Demystifying Model N
Confronted with the growing challenges of climate change, HVAC equipment manufacturers and development industry stakeholders face ever-increasing demands to provide more efficient systems with lower environmental impacts. Municipal policies are evolving, setting carbon emission limits and requiring heat/energy recovery systems for energy efficiency. Markets are seeking superior HVAC products capable of maximizing space and operational efficiency, enhancing value, and introducing fresh, clean air - enabling occupants to enjoy quieter and more comfortable living environments.
With this ambitious goal at hand, our experienced team of innovators and engineers spent years researching, developing, and producing our innovative solution: Model N.
Introducing the Future of HVAC
Model N is the world’s first all-in-one HVAC system in a box, providing a decentralized, fully integrated heating, air conditioning and ventilation unit in a compact 8’’ (200mm) deep design. Model N eliminates ductwork and drop ceilings, increasing floor to ceiling height and can be provided as an integral part of a prefabricated exterior/interior wall, capable of being configured to introduce outdoor air directly to the unit or via in-slab services.
Model N is built to a Passive House level, using high thermal efficiency (>85%) heat/energy recovery. It contains a booster mode for ventilation and heating/cooling, and in addition to its free cooling capabilities, provides constant ventilation. Model N meets and exceeds evolving energy and carbon policies revolving around reducing embodied carbon and enhancing building resilience.
Fan Activated Chilled Beam technology enables Model N to operate with a high chilled water temperature of 55F (13 C) and low hot water temperature of 115F (45 C) making it an ideal temperature profile for a centralized heat pump system. Model N significantly increases the mechanical system Coefficient of Performance (COP), provides superior comfort conditions (with optional radiant cooling and heating), and utilizes 25% of the air volume compared to a conventional HVAC system.
Modulating louvers and dampers balance the pressure differential between outdoor and indoor environments, effectively addressing “stack effect”, making Model N an ideal application for high-rise buildings in any climate.
Model N’s innovative design eliminates the need for condensate drain lines, and provides a dehumidification process for outdoor air.
Model N has a sophisticated control system and sensor network to optimize operation and maximize comfort in the space. Units have integrated internet connectivity and embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI) with behavioral learning allowing Model N to adjust to occupant’s activity and respond to outdoor weather conditions. Additionally, Model N enables remote data monitoring to anticipate maintenance requirements and manage alarm events.
Model N operates on Low Voltage 24/48VDC, simplifying installation labor requirements and reducing liability and risk.
Model N is ideally suited for both new and retrofit high-rise multifamily residential, hotel buildings and dormitories. Model N can also be used for retrofitting existing high-rise hydronic buildings, eliminating the need for costly piping and insulation retrofits, making it a cost-effective approach for decarbonizing existing buildings.
For the Planet
reduction of embodied carbon emissions
reduction of operational GHG emissions
reduction of Global Warming Potential
reduction of energy use
supports meeting environmental policy codes and requirements
heating, air conditioning and ventilation
highly efficient and optimized operation
monitoring of comfort, health and wellness
clean and filtered air
For MEP Engineers
complete comfort control
pressure independent valves included
elimination of condensate drain pipework
fully integrated HVAC system delivering fresh air to every room
reduction of building height by up to 12’’ per floor
pro-forma optimization, (extra floor every 8 floors)
reduced overall building costs
time/cost savings in the design process
compliance with latest environmental codes, regulations and health & wellness trends
increased floor-to-ceiling height
elimination of drop ceiling and ductwork
in-wall installation (saving floorspace)
aesthetic, customizable surface finishes
For Installing Contractors
prefabricated plug and play design minimizing labour and commissioning
reduced liability and risk
low supply voltage 24VDC
elimination of chilled water piping insulation
ease of start-up
HRV / ERV VENTILATION MODULE
Primary Air Coil
Outdoor Air Fan
MERV 7 / MERV 4 Filter
HRV / ERV Heat Exchanger
MERV 13 / HEPA Filter
Exhaust Air Fan
HEATING / COOLING MODULE
Fan Activated Chilled Beam
Supply Air Fan
PICV Valve - Chilled Beam
PICV Valve - Primary Air Coil
Valving Arrangement for Testing / By-Pass with Strainer
Condensate Elimination System
Air / Water / Electrical Connections