Lennox Introduces Advanced Systems for Energy and Cost Control
L Connection Network With Comfort Sensor
The Comfort Sensor is an innovative new product for light commercial applications that combines multiple sensing and zone damper control options in a single device.
The Comfort Sensor primarily functions as a zone temperature sensor for use with Lennox’ L Connection Network building-automation system. For stand-alone applications that do not require a complete building-automation system, the Comfort Sensor’s many versions combine relative humidity and/or carbon dioxide sensing options with temperature sensing.
An intuitive LCD interface is available for adjusting temperature setpoints and viewing zone information. This user-friendly interface is ideal for office workers or other occupants, allowing easy adjustment of temperature setpoints within a range specified by the facility manager to optimize comfort and energy usage.
Humiditrol Dehumidification System for Split Systems
The user-friendly Humiditrol system provides humidity control for split systems while allowing for space dehumidification without overcooling. High humidity levels, rather than room temperature, activate the dehumidification cycle to improve indoor air quality.
When a room or building’s humidity level exceeds the system’s setpoint, the SignatureStat control activates the Humiditrol feature, which works with the heating and cooling system to remove excess moisture by reheating cooled air. By reducing humidity, this patented reheat design helps control the growth of mold, mildew and dust mites, which have been linked to allergies and asthma.
Based on the award-winning Humiditrol dehumidification system originally developed for rooftop units, the new split system version is a secondary coil installed downstream of the evaporator. Now available as a field-installed accessory, the Humiditrol system is matched with 3-phase T-Class and S-Class 3- to 5-ton R-410A refrigerant split systems. Designed to work with commercial air-conditioner and heat-pump systems, it is capable of improving space humidity levels and outperforming conventional dehumidifiers.
Bass joins Tractor Supply board of directors
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. Tractor Supply Company today announced that William Bass has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Bass co-founded and currently serves as ceo for Fair Indigo, a direct response men’s and women’s apparel retailer formed on the premise of “fair trade.” Prior to that, he held several management positions with Sears, Roebuck & Company and was responsible for leading the e- commerce initiatives for Sears Customer Direct and Lands’ End, where he grew landsend.com from $60 million in annual sales to more than $550 million.
Jim Wright, chairman, president and ceo, stated, “We are very pleased Bill is joining Tractor Supply’s board of directors. His extensive retail knowledge coupled with his proven success in both e-commerce and merchandising provides additional strength and broadens the expertise of our board. Additionally, Bill’s leadership experience and entrepreneurial spirit will be valuable assets to Tractor Supply as we continue to grow our business.”
Nintendo names new Latin America head
REDMOND, Wash. Nintendo of America announced the appointment of Bill Van Zyll as director and general manager of Latin America, effective immediately.
Van Zyll heads Nintendo of America’s Latin America department, which is responsible for the creation, direction and implementation of short- and long-term sales, marketing, and operational strategies for Latin America.
Before joining Nintendo, Van Zyll was with Whirlpool for more than 15 years, where for the past four years he has served as director of finance for sales for the company’s North American region.