The FLC recognizes standout achievement in technology commercialization
ClimateMaster continues to earn praise for its innovation within the heating and cooling industry. The latest accolade comes from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
The organization has awarded ClimateMaster, a leader in geothermal and heat pump development, its 2014 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for the Trilogy 40 geothermal heat pump system. ClimateMaster shared with the recognition with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The consortium award recognizes lab employees and private collaborators who accomplish outstanding work in successfully transferring technology development in federal labs into commercial products.
The honor further validates ClimateMaster’s success with the Trilogy series, said Raj Hiremath, the company’s marketing director.
“Our Trilogy series of geothermal heat pump systems (provides) the industry’s leading efficiencies,” he said. “As a company, we are also proud to provide an example of the successes that can be achieved by partnering with federal and academic entities to develop commercially-viable solutions that are scalable and effectively applied in real-world situations.”
The Trilogy 40 geothermal heat pump system, released in 2012, led to the development of the Trilogy 45™Q-Mode™ variable-speed geothermal heat pump system. That pump provides the industry’s highest efficiencies of 45 EER and saves even more energy via on-demand hot water generation capabilities. The system also offers easy programming, monitoring and control for homeowners and dealers over the Internet from any WiFi-enabled device.
The FLC award recognized 17 teams, including ClimateMaster and Oak Ridge, from across the more than 250 federal laboratories and facilities. The FLC, a congressionally-chartered organization, annually evaluates work among those operations and recognizes standout achievement in technology commercialization.