In 1983, RenewAire manufactured its first energy recovery ventilator (ERV) meeting the company’s founding mission of building a company to save energy in buildings. This first product established a simple, reliable and high performance design using a diamond shaped, energy exchange core that simultaneously transfers heat and humidity between an exhaust air stream and a fresh air stream. Today, RenewAire continues to be a leader in ERV technology with one of the broadest lines of residential and commercial models in the industry. RenewAire’s installed base of over 160,000 units delivers the benefits of fresh indoor air without sacrificing energy efficiency and saving building owners headaches and money.
Prior to 1983, the founders of Renewaire began selling and installing air-to-air heat exchangers to provide energy efficient ventilation in “super-insulated” homes. This experience with U.S., Canadian, European and Japanese manufacturers of plate, rotary wheel and heat pipe technologies made it obvious that there were significant advantages to “enthalpic” plate exchangers. These include year around high performance in both hot/humid and cold climates, passive condensate and frost avoidance and positive air stream separation all at a competitive cost. Since 1983, RenewAire has benefited greatly from a strong technical partnership with Mitsubishi Electric’s Nakatsugawa Works for ERV core research and production. In 2010, RenewAire joined the Soler & Palau Ventilation Group, providing direct access to the latest in energy efficient air handling technology. These strong technological and manufacturing partners will support RenewAire’s continued leadership as a producer of world class ERV products today and into the future.
RenewAire ERVs are built in Madison, Wisconsin using “Quick Response Manufacturing” (QRM) production methods. Over 25,000 product configurations are available to help engineers meet optimal design requirements for each project. QRM allows “made-to-order” production of any of these distinct units in a 2-3 week production cycle to meet demanding customer delivery schedules. A technically oriented sales staff works with approximately 300 select HVAC distributors to support the design and installation of RenewAire products throughout North America, Central and South America and the Caribbean. RenewAire is a U.S. manufacturer that sustainably operates out of a facility that is LEED, Green Globes and Energy Star Certified and powered by 100% wind produced electricity.