METUS and MEUS - Mark Kuntz, Rodney Olson (on left, receiving the award), Masafumi Ando (on right, presenting the award), Andrew Kelso, Atsuhiro Yabu

Several members of the METUS and MEUS staff members were recently presented with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation’s (MELCO’s) Outstanding Performance Award for two major projects.

Rodney Olson, Senior Director, Controls Engineering, and his team were recognized for the Whole Home Controller Development project. Rodney’s team created a product to simultaneously coordinate control of METUS systems and third-party supplemental heat systems, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and ventilation systems. The Whole Home Controller System uses the wireless interfaces of kumo cloud® to perform distributed control of both the METUS and third-party systems, automatically using the most efficient system based upon outdoor air temperature while maintaining excellent comfort indoors.

The second award went to Hirofumi Koge, Director of Research and Development, and his team for securing an order for the first METUS project within the Zero Emission Building (ZEB) Market. In the case of a ZEB, the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy. The House at Cornell Tech is a 26-story building, located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. It is the “World’s Tallest” and “First Residential” passive high-rise.

Congrats to our Outstanding Performance Award winners!

Featured photo from left to right: Mark Kuntz, Rodney Olson (on left, receiving the award), Masafumi Ando (on right, presenting the award), Andrew Kelso, Atsuhiro Yabu