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SWEP makes case for energy innovation at New York’s Climate Week

New York City’s Climate Week, which took place across the last week of September, brought together pioneers from business, government, and property stakeholders to discuss low-carbon solutions for high-rise buildings. 

SWEP was among those selected businesses invited to take part in roundtable discussions, alongside Swedish and US leaders in sustainable technologies. The event was hosted by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, (NYSERDA) to advance knowledge, methods and solutions to climate change. 

SWEP participated in New York's Climate Week round-table event organized by NYSERDA

First established in 1935 to address petroleum shortages, NYSERDA maintains a present-day relevance and is a key driver for Climate Week in a city with more than 5 billion square feet of iconic real estate whereas 90% of the city’s 1 million buildings need energy efficiency upgrades to reach an ambitious zero carbon target by 2050. The challenges affecting New York City are similar world-wide in cities with a substantial building mass and outmoded city centers and there is a growing awareness that old infrastructure needs to be converted. Many property owners and building managers are looking for innovative and far-reaching energy solutions to convert buildings and systems to meet new standards.

This year, NYSERDA invited the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and urbs (Urban Systems), a Swedish based sustainable energy firm with pioneering experience in transforming physical infrastructure and energy systems, to partner the event. By supporting businesses with funding and advice throughout their growth journey, from research to launch and then onto implementation, SEA has been successful in promoting and supporting the reach of many Swedish energy innovations.

urbs have regular involvement with SWEP and through this connection, SWEP’s Sales Director for Global Accounts, Anders Vesterholm, was invited to present at the key session at Climate Week, on ‘Sharing Low Carbon Solutions for High-Rise Buildings’. As a global manufacturer of brazed plate heat exchangers, SWEP works persistently with the founding principles and conviction that BPHE technology can lead the conversion to sustainable energy usage in heat transfer, by constantly creating more from less energy, material and space.

The session provided SWEP the possibility to mention a new innovative heat exchanger technology that lends significant impact to a rising demand for comfortable indoor climate, without compromising on energy consumption and space. Contrary to conventional technology where performance levels are compromised in one of the operation modes, SWEP’s new Hypertwain technology offer a heat exchanger solution that provide optimum performance in both heating and cooling mode, making it highly suitable in reversible chiller or heat pump applications. Hypertwain technology enable annual electricity spend to be lowered by as much as 15% through innovative heat transfer configuration, superior part load/seasonal performance and low refrigerant charge.

Anders Vesterholm concludes “Climate Week was a great opportunity for the Swedish companies involved to knowledge share and present ideas and innovations that have been successful in Sweden and which are now being adopted in many parts of the world. Being able to exemplify the possibilities with Hypertwain technology should help us open many doors in the future as building owners, facility managers and HVAC system suppliers who look to take advantage of this new technology that allow optimum performance in both heating and cooling mode and keeps the need for space, electricity and refrigerants to a minimum.

My thanks to the NYSERDA, the Swedish Energy Agency and urbs for the invitation to take part. Much of SWEP’s success has been built on our collaborative approach and my colleagues and I look forward to building further links and joint initiatives with many of the organisations involved in Climate Week.”