WachsField Technologies is pleased to announce our new partnership with Blue Mountain Energy. We formed this relationship because of our great respect for Blue Mountain Energy Director Tom Young and the synergies with their products that provide unique, highly energy efficient air-conditioning and heating solutions. Blue Mountain Energy and strategic stake holders joined forces with Southwest Gas and IntelliChoice Energy to design, develop and demonstrate natural gas driven heat pump. The Department of Defense and the Department of Energy also joined forces on the development in 2006. The Sierra GHP uses an internal combustion engine, to power the AC's internal components instead of utility supplied electricity. The engine supports both Natural Gas and Propane configurations and has delivered electrical savings, both at time of construction and on a monthly basis, for hundreds of institutions nationwide. These systems can reduce electricity demand by as much as 90%.
WachsField Technologies brings our extensive experience in the controls, automation and integration including in the renewable energy sector making this is a natural partnership for both of our companies. Our staff and leadership have experience in landfill gas, networking nationwide natural gas systems, building controls and integration of large and diverse control systems.
WachsField Technologies will be serving nationally in sales and integration. We will also be partnering with Blue Mountain Energy on some development projects. The systems we will be representing for Blue Mountain Energy include Sierra Fresh Air Systems and Koldwave.
Both WachsField Technologies and Blue Mountain Energy are dedicated to bringing the best possible systems and to providing both financial and energy efficient solutions. Together we bring a wide array of possibilities presented with the highest level of customer service.
The 11 Ton ETL/UL Certified Sierra GHP offers many advantages
Enviornmentally cool by Design
If you are looking for LEED points, start with the GHP system. The Sierra Multi-zone GHP was specifically engineered to be easy on the earth while providing a new benchmark of excellence in heating and cooling. Its primary fuel source is clean, plentiful natural gas and uses only a minimal amount of electricity. Energy efficiency is boosted when the unit captures and uses waste heat from the engine to supplement space heating, making Sierra more efficient than traditional electric HVAC systems. When it’s time for cooling, the intelligent system modulates engine speed to provide exactly the right amount of refrigerant to perfectly condition the space, reducing energy consumption. Multiple air handlers allow for setting varying temperatures in different rooms to conserve additional energy.
Using natural gas at the GHP is the logical, energy-efficient and carbon conscious choice. Only 3% of energy is lost when transporting natural gas from the wellhead to your home. To generate electricity and bring it to your home, over 70% of the original source energy is lost. At the same time, large amounts of carbon, are also released into the atmosphere at the power plants. Since the Sierra Multi-zone GHPs use 80% less electricity than traditional electric HVAC systems, they greatly reduce buildings’ demand for electricity and improve buildings’ carbon footprint.
You might already know that generating electricity at the power plant consumes large amounts of water. In fact, one-half gallon of water is used for every kilowatt produced in a power plant on average. Since Sierra uses so little electricity, it saves approximately 8,000 gallons of water a year compared to a similar-sized electric HVAC system. This is equivalent to the amount of water in a small swimming pool.
Noise pollution is reduced, too. Raindrops are measured at 40 decibels and normal conversation at 60. Sierra registers at less than 57 decibels. Typical electrical HVAC condensers measure over 75 decibels.
Talk to us to find out how GHPs can help you attain LEED certification for your building projects. (623) 759-7746