Software facilitates LEED EA analysis.
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Carrier Launches New Software for LEED EA Analysis
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SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 20 /- Carrier Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has released version 4.40 of their E20-II Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) software. HAP v4.40 provides significant new features making Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Energy and Atmosphere (LEED(R) EA) Credit 1 analysis faster and easier. Version 4.40 also greatly expands the "wizard" automation features so energy cost performance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) designs can be compared more rapidly during schematic design. A "wizard" guides the user through creation of the energy model, asking a short series of high-level questions and then automatically filling in the details with intelligent defaulting.
The innovative technology embedded in HAP streamlines the steps needed to perform a LEED EA Credit 1 analysis and allows multiple heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system alternatives. The key to this productivity enhancement is tailoring the software features to the LEED EA Credit 1 analysis process. For example, the LEED EA Credit 1 summary report mimics the format of the existing online template, and new input and calculation features take into account requirements outlined by ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G.
The new wizard technology, including a new HVAC Equipment Wizard and upgraded Building Wizard features, proves useful for both LEED projects and general energy analysis. "These wizard features can now generate input data for an energy analysis in a matter of minutes, allowing quick comparisons of multiple HVAC system alternatives in the schematic design phase of a project," stated Larry Schaefer, software systems manager, Building Systems and Services.
"We depend on well-designed engineering software and readily available technical backup. The new version of HAP easily meets these requirements," said Jim Reynolds, president, PSF Mechanical, Inc. of Seattle, Washington. "The software allows us to make intelligent decisions by providing ASHRAE and LEED analysis and it is accepted by our clients, local jurisdictions and the U.S. Green Building Council as a basis for modeling and decision making."
"HAP with wizard technology demonstrates Carrier's continued commitment to designing innovative products and tools to support the development of sustainable, high performance buildings," stated Kelly Romano, president, Carrier Building Systems and Services.
To license HAP and other Carrier software tools, contact your local Carrier sales office, or contact Carrier Software Systems at email@example.com or 800-253-1794. For further information go to http://www.commercial.carrier.com/commercial/hvac/general/0,,CLI1_DIV12_ETI119 36,00.html (due to the length of this URL, please copy and paste into your browser). The full suite of the E20-II HVAC system design tools is located at http://www.commercial.carrier.com/ under the Software menu item.
About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world's largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit http://www.carrier.com/ for more information.