New Cold Climate Package Terminal Heat Pump Technology Developed By Ice Air Helps Owners Meet New York Local Law 97 Emissions Mandates

Mount Vernon, NY – Ice Air®, the developer and manufacturer of a wide variety of HVAC units, has introduced a new line of cold climate vertical packaged heat pumps used to serve multiple spaces through concealed ductwork to efficiently provide space heating down to -5°F and below. The SPXC Series offers the performance of a VRF system within the convenience of single-package air conditioner space requirement.

“Our technology anticipated the recent Local Law 97’s requirements of eliminating carbon emissions,” explains Ric Nadel, Ice Air’s Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. “We have seen the growing need for taking a serious look at reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. This product fits perfectly into any system attempting to meet the New York law. And by the way, that type of thinking where energy efficiency becomes the primary driver in decisions is going on across this country!”

When New York introduced Local Law 97 in April 2019, it was one of the most ambitious attempts to tackle the reduction of emissions from buildings ever, which involved essentially the electrification of a city as it moved away from fossil fuels. Specifically, most buildings over 25,000 square feet will be required to meet these new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits by 2024, stricter limits coming into effect in 2030. These limits are to reduce the emissions produced by the city’s largest buildings: 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050.

The SPXC units, besides offering heating performance laboratory tested and certified to -5°F, offer a theoretical lower limit for heating operation is -25°F ambient and cooling down to 38°F. The units exceed US DOE performance requirements. The SPXC uses a sustainable R-410a refrigerant and is available in 12,000, 18,000 and 24,000 nominal Btu/h cooling capacities. These energy efficient characteristics produce superior energy savings in building applications seeking to satisfy the new laws being passed in New York and elsewhere in the country.

“It’s not a coincidence that Ice Air has the products to help accomplish such efficiencies,” Nadel adds. “Ice Air has been on the cutting edge of product development for many years. This law justified our investment in such technologies. We’re very excited about helping owners and developers be more successful in controlling carbon emissions.”

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