“Going green” has become key priority for the businesses across the world. Using the products that consume least energy and produce least waste help these companies attain their sustainability goals and extra-ordinary savings every year. With a lot of products to choose from, choosing the gas turbine filters that deliver the environmental benefits also, can be a challenging task. To help the industrial and commercial companies using the gas turbine filters, go green, many gas turbine filter manufacturers have started to develop green air filtration solutions. This article presents their benefits.
- Energy Benefits
Energy savings is the important benefit if good air quality is maintained by the air filter throughout its life. The green air filters optimize the energy use and efficiency by reducing HVAC energy costs as high as 50 percent. The type of media coupled with some innovative media configurations result un low pressure drop over the life of the air filters and reduce the energy use.
- Carbon Footprints
Green gas turbine filters use lesser energy, work more efficiently and need less-frequent replacement. Using fewer number of filters implies fewer dollars being spent on the fuel at every step in the process. The lower energy amounts used at each stage leads to a decreased carbon footprint.
- Waste Reduction
When green filters replace ordinary filters, the annual waste is normally reduced by 30 to 75 percent, leading to less-frequent replacement of the filters and thus low landfill. This also implies less wear and tear on air handling systems and least roof damage.
- LEED & IAQ
For the managers taking care of IAQ, the loophole can be serious. Precisely, LEED standards necessitate that a filter rated at MERV 13 work at MERV 13 at the moment of installation. This allows the low-cost coarse fiber synthetic filters, for which efficiency quickly drops faster from MERV 13 to as low as MERV 10, to attain the LEED status, even though the efficiency drop reflects a high compromise on air quality for most of the filter’s life.