Carrier Enhances i-Vu Weather Forecasting Add-On in the Wake of Climatic Events
MONTLUEL, France -
Carrier today announced the release of its latest i-Vu® weather forecasting add-on for the i-Vu building automation system. The add-on enables intelligent control strategies based on real time outside air quality data, helping buildings adapt to changeable climate conditions. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.
The i-Vu building automation system communicates with leading weather forecasting agencies, AccuWeather®, the U.S. National Weather Service and Environment Canada, with the weather add-on. Ten-day hourly weather forecast data can be used to optimise energy efficiency indoors and the use of water in irrigation systems outdoors. During times of high pollution, such as wildfires with heavy smoke, the outdoor air quality data can be used to control how much outside air is allowed in the building to keep indoor environments safe and comfortable.
“Adding outdoor air quality data to our existing weather add-on eliminates the need for building owners to install costly outside air quality sensors,” said Mark Jones, Business Manager, Commercial HVAC Controls, Carrier. “In the wake of an El Nino winter weather forecast and recent wildfires, the real-time outdoor air quality data allows the i-Vu system to react quickly to outdoor pollutants to improve indoor air quality, save energy, conserve water and keep occupants safe and comfortable.”
Facilities professionals can create their own custom control strategies using the outdoor air quality data, or they can deploy best-in-class ASHRAE Guideline 36 compliant control sequences that will automatically adjust ventilation rates based on current and past data.
The weather add-on retrieves air quality components including fine particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. It also retrieves hourly weather forecast data for temperature, dew point, wet bulb temperature and humidity. The hourly precipitation forecast is also included with rain, snow and ice, along with the wind conditions for direction, speed and gust. This data can be used with predictive control strategies during climatic events to optimize indoor environments while helping to enhance sustainability and improve operational efficiency.
The weather add-on is available as a subscription and is compatible with i-Vu Pro, i-Vu Cloud, and i-Vu Express, version 8 and later. For more information on the i-Vu building automation system, visit carrier.com.
The enhanced weather add-on for the i-Vu® building automation system provides outdoor air quality metrics to help buildings adapt to unpredictable climate conditions such as pollutants from wildfire smoke.