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GTS LX Series Selected as 2018 Money-Saving Product by BUILDINGS Magazine

DriSteem’s LX Series Gas-fired Humidifier Selected as 2018 Money-Saving Product by BUILDINGS Magazine (Eden Prairie, MN) – DRI-STEEM Corporation (DriSteem) is proud to announce that BUILDINGS magazine has named its LX series gas-fired humidifier as a 2018 Money-Saving Product Award winner. The GTS® humidifier LX series (patents pending) is the most recent addition to DriSteem’s market-leading gas-fired humidifiers. The LX series has the flexibility to tackle almost any application. The LX series offers:  Condensing design provides for highest efficiency and PVC venting: Saves money on energy costs with greater than 90% efficiency.  Ultra-low NOx for a clean environment and to meet increasingly stringent regulations: Ultra-low nitrogen oxide emissions of under 20 ppm conform to SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District) 1146.2 air quality management standards for gas-fired humidifiers.  Reduced installation costs: The LX series patent-pending condensing technology ensures that the flue temperature stays under 140 °F, allowing for the use of PVC, CPVC, or polypropylene flue piping which is less expensive, easier to work with than stainless steel, and can be vented through sidewalls, saving on installation costs.  5:1 turndown ratio for accurate humidity control: The LX series has a 5:1 turndown ratio for accurate humidity control through a wide range of load conditions, providing consistent output from low to maximum demand.  Sensing technology that adjusts drain intervals automatically, in addition to accurately measuring water tank level: The LX series humidifiers’ electronic water level control accurately manages tank filling and draining with all water types from tap to deionized. This universal water control means that there is no need to change configurations based on water type when ordering equipment or retrofitting to fit new water sources in the field.  Space-saving design for ease of installation and placement flexibility: All LX series humidifiers feature a small footprint for easy installation in crowded mechanical rooms, with a wall mounting option for 50 and 75 lbs/hr models for even more placement flexibility. For installing outdoors, there is a climate-controlled outdoor enclosure option available. “We are thrilled that the LX series was selected for the 2018 BUILDINGS Money-Saving Product Award. DriSteem’s gas-fired humidifiers have been trusted for their quality in the industry for over 20 years,” said Phil Lilja, DriSteem Product Manager. “We are especially proud of the new LX series because it offers a next generation breakthrough for energy savings, installation flexibility, and environmental protection.” Finalists were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy consumption, water savings, lighting, security, roofing, and maintenance. DriSteem’s LX series is showcased in the magazine’s June 2018 issue, as part of an elite group of money-saving products. For more information about DriSteem’s GTS humidifier LX series, visit or contact [email protected] About DriSteem DriSteem is a premier provider of humidification, evaporative cooling, and water treatment solutions for commercial and industrial applications. DriSteem offers custom systems for critical indoor environments such as health care, data centers, and other facilities requiring precise control of moisture and cooling in the air. DriSteem’s 50-year history of development and innovation has resulted in multiple patented designs that not only meet, but anticipate, customers’ unique needs. DriSteem is a subsidiary of Research Products Corporation, manufacturer of Aprilaire®, the leading residential humidifier brand, as well as air cleaners, heat-recovery systems and HVAC accessories. Visit DriSteem Video:

Energy Reduction Support Scheme (Sustainable Energy Authority)

The purpose of this support scheme is to assist SMEs in reducing their energy use and costs. The overall goal is to help businesses become more competitive and reduce their carbon footprint through investment in energy efficient technology. A priority technology identified for the sector in 2018 is lighting where an entire facility is retrofitted. Elements of upgrade that are considered for this grant include:
  • New energy efficient light products
  • Decorative, feature or specialised non-typical light products
Emergency lighting retrofit
  • Smart meter
  • Design costs
  • Equipment hire to assist with installation
  • Project management costs up to a maximum of 5% of
  • project costs
Projects eligible for funding, must be delivered to private sector organisations in the Republic of Ireland and defined as an SME. An SME is an:
  • organisation with less than 250 employees,
  • annual turnover not exceeding €50 million,
  • and/or an annual balance sheet not exceeding €43 million.
To apply for this funding and for more information, log on to:

Trend Changes to Warranty

Our Products are Outstanding!

....................and to back up this statement we are now providing 5 years warranty on IQ4 & IQ4 I/O*.

All IQ4 controllers and IQ4 I/O modules purchased from the 1st of June 2018 will receive a 5-year limited hardware Warranty.*

*This is applicable on Trend systems installed with IQ4 controllers and IQ4 I/O modules. For systems which contain a mixture of IQ4 controllers & 3rd party I/O modules the extended warranty is not offered and our standard 2 year warranty applies as this solution increases the risk to the Trend hardware installed. Offering a solution with Trend IQ4 Controllers and Trend I/O modules provides the best long term investment for our mutual end-users. It improves the long term supportability and is future proofed. So keep it simple, keep it Trend and benefit from the extra 3 years of support and protection on your Trend Controllers.

This extended warranty does not include parts of the product that are implemented to prevent cyber security issues, when it is no longer reasonable to continue to provide security updates to firmware due to advances in or availability of 3rd party components or processing performance and capacity of the original product.

We have updated our standard partner Terms & Conditions document to reflect this very positive change.


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Energy Management Update

Further to Trends announcement on July 12th 2017 regarding Trend Energy Manager being placed on hold. There has been a further delay, in order to guarantee the most robust and secure product possible. The new version of Trend Energy Manager will be supplied with Microsoft’s new SQL Server to ensure the latest version of software is used. Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express is only supported on 64 bit Windows Operating Systems, and it is due to this change in embedded component that Trend have required additional engineering time in the development the software. At the same time, given the importance of cyber security,Trend are taking the opportunity to re-test every aspect of the product. As a result Trend now anticipate TEM will be available in Q2 2018. When released TEM will support the following Windows Operating Systems - Windows 8**, Windows 8.1**, Windows 10**, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016 (** Only 64bit versions of the Operating System are supported). This will affect the following order codes:
Order Code Product Description
TEM/TU/050 Trend Energy Manager for 50 Points (3 User)
TEM/TU/100 Trend Energy Manager for 100 Points (5 User)
TEM/TU/250 Trend Energy Manager for 250 Points (5 User)
TEM/TU/500 Trend Energy Manager for 500 Points (10 User)
TEM/TU/UL Trend Energy Manager for 2000 Points (25 User) (special order only)

Air Monitor Webinar 2018

On January 9, 2018 Air Monitor Corporation will host a 1-hour webinar through High Performance Buildings Magazine on measuring outdoor airflow. This webinar will be facilitated by ASHRAE Journal, publishers of High Performance Buildings Magazine, and will be marketed to their audience. By clicking on images above it will take you to the sign-up sheet and provide you with more information. (more…)

Corporation Tax Update

Corporation Tax - The Budget 2018 capital allowances for energy-efficient equipment. The accelerated capital allowances scheme for energy-efficient is being extended for a further three years until 31st December 2020.