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Efficiency Enhancing Controller
Patent Pending
The patent-pending CATALYST technology makes it possible to significantly improve the overall
energy-efficiency of constant volume rooftop HVAC systems, reducing energy consumption by 25%40% without undermining comfort, air quality, or the integrity of the equipment. The CATALYST is
a proven retrofit technology that can be applied to systems by all manufacturers regardless of age. It
is an integrated product that applies multiple sensors, controls the fan, heating, cooling, &
economizer functions. The CATALYST is easily installed in series between the existing thermostat/
control system and the HVAC equipment to provide a layer of intelligent control that radically
improves performance.
CATALYST Energy Saving Strategies
“Opti-Run” Fan Control – Produces average fan energy savings of approximately 70%, while
operating the unit within the manufacturer’s rated design parameters. The CATALYST monitors
key system variables and adjusts the fan speed as needed to ensure proper equipment operation.
These combined capabilities go beyond the abilities of a typical variable frequency drive (VFD)
Integrated Economizer – Controls the economizer to allow
for the simultaneous use of mechanical cooling and “free”
outside air to satisfy a space. Most economizers operate on
an “either/or” basis, leaving considerable energy savings
Advanced Economizer Logic – The CATALYST is an
Advanced Digital Economizer that is coupled with fan
speed control to maximize the use of outside air for
free cooling beyond traditional economizer control. It
introduces the ability to sense and compare outside air
and return air based on dry bulb temperature or dew
point depending upon the climate. New patent-pending techniques proactively cool the interior
commercial space before there is an actual call for cooling provides even greater savings.
Demand Control Ventilation – Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) uses a self-calibrating CO2
sensor to reduce excessive ventilation commonly found on commercial spaces. The CATALYST
establishes occupancy levels and matches the amount of ventilation air delivered to the true needs
of the space. This eliminates the cost required to heat and cool excess outside air. This strategy is
documented in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62. The CATALYST goes beyond typical DCV control
with an improved sequence that produces additional savings.
Demand Charge Reduction - The CATALYST contains features to reduce demand charges, which
are punitive fees based on the rate of energy use. Demand charges can account for 10-20% of a
commercial building’s total energy bill. The CATALYST reduces demand charges by decreasing
the maximum consumption of each HVAC unit. It can also be used to limit demand by managing
compressor use on multiple units. By balancing comfort and simultaneous energy use, operators
can confidently participate in utility Automated Demand Response programs, which often include
additional financial incentives and lower overall energy rate structures.
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IQ Energy Intelligence Platform
CATALYST controllers can be connected wirelessly via the eIQ Energy
Intelligence Platform. The eIQ Platform provides an unprecedented
level of monitoring, control, data collection and savings verification.
The features of the eIQ Platform include:
Web-Based Access – The system can be accessed anytime, anywhere
by an authorized user on any computer or wireless device.
Real-time Energy Consumption Monitoring – The eIQ user interface
displays the energy savings delivered by the CATALYST, shows historic
performance data and system operational behavior.
Fault Detection and Diagnostics – Transformative
Wave has developed several powerful diagnostic
techniques to identify an array of conditions and
service issues common to these HVAC systems. The
IQ displays these faults in a simple icon indicating
the health of the unit and allows for electronic
messaging of alarms. This enables corrective action
to be taken before occupant comfort starts to suffer or
system efficiency degrades.
Building Management Controls – TheeIQ Platform
can be integrated with most Building Management
Systems (BMS). However, the eIQ Platform is a fullfeatured Tridium building automation product and is
commonly applied as the BMS to provide HVAC scheduling and space temperature control. It can
also be expanded to control lighting or other automation needs.
Preventative Maintenance Cost Avoidance – The eIQ Platform provides considerable insight
into aspects of HVAC system operation. It detects and communicates conditions such as fan belt
slippage, filter performance, and other operational indicators. Preventative maintenance programs
are often performed quarterly. The information provided by the eIQ can allow operators to conduct
maintenance on an as-needed basis, resulting in reduced overall maintenance costs.
The CATALYST system components are delivered to the site as complete, well documented, UL listed kits that include
all hardware and parts needed for a clean and repeatable installation. This greatly reduces the installation time and
the overall cost of the product.
3420 Enterprise Road | Fort Pierce, Florida 34982 | [email protected] | 866-977-7555
Visit us at | DUNS: 832471440+3301 | CAGE CODE: 5T9Q4