ORLANDO, Fla., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA, Air Conditioning Technologies division, a featured exhibitor at the American Institute of Architects' AIA Conference on Architecture Expo 2017, is showcasing a new lineup of air conditioning systems and controls that provide architects, engineers, and contractors unparalleled versatility for residential and commercial projects.
LG, an industry leader in commercial and residential air conditioning systems including variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology and system controls, is introducing innovative new solutions to elevate the design and function of modern buildings today – from high-rise office buildings to single-family homes. In addition to LG's air conditioning systems and controls featured in the AIA booth (#3709), LG is unveiling a new video project profile giving architects a first-hand look at how LG HVAC solutions can be integrated into real-life applications.
"The LG cutting-edge portfolio highlighted at this year's AIA Expo - including our new controls suite - empowers architects, engineers and contractors to create buildings that save energy and deliver personalized comfort," said Kevin McNamara, senior vice president, Air Conditioning Technologies, LG Electronics USA. "LG's technologies provide a seamless integration between products and controls – truly leading the way for architects designing today's modern buildings."
AIA Expo 2017 marks the premiere of the latest video case study in LG's Project Profile series – featuring the beautiful Sharpe Building at The Foundry in Providence, R.I. Nestled on the Woonasquatucket River with a truly historic design, The Sharpe Building is a restored mill-turned-luxury apartment complex featuring 196 high-end units. Leveraging LG's innovative Multi V™ heat recovery HVAC systems, The Foundry offers modern comfort to residents, while preserving the historic interior and exterior architectural features that make the well-known building so distinctive.
Innovative LG controls, systems and platforms demonstrated at AIA Expo 2017 include the new LG MultiSITE™ Controls Suite, Multi V™ 5 VRF systems for commercial applications and more:
LG MultiSITE™ Control Suite: Versatile Control Capabilities
LG MultiSITE Remote Controller
Representing a critical element of building design and operability, the LG MultiSITE Remote Controller is an intuitive controller that features a customizable touchscreen and configurable functionality to meet the requirements of each installation. In addition to the flexibility of the user interface, the LG MultiSITE Remote Controller uses its onboard BACnet® MS/TP to directly integrate into a building management system. Packaged in a compact and sleek design, the LG MultiSITE Remote Controller includes built-in occupancy and humidity sensors and ZigBee® wireless compatibility, delivering a complete out-of-the-box solution for a host of installations. Building owners and facility managers can now easily scale the functionality to suit the needs of occupants in the space while being conscious of their bottom line with the LG MultiSITE Remote Controller.
LG MultiSITE Communications Manager
The LG MultiSITE Communications Manager integrates the power of LG VRF technology into an existing third-party building management system. For the first time ever, architects can specify a controls framework that directly integrates with a VRF system; eliminating the need for a gateway. Powered by the robust Niagara Framework®, the LG MultiSITE Communications Manager allows for seamless integration with North American building management systems. Employing industry-standard BACnet, LonWorks®, and Fox protocols, programmers can easily connect the LG MultiSITE Communications manager, reducing program development costs. The LG MultiSITE Communications Manager enables building managers to maximize the performance, power and capability of each system.
LG MultiSITE VM3 Building Management Solution
The new LG MultiSITE VM3 building management solution maximizes the sophistication of control in each building system for cohesive building operation and synergistic performance. With the LG MultiSITE VM3, architects can leverage a single, seamless solution that marries LG VRF and controls for streamlined system programming and the freedom to design a solution that best meets the needs of building owners and facility managers.
Utilizing the open Niagara Framework, architects can tailor and customize a building's operation to improve efficiency, minimize operational costs, and maximize comfort. Facility managers now have a window into their building's operations and efficiency, empowering them to program their system to react as internal and external conditions change. The LG MultiSITE VM3 is a scalable solution capable of managing a single system all the way up to an enterprise level network for even more flexibility and responsiveness.
LG Technology: Innovative Indoor and Outdoor Solutions
LG Multi V 5
The LG Multi V 5, the company's new flagship product in LG's state-of-the-art air-source VRF systems, represents the next generation in the popular LG Multi V family. Multi V 5 is available from 6- to 42-tons, with a choice of three-phase 208V-230V or 460V electrical power as heat recovery/heat pump outdoor units. New to the Multi V line-up are the single frame 16-, 18-, and 20-ton units. As a smaller and lighter solution, the Multi V 5 not only reduces footprint requirements, but also helps to reduce installation costs. The 20-ton unit represents the largest tonnage single frame on the market today.
With Multi V 5 the capacity has increased while the footprint remains the same, reducing the number of systems required. Building upon Smart Load Control of the Multi V IV, the Multi V 5 features Advanced Smart Load Control which proactively addresses the impact of pending weather changes ensuring optimal comfort for every building occupant. The Multi V 5 also features LG Intelligent Heating technology that works to prevent frosting and defrosts only as needed rather than responding once frost has reached a preset point. On top of active response capabilities, the Multi V 5 also features a new biomimetic fan design which enables the unit to operate more efficiently and increase airflow while reducing the perceived noise level.
LG Multi V S
LG's expanded Multi V S single-phase VRF lineup includes single-phase 2-ton heat pump and 5-ton heat recovery models, designed to provide excellent energy efficiency and versatility. LG was the first to offer a single-phase VRF 5-ton heat recovery system for the U.S. market providing simultaneous heating and cooling. With the addition of 2- and 5-ton models in the popular Multi V S series, LG now offers architects and builders across the country more energy-efficient air conditioning options than ever before.
LG RED°™ Heat Powerful Heating Technology
LG optimizes cold climate performance with its industry-leading LG RED° Heat Technology. Duct-free products featuring LG RED° Heat are designed to deliver superior heating performance: 100 percent heating capacity performance down to 5° F and continuous heating operations down to -13° F. This increased performance not only delivers heat when traditional models are unable to but also operates with incredible efficiency, making products with LG RED° Heat the ideal heating solution for less temperate regions of the US. This technology is available on 9K, 12K 15K and 18K Btu/h-capacity LG Art Cool™ Premier systems.
For more information on LG products featured at AIA Expo 2017, visit LG booth #3709. Additional information on the complete portfolio of LG's air conditioning technologies can be found at www.lghvac.com.
LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies
The LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. The company's industry-leading variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology minimizes efficiency losses, provides sustainable energy savings and offers some of the lowest life cycle cost of any system on the market today. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions. For more information, please visit www.lghvac.com.
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