Lochinvar Named Winner in 2023 Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN® Awards


by Lochinvar Marketing Department | 02/14/2024

Lochinvar, an industry leader in high-efficiency boilers and water heaters, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 2023 Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN® Awards for its Veritus™ Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater in the building materials category. The awards honor products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.

“Lochinvar is proud to be at the forefront of innovation for sustainable commercial water heating technology,” said Jennifer Russell, engineering director for product development. “Veritus is the first of its kind for the company, implementing the lowest Global Warming Potential (GWP) of any Lochinvar product to date. In the design process, the team worked tirelessly to maximize energy efficiency and simplify installation and operation.”

Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) pumps, fans and a scroll compressor work together to enable the Veritus HPWH to operate with a high coefficient of performance (COP), optimize heat transfer and minimize emissions. To provide improved installation flexibility, Veritus heat pumps are modular, meaning units can be manifolded together—ensuring ample hot water supply, built-in redundancy and capacity matching for larger commercial water heater demands. 

The unit’s competitive footprint and modular design allow for versatile application in healthcare, fitness clubs, multifamily and other commercial buildings, aligning with recent regulations promoting high efficiency heat pumps. Its user-friendly Smart Touch™ control panel makes it simple to adjust settings and monitor performance. 

The unit’s variable-speed ECM operates in tandem with the flow control valve to provide tighter control of the unit, decrease the noise level and promote higher efficiency. Lochinvar’s Veritus HPWH is also one of the only heat pumps on the market that operates at high efficiency in below-freezing temperatures.