ClimateMaster Invests in HVAC Education and Research
OKLAHOMA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ClimateMaster, based in Oklahoma City, OK, has donated water source heat pumps and other equipment to several universities in the United States. Oklahoma State University (OSU), in Stillwater, was one of the universities that received a total of 21 units.
According to ClimateMaster and OSU’s Building and Environmental Research Group, the larger units will be used as dedicated conditioning equipment for a brand-new heat exchanger test facility and to upgrade the capacity of the school’s psychrometric chambers. “The smaller units will be converted into demonstration units in a new undergraduate laboratory utilizing ground source loop technology and used for research projects,” remarked Dr. Craig Bradshaw of OSU.
Units were also donated to Purdue University’s Center for High Performance Buildings. According to Dr. Jim Braun at Purdue, these units would be used to provide heat input and heat rejection for experimental setups at the Center’s Thermal Systems Laboratory.
ClimateMaster also donated units to Auburn University, University of Maryland and University of Central Oklahoma.
ClimateMaster’s role as a domestic energy and geothermal heating and cooling leader extends back to the late 1950s when the company was first founded in Florida. For more than 50 years, the company has been developing and producing the industry’s most innovative and energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Today, the company remains committed to its American roots by operating a 510,000-square-foot cutting-edge plant in Oklahoma City, sustaining over 600 American jobs and supporting over 1,200 independent dealers.
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