The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Delta Breez with the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award!
It is our honor to be an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fifth year in a row, and to receive further recognition with the Sustained Excellence designation. Delta is a leading provider of DC brushless fans – a key technology for improving the efficiency of a wide range of solutions – such as our Delta Breez ventilation fans. Delta Breez has 90 ENERGY STAR®-qualified bathroom fans, with some models even exceeding the criteria by 337 percent. In fact, 30 fans from the Delta BreezSignature and BreezElite lines meet the toughest efficiency criteria set by the EPA – ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2020.
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
The 2021 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award is given to companies and organizations that demonstrate leadership in energy efficiency and commitment to the ENERGY STAR program. Winners range from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 firms – encompassing energy-efficient products, services, new homes as well as buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.
ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, identifies products in over 60 categories which meet rigorous energy efficiency standards. Established in 1992, ENERGY STAR is an internationally recognized label for U.S.-originating products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing performance or quality. ENERGY STAR-qualified products protect the environment by reducing energy consumption, which also reduces greenhouse gas emissions and saves consumers money on utility bills.
As an ENERGY STAR partner, Delta strives to engineer solutions that meet and surpass current standards in energy efficiency. Delta Breez prides ourselves on delivering ENERGY STAR-qualified products, some of which exceed the ENERGY STAR efficiency requirement by over 339%. With 90 ventilation fan models evaluated in 2018, 82 (91%) models were recognized as ENERGY STAR-qualified.
ENERGY STAR Most Efficient is a designation that recognizes the top products for the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR Most Efficient products reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting the most stringent energy efficiency performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
While 2.5% of all residential bathroom ventilation fans on the market were recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020, Delta Breez had 31 models certified, representing 32% of our product line.
ASHRAE 62.2 publishes a national standard that applies to single-family homes and multi-family dwellings to ensure proper ventilation and acceptable indoor air quality. The standard is referenced in building codes and widely accepted by architects, engineers and mechanical contractors. ASHRAE 62.2 addresses minimum ventilation effectiveness and noise level performance of continuous and intermittent mechanical exhaust systems.
The following table summarizes the ventilation air requirements in CFM for various floor areas:
Ventilation Air Requirement, CFM
Most Delta Breez fan models are ASHRAE 62.2 compliant for both intermittent and continuous run applications. This means Delta Breez fans are operable according to 62.2 guidelines for airflow and meet the minimum noise level requirements.
HVI, the Home Ventilating Institute, is an organization that runs a standardized testing and certification program for a range of home ventilating products. Products are tested to qualify for various performance parameters and undergo random verification. All tests are conducted in third-party facilities that are independent of any manufacturer, while testing procedures are designed by HVI members according to internationally recognized guidelines. All Delta Breez ventilation fans are HVI lab tested and certified.
For more information about HVI, please visit: www.hvi.org