We don’t usually cover specific products here but industrial design and product ergonomics is on our radar screen and this new item has caught our attention.
I’ve had some time to look at the SDPM appliance for integrating and controlling multiple energy sources for hybrid HVAC systems.
Here's the thing, for a long time I’ve been a big fan of the appliance principle and specifically for systems which incorporate hydronics as the integrating medium.
The SDPM line developed by Bill Shady, P.E., and his team enables the merging of renewable and non renewable systems into a form that facilitates function by overcoming the complex challenges of custom on site fabricated systems.
With this product line, Bill has applied his engineering skills with his passion for conservation in demonstrating that even the most complex energy management system can be standardized by simple recognized shapes.
Short strokes: it looks like an appliance, has the same parts as an appliance and its very coolness is elevated by how effectively it conserves time and energy in the world of engineering, contracting and sustainability.
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Read more about our thoughts on this concept of Designing For People, Familiarity, and Simplicity read: Tower of Babble - Confused over comfort