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Building Integrated Heat and Moisture Exchange

Lead Performer: Architectural Applications - Portland, OR
Partners:
-- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA
-- dPoint Technologies, Inc. - Vancouver, BC
-- Arup - London, United Kingdom
-- ETH Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland
-- Membrane Technology & Research, Inc. - Newark, CA
DOE Funding: $1,100,000
Cost Share: $202,120
Project Term: Oct. 2012 - Aug. 2014
Funding Opportunity: Small Business Technology Transfer Phase 2

Project Objective

This project combines two building system functions—ventilation and insulation—into a unified technology. The goal is to achieve lower energy use at better cost and at increasing scale.  The project team is conducting pilot installations and validated testing at various scales. The target market for AirFlowTM Panels includes developers, owners, and operators of commercial and multifamily residential buildings.

Project Impact

Current energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) offer low humidity exchange with high attendant pressure, resulting in low market penetration and limited impact. By integrating the two components—heat and moisture exchange—Architectural Applications estimates this technology could produce a better return on investment and reap nearly 3 quads of U.S. energy savings annually.

Contacts

DOE Technology Manager: Bahman Habibzadeh
Performer: John Breshears, Architectural Applications

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