ECM Technologies receives IFMA 2023 Facility Management Innovation Award

ECM Technologies

Phoenix-based ECM Technologies has been awarded the 2023 IFMA Facility Management Innovation Award for their ThermaClear HVAC technology, which improves efficiency and sustainability while reducing costs.

Phoenix-based ECM Technologies, a leading innovator in HVAC efficiency and energy conservation solutions’ ThermaClear® HVAC anti-thermal degradation technology was named the winner of the 2023 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Awards of Excellence, Facility Management Innovation Award. ECM Technologies’ Chief Revenue Officer, David Fenton, attended IFMA’s World Workplace Conference in Denver, Colo. on Sept. 29, to accept the award.  

Fenton expressed his enthusiasm for this significant recognition, stating, “Receiving the IFMA Facility Management Innovation Award is a testament to our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that address critical challenges in facility management. ThermaClear represents a paradigm shift in HVAC system efficiency and sustainability, and we are proud to see it acknowledged by industry experts. This accolade reinforces our dedication to helping commercial facilities achieve their sustainability goals while realizing substantial cost savings.” 

ECM Technologies’ industry-changing innovation addresses the pervasive issue of oil fouling that affects the majority of HVAC equipment, leading to reduced efficiency, increased energy consumption and premature equipment deterioration. ThermaClear eliminates oil obstructions, super-lubricates compressors and forms a permanent protective barrier to prevent future buildup and thermal degradation. With only one treatment required for the entire lifespan of the HVAC system and the potential to reduce operational savings by up to 20%, enhance indoor air quality and prolong the lifespan of HVAC equipment, ThermaClear stands as a key contributor to sustainable building practices and substantial operational cost savings. 

The esteemed IFMA Awards of Excellence judges commended the groundbreaking technology, stating, “ThermaClear represents a significant leap in HVAC technology. By addressing oil fouling issues in HVAC units, it enables equipment to last longer, while also easing the burden on local utilities.” 

ECM Technologies has successfully treated over 25,000 tons of HVAC equipment, benefiting more than 10.5 million square feet of conditioned building space till date. Notable facilities, including Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona State University, Transwestern Miami Tower, Phoenix Art Museum and JP Morgan Chase have all experienced the transformative impact of this technology. ThermaClear has also been used in all makes and models of major HVAC equipment, ranging from one-ton mini-splits to 2,000-ton water-cooled chillers, with average payback periods spanning from 12 to 36 months. 



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