Manufacturer receives Climate Protection Award for its electronic variable-speed-drive technology.

Kathleen Hogan, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate-protection partnerships division, presents the 2005 Climate Protection Award to York International Corp.’s Bill Dietrich (left), director of marketing applications, and Tony Digmanese, director of industry relations.
YORK, Pa. - York International Corp. has received a 2005 Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

York is the only HVACR company to receive the honor. The company was recognized at a May 4 award presentation in Washington, D.C., for its work and ongoing development of energy-saving chiller technology.

According to York, the company received the award for its electronic variable-speed-drive technology. The technology is said to reduce annual energy consumption of a chiller by 15 percent to 25 percent based on total kilowatt hours consumed per year.

"Based largely on York's efforts, the technology has evolved from large, expensive, floor-mounted drives to today's compact, unit-mounted and factory installed drives," said Bill Dietrich, director of marketing applications for York Americas.

More than 70 percent of York centrifugal chillers in the applicable size range are equipped with the devices.