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Evanston firm seeks energy patent

Evanston-based Energy Recovery Technologies, LLC today announced it’s filed a patent application for a system designed to dramatically reduce the energy required to heat and cool commercial and residential buildings.

Evanston-based Energy Recovery Technologies, LLC today announced it’s filed a patent application for a system designed to dramatically reduce the energy required to heat and cool commercial and residential buildings.

The energy recovery ventilation technology, company officials say, will dramatically reduce energy wasted in HVAC systems, leading to almost 100 percent energy efficiency.

Ken Kayser, the company’s co-founder and chairman, said, “This is an industry first and will have an enormous impact on energy usage nationally.”

Ron Fleckman, the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said the company plans to locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in a tax-increment-financing district in Evanston, bringing much needed manufacturing jobs to the state of Illinois.

“It is ERT’s philosophy to have the largest positive impact that we can have on local communities and on energy use throughout the country,” Fleckman added.

Fleckman said ERT expects to experience unprecedented deployment success as it grows its manufacturing capacity over the next nine months. “We have received almost 100 percent acceptance from our initial contacts."

"As one customer stated recently, ‘this is a no brainer,’" Fleckman said. "In many new product offerings, potential customers typically take a wait and see view."

"With ERT, our experience has been different,” he said. "‘How quickly can we expect delivery’ is the more typical response. With ERT’s technology and monitoring capacity, our customers will be able to see what the energy savings are on a real time basis.”

"We anticipate first production line units will be installed in six to nine months," Fleckman added

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