HVAC company Trane Technologies announced today the launch of a fully electric single unit to heat and cool buildings. The Sintesis Balance CMAF has the potential to be a zero emissions climate control solution when paired with a renewable power source.
Buildings are a significant contributor to global GHG emissions, and one of the hardest to replace, given their long-term nature. According to Trane, buildings contribute to about 15 percent of global carbon emissions, and heating and cooling represents about 35 percent of that. The company stated that the new Sintesis Balance CMAF product will contribute to Trane’s “Gigaton Challenge” to reduce customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by a billion metric tons by 2030.
José La Loggia, president of Trane Technologies’ Commercial HVAC in EMEA, said:
“The Sintesis Balance eliminates the need for separate boiler and chiller systems, and provides flexibility to meet comfort needs across climates, seasons, use and occupancy, as well as better use of floor space. It also provides highly reliable operation, temperature control and indoor air quality. Most systems in Europe use gas or oil boilers, whereas this solution is fully electric. Since buildings contribute to about 15 percent of global carbon emissions, and heating and cooling represents about 35 percent of that, Sintesis Balance is also a major step on the path to electrification and decarbonization of buildings.”
The new system is fully electric, offering up to 350 percent higher efficiency compared to most gas boilers when delivering hot water for comfort heating systems, while not directly generating any GHG emissions. Trane stated that the unit recovers and repurposes energy without generating its own carbon emissions, significantly reducing fossil fuel use over typical systems that include both a boiler and a chiller.
According to Trane, the new system targeted for buildings with dynamic temperature requirements, such as schools, hotels, hospitals, retail centers, office buildings and theaters, and allows for temperature control even in very hot or cold climates. It is initially available for customers in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.