Danfoss was recently 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 gala. The dinner and award ceremony was held in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17.
The 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.
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
- 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
This is the second time Danfoss has been chosen to receive the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award, and the second time Danfoss has been recognized this year for its Turbocor compressor technology. In January, the Danfoss Turbocor VTT Series of Compressors received an AHR Expo Innovation Award – an award program recognizing the most creative, effective and ingenious HVACR products and technologies on the market, and was named the 2015 Product of the Year.