LG Electronics Brings New, Innovative Energy-Efficient Commercial HVAC Solutions To LEED-Focused Architects
Marrying innovative design with higher efficiency, Multi V III VRF technology delivers AHRI certified ratings, fast response cooling and space-saving smaller footprint
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing the needs of architects seeking more energy efficiency and flexibility in HVAC solutions, LG Electronics is highlighting its award-winning variable refrigerant flow VRF product line, as well as new high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rated (SEER) models for residential and light commercial applications at this week's American Institute of Architects National Convention & Design Expo (booth # 4126).
Catering to LEED®*-focused architects, these commercial climate control products from the worldwide HVAC solutions provider deliver aesthetic versatility and energy-saving technologies for a quicker return on investment, according to Kevin McNamara, vice president of Commercial Air Conditioning, LG Electronics USA.
"The architecture and design community is an important audience for LG Electronics, and the AIA Convention presents an ideal forum for demonstrating LG's ongoing partnership with, and product innovations developed for, this influential group," said McNamara. "Today's architects and design experts are setting the pace for more energy efficient, cost-effective and creative commercial and residential dwelling solutions. As evidenced by the products showcased at AIA this year, LG's new HVAC solutions are designed to both meet and exceed these needs."
Multi V III
Harnessing the power of the next-generation of VRF technology has enabled Multi V III to achieve a breakthrough with energy efficiency standards in both Heat Pump and Heat Recovery models with an increase in condenser heat transfer surface area and a new compressor. The Multi V III Heat Pump allows occupants to choose either to air-condition or heat all zones in use, while the Heat Recovery model allows for synchronous cooling and heating in different zones at the same time. Units are available from 6-36 tons and 208-230V or 460V. Multi V III is LG's flagship commercial HVAC system as demand for energy-saving HVAC technology continues to grow.
Multi V III's key benefits for building owners include:
- Cost Savings: Lower lifecycle costs compared with traditional HVAC systems on the market today.**
- Excellent Energy Efficiency:
- With AHRI Standard 1230 Certification®, Multi V III is one of the first performance certified VRF systems. This ensures building owners receive verified ratings.
- Strong AHRI Certified® ratings and an Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio (IEER) of up to 21.8 solidify LG's position as a market leader.
- LEED® Certification*: Allows building designers the opportunity to claim LEED®, points.
- Longer Piping Distances: Owners can reach extra zones that are further away from the Multi V III unit. With up to 3,280-feet of total equivalent length, a maximum run length of 738 equivalent feet and elevation difference of up to 360-feet, Multi V III reduces the need to invest in extra systems and saves on installation.
- Rapid Start Cooling: The fast response cooling or heating feature delivers conditioned air faster than previous systems.
Compact Footprint: Multi V III supports more indoor zones and takes up less outdoor space than previous models. When space or access is at a premium, this equates to significant cost advantages for the owner on large projects.
Newest Addition to the Art Cool Family
LG's new High SEER Art Cool wall-mounted models have increased Art Cool's already high SEER ratings vastly. The 12K BTU/h offers SEER up to 26 and the 9K model offers up to 28, a rating currently unmatched by competitors. The new product offers many unparalleled features for those needing a duct-free system:
- Effective Air Dispersal -- an optimized 4-way swing airflow, 39ft of air throw and a 16° to 70° airflow outlet range disperse air throughout the space.
- Efficiency – optimized 3 row coil and supply fan compliment the digitally controlled compressor and fan motors
- Peace and Quiet – the fan size has been increased by 25% and utilizes a 15° blade angle to reduce buffeting, reducing noise levels.
In addition to the newest member of the Art Cool family, popular LG Art Cool Mirror wall mounted units have style to fit any decor are also on display. Similar to the standard wall mounted unit, the Art Cool Mirror hangs on an easily installed factory supplied wall bracket, making installation simple. Energy efficiency for the Art Cool Mirror units range from 18.9 SEER to 20 SEER. Also on display this week, LG's Art Cool Gallery model provides a three dimensional air flow system with the look and feel of a stylish photo frame.
Expanded Product Line
Also highlighted at the AIA Convention this week is LG's expanded product line, including the new Multi V Water II, a new high-efficiency inverter water source heat pump that enables capacity to vary based on load fluctuation. This eco-friendly heating and cooling system can also be used in geothermal applications.
LG's Multi V Mini is a two pipe heat pump system that is available in capacities of 3, 4 and 4.4 tons. This system is best suited for applications with up to 9 zones that require either heating or cooling with indoor units totalling up to 5.7 tons of capacity. Multi V Mini outdoor units are available in 208/230V single phase which suits small buildings and residences.
With today's concern for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, the new LG Eco V is an integral component of any HVAC system. This high efficiency air-to-air heat exchanger allows introduction of tempered outdoor air to ducted and cassette indoor units or directly to the space while connecting to LG's controls system or operating standalone.
LG's high static ducted units offer a full range of capacities from 7,000 to 96,000 Btu/h. With short supply and return ducts, static pressure losses are minimized when compared to conventional ducted systems. Ducted units can be installed in schools, offices, conference rooms, homes and residence retrofits, hallways and lobbies or anywhere a unit must be concealed.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
*LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
** White paper available for review at http://www.lg-vrf.com/engineering-resources.aspx
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning
The LG Electronics USA Commercial Air Conditioning business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning.
LG Electronics Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions Company
The LG Electronics Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions Company (LG AE) is a complete heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy solution company providing Residential Air Conditioning, Commercial Air Conditioning Solar Energy and LED Lighting around the world. Bringing technology leadership from the worldwide HVAC market and incorporating technologies from throughout LG, LG AE is increasingly expanding into specialized B2B solutions as an integrated energy solutions company. Through its innovative technology, heavy investments in R&D and effective marketing strategies, LG AE has broken its own sales records every year since 2000.
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