Danfoss recently announced that Smardt Chiller Group Inc. is the winner of its seventh annual EnVisioneer of the Year award in recognition of its Smardt Solar Integrated Chiller (SSiC).

Launched in 2010, the EnVisioneer of the Year award competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners, or original equipment manufacturers that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy or environmental savings.

Smardt’s SSiC integrates the energy-saving potential of Danfoss Turbocor oil-free magnetic bearing compressors with solar-driven condenser fans into its air-cooled centrifugal chillers. The new chillers utilize a direct connection of a solar array mounted above the chillers to ac/dc condenser fans through Smardt’s patent-pending Smardt SolarLogix controller.

“Danfoss is pleased to recognize Smardt Chiller Group with the seventh EnVisioneer of the Year award,” Danfoss North America President John Galyen said. “The SSiC is a great example of innovation that goes beyond expectations to raise the bar on energy efficiency. By integrating both renewable solar and energy-efficient oil-free, variable speed technology into its chillers, Smardt has demonstrated its commitment to engineering innovative solutions that are positioned to help the industry meet future energy standards while reducing costs.”

“Smardt was created to lead the revolutionary Danfoss Turbocor compression technology into chillers with leading-edge controls, heat exchangers, and systems-integration technologies, Smardt Chiller Group Founder and CEO Roger Richmond-Smith said. “As global number one in oil-free centrifugal chillers, continued innovation is the only way we can expand that role. It means our customers enjoy much lower life cycle costs and can take credit for enormous reductions in GHG emissions across the globe.”

The EnVisioneer of the Year competition is judged, and the winner is chosen, by an independent third party judging panel. For more information about the EnVisioneer of the Year award program, visit www.danfoss.us/news/envisioneer-of-the-year.