star of Energy Efficiency – Student: Aurora Winslade, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
  • Rising Star of Energy Efficiency – Young Professional: Daniel Hill, co-founder and president, Green Impact Campaign (GIC)
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