Report: Legend Power’s Electrical Harmonizer-AVR a significant contributor to LEED Certification
Legend Power recently engaged Mindscape Innovations to complete a Performance Assessment by Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) of the company's patented smart grid technology, the Electrical Harmonizer-AVR. This resulted in Legend Power's technology achieving a five point contribution level, effectively opening up the attractive design-in market for new construction and major facility retrofits.
The Electrical Harmonizer-AVR's direct LEED point contribution ranges from 3-5 points making it a significant contributor to any of its related point categories (14%-28%), and a strong component of a building's overall LEED score required to be Certified (6%-13%), according to Legend Power.
“Five points is a very noteworthy contribution in my experience; it is rare that a single product/technology can have this high of an impact,” said Kyle Anders, sustainable design specialist for Mindscape Innovations. “Legend Power has the advantage over many other energy savings technologies since it impacts electricity (the more expensive portion of a building's energy use), compared to other technologies that may generate heating fuel savings but not electricity savings.”
“The results of the assessment open up an entirely new segment of business for Legend Power's smart grid device,” said Gerry Gill, Legend Power’s CEO. “Legend Power's Harmonizer-AVR technology is now an attractive design-in component for new construction and major facility retrofits.”
The report also notes that, “In addition to the contributions made in the above green rating systems, Legend Power's Harmonizer-AVR has other noteworthy environmental benefits that should be promoted: life extension benefits for building equipment to reduce maintenance costs and waste, and reduction in utilities peak demand which increases capacity within the existing generation and distribution infrastructure.”
The entire 30-page report is available as a download at www.legendpower.com/commercial-energy-conservation-reports.
June 13, 2010 By John Gilson
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