Commercial HVAC Product of the Year – Cooling and VentilationAngelique Laaks
The latest three-pipe heat recovery VRF air conditioning from Toshiba Air Conditioning – called the SHRM-e System – sets a new industry standard for energy efficiency and continuous heating performance. It builds on the success of the company’s multi-award-winning SMMS-e system, delivering improvements acro0ss the board in terms of energy efficiency, occupant comfort and breadth of building application.
This has been made possible by developments in key technologies, including the compressor and intelligent control system. A battery of incremental improvements combine to ensure the system achieves an ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration) of 8 and above in most capacities, an industry first, and an ESEER exceeding 7 for all capacities, a previous industry first by Toshiba, achieved by SMMS-e. SHRM-e is Toshiba’s latest and most advanced heat recovery VRF system to date.
It embodies important technical developments that break new ground for the industry in terms of compressors, controls and wireless communications, which extend efficiency and the application envelope for VRF into new territory:
While end-users benefit from reductions in running costs and enhanced comfort, installers profit from the new wireless commissioning and diagnostics system, reducing installation time and opening up fast two-way data exchange. Toshiba’s SHRM-e represents a leap forward for heat recovery VRF technology and that’s why it is a worthy winner.
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