USA: The Danfoss oil-less Turbocor compressor has been presented with a further award, this time from the influential Alliance to Save Energy.
The Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award, which was first announced in June, was presented at a special awards dinner in Washington last week.
The Alliance to Save Energy was founded in 1977 to support energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource. It is is a coalition of over 170 organisations, mainly industrial, technological, and energy corporations.
The Danfoss Turbocor compressor is the pioneering technology for commercial air conditioning applications, whereby the compressor shaft is kept in place by an intelligent magnetic field instead of metal bearings. As a result, there is no wear and tear on the compressor, noise is dramatically reduced, and no oil is required as a lubricant.
Earlier this year, the newest model was honoured with two prizes at the AHR Expo in Chicago – an innovation award in the Green Buildings category as well as the main title, Product of The Year.
According to Danfoss, the Turbocor has been one of the high achievers of its product portfolio, with double-digit growth rates.
Ricardo Schneider, the president of Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, said: ”We are proud and humbled by the recognition of these awards, and we feel a tremendous responsibility to continue to improve energy efficiency around the world. It is through our customers’ applications that our innovative technology is able to transform the built environment. The potential for getting more out of less is huge and the high-efficiency building market is expanding fast: partly because of the increased focus on energy savings in commercial buildings, and partly because of urbanisation, which creates a need of more buildings.”