Total Energy Recovery Wheels: Integral to Sustainability

July 6, 2009

This state-of-the-art technology, which differs from the heat recovery wheel (the total energy recovery wheel also captures and reuses latent heat [moisture]), currently exists in approximately 12 buildings nationwide. Two of those buildings are laboratories – a building type that traditionally consumes tremendous amounts of energy.

When work began on Leonard A. Ford Hall, the new 67,000-square-foot addition to Mankato State University’s Trafton Science Center, the total energy recovery wheel was a natural solution to energy-conservation requirements.

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