The DOE validated the CATALYST energy savings strategy.
STRONG UTILITY SUPPORT
Utilities across the country offer prescriptive incentives for the CATALYST.
Pre-wired kit can be installed into existing HVAC systems or total retrofit.
Demand Control Ventilation (DVC) and Advance Economization improve efficency.
GO BEYOND AUTOMATION
Enhanced insight into the equipment provides detailed fault detection and diagnostics.
PROVEN ENERGY SAVINGS
Cut up to 50% of operational costs with the CATALYST.
What the Industry is Saying
“Based on the demonstrated energy savings and generally favorable payback, we believe the CATALYST is now a viable option for utilities to consider for inclusion in incentive programs.”
Spencer Sator, Product Manager
E Source Technology Assessment Service
multi-speed fan operation, demand controlled ventilation and peak demand shaving capabilities exceeded expectations. NREL sees it is a mature, reliable retrofit technology combining energy efficiency and automated demand response for the small to medium size retail market.
Dr. Michael Deru, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Engineering Manager
CATALYST PATENT INFORMATION
The CATALYST Technology is the Most Effective and Industry-Backed Technology on the Market
U.S. Patent Information
Thefollowing patents for the CATALYST have been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Information Office (USPTO):
U.S. Patent 8,965,584
U.S. Patent 8,965,586
U.S. Patent 9,043,034 B2
Canadian Patent Information
The following patent for the CATALYST has been issued by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office:
Patent Office Information
For general information, mailing addresses, Internet addresses, and contact information for the USPTO contact:
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THE CATALYST LITE APPLICATION
Designed to serve the needs of organizations looking for a reliable and thoughtful stand-alone drive solutions for fan energy savings. Clients who benefit from the CATALYSTLite often have multiple sites and/or a portfolio of properties already managed by a building management system.
SEE WHY OUR CUSTOMERS CHOOSE THE CATALYST AS THEIR HVAC RETROFIT TECHNOLOGY
McDonald's Case Study
McDONALD'S FRANCHISEE SEES 35% HVAC ELECTRICAL ENERGY SAVINGS WITH THE CATALYST
In the quick-serve restaurant business, optimizing HVAC systems to cut operational costs, improve energy efficiency, and enhance customer comfort is what helps one McDonald’s franchisee stay ahead.
Nearly 90% of McDonald’s franchises in the U.S. are operated by small business owners like Paul Goodman of Manhattan, New York. An essential part of maintaining a successful quick-serve restaurant includes customer comfort through effective temperature control. At the same time, HVAC rooftop unit (RTU) usage accounts for nearly 30% of total utility expenses for a business. Franchisees like Paul must focus on streamlining operations and reducing maintenance costs while keeping outstanding customer experience and employee comfort in mind.
Transformative Wave provided the solution Paul Goodman was looking for. Their CATALYST technology RTU upgrade kit provides dynamic energy savings with Advanced Fault Detection and Diagnostics to take the stress out of troubleshooting. In case of performance issues, their web-based monitoring system, the eIQ Platform, visually alerts Paul via email or text with fault diagnostics early, saving nearly 5 hours, on average, for repairs.
Since installation, energy spend in Paul’s restaurant has been cut in half. Notably, he saw nearly a 35% reduction in RTU electric usage and 10% reduction in gas usage during the
winter (December 2016—March 2017). With these electric and gas reductions, Paul saved his business an average of 32% (nearly $400) each month in the first year.
Cost and energy savings aren’t the only positives this McDonald’s franchisee experienced. The CATALYST’s eIQ Platform, a web-based building management system, showcases Paul’s facility data in an easy to understand format, allowing Paul to see how varied HVAC performance affects energy use and indoor comfort levels. The eIQ Platform even notifies building owners of HVAC operation abnormalities and where potential failures could occur. This pinpointed information can help owners save time and money on repairs.
FROM THE CLIENT
“Automated Fault Detection & Diagnostics alerts enable us to proactively schedule service calls when dampers and economizers are not working correctly, a common issue which typically goes unnoticed and contributes to higher energy costs.”