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January 29, 2007: AHR Expo Award for RSU

Wrightsoft Recieves 2007 AHR Expo Award

New Revolutionary Right-Suite Universal® Software Package Recognized for Industry Advances, Design Innovations.

LEXINGTON, MA, January 29, 2007—Wrightsoft continues its commitment to the HVAC industry with a revolutionary new product, Right-Suite Universal (RSU), recently winning an Honorable Mention in the 2007 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. RSU is a newly developed HVAC software package that combines residential and commercial design capabilities in one product for the first time, giving customers the power to use a single program for all of their design and sales projects, something not currently possible with today’s single-function software.

“RSU represents the culmination of 20 years of research, development and technological innovation. By creating a program that allows users to manage residential and commercial projects at the same time, and quickly and easily switch between calculation methods, we are enabling a level of efficiency that will save our customers enormous amounts time and money,” said Chris Edgren, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Wrightsoft. “This recognition from AHR validates our efforts, and confirms that RSU is a true industry breakthrough that will significantly change the face of HVAC software.”

RSU integrates the functionalities of Wrightsoft’s industry‐leading software products to allow users to quickly switch calculation methods depending upon project requirements, instead of opening and operating separate programs for each project. For instance, commercial load calculation methods that are beneficial for high end housing will now be available for use on residential projects, which will also have access to commercial duct calculations that allow more accurate results for complicated duct designs. At the same time, commercial projects will now benefit from the additional functionalities of Wrightsoft modules, Right‐Radiant PlusTM, Right‐Proposal PlusTM, Right‐LoopTM, Right‐SalesTM and Right‐$TM, which allow for a range of design and sales capabilities previously only available in residential design software.

By combining ASHRAE, ACCA, and HRAI technologies into a single design and estimating product, designers can now apply the most appropriate load, duct, radiant and geothermal design methods to any building. For the first time, RSU allows real‐time switching between the following:

    • Residential load methods – ACCA Manual J both 7th and 8th editions, new ASHRAE Residential Heat Balance Method 1199 and HRAI F280 (Canada).
    • Commercial load methods – ASHRAE Commercial Heat Balance Method, ASHRAE Radiant Time Series (RTS), ACCA Manual N and ASHRAE 24‐hours CLTD.
    • Duct Design Methods – ASHRAE duct method (using ASHRAE duct database), ACCA Manual D and HRAI duct design (Canada).

RSU also uses and introduces to the industry, Wrightsoft’s Layered Materials TechnologyTM (LMT), which will allow designers to make their own custom material values by layering standard material values, therefore enabling easy translation into any of the seven calculation methods instantaneously. The custom materials can be stored in templates and libraries, reducing set up and calculation time.

The AHR 2007 Software Innovation Award is the latest in a long line of industry accolades given to Wrightsoft for its products. Previous awards include the 2006 Dealer Design Gold Award, won for Wrightsoft’s Uponor System Design Software™, the 2005 Dealer Design Silver Award, won for Right‐Sales™, the 2005 AHR Software Innovation Award, won for Right‐Radiant Plus™, the 2004 Dealer Design Gold Award, won for Right‐Proposal Plus™, the 2004 AHR Software Innovation Award, won for Right‐Suite Residential™, and the 2003 Comfortech Software Award, won for Right‐Suite Residential™.

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