Laguna Hills, Calif. —The High Efficiency Dehumidification System (HEDS) was selected by the United States General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for their technology demonstration and validation program. The goal of the program is to help reduce greenhouse emissions from commercial buildings through high-performance, low-carbon solutions set forth by the GSA Green Proving Ground (GPG) and DoE High Impact Technology innovation catalyst (HIT Catalyst) programs.

Conservant is one of only nine technologies selected through the very competitive global GSA/DoE process seeking technologies for net-zero carbon buildings. The field evaluations are intended to validate the technical and operational characteristics of the technologies and their potential for future deployment.

The DoE/HEDS technology demonstration aims to showcase how HEDS-based HVAC designs can be developed that provide 100% decarbonized, 100% electrified HVAC systems.

“We are so proud to be one of the few green energy innovators recognized by the GSA and DoE,” said Scot Duncan, PE, President and Founder of Conservant Systems and the inventor of HEDS. “As a team, our mission is to provide the public with more efficient and greener solutions. It means a lot to see our HVAC decarbonization and electrification work recognized on the federal level.”

Hundreds of millions of dollars are wasted every year to control relative humidity (RH), corrosion, and biological growth problems in facilities across the country. Additional dollars are spent on remediation and reconstruction work to reduce physical harm to people and facilities when HVAC systems are unsuccessful in controlling these problems.

At the request of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Conservant Systems developed a cost-effective, energy-efficient, maintainable, sustainable, and scalable dehumidification and RH control solution to combat these problems. HEDS solves the major problems with current HVAC technologies and is designed to create a very comfortable indoor environment that enhances productivity and entices tenants to renew and extend their leases in commercial office buildings.

The DOE HIT Catalyst program partners with organizations across the commercial building industry for field validation to streamline the adoption of solutions with significant energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction potential.