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ECM Technologies Named a 2023 Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Award Finalist

March 31, 2023

ECM Technologies has been recognized by the distinguished sustainability awards program for its HVAC treatment, ThermaClear, and partnership with the City of Phoenix 


ECM Technologies, the leader in HVAC efficiency and energy conservation, announced today it has been named a finalist in the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence awards for its signature product, ThermaClear™, an advanced nanotechnology HVAC treatment that helps decarbonize commercial buildings to accelerate a more sustainable future. The Environmental Excellence awards program, presented by SRP, is Arizona’s most prestigious recognition related to statewide projects that impact quality of life and sustainability. 


ECM Technologies’ ThermaClear treatment was selected from nearly 65 nominations as a leading innovation by a judging panel made up of leaders and experts in the community. Specially designed to help commercial facilities reduce their carbon emissions and energy consumption, by up to 20% annually, ThermaClear also lowers the amount of power required to run HVAC equipment which translates to less maintenance issues and extended equipment life. 


The City of Phoenix Public Works department has implemented ThermaClear for up to 12 million square feet of conditioned space after running numerous, highly successful, long-term pilot programs over the past four years in the Valley. With a 10% average energy reduction after ThermaClear™ treatment, the City of Phoenix will save more than 9,000,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. This equates to energy cost savings of over $1 million per year. 


“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence awards,” said Michael Daly, PE, chief technology officer of ECM Technologies. “Our team has spent years conducting extensive pilot programs and case studies across the country, the latest being our partnership with the City of Phoenix, to prove the effectiveness of ThermaClear and its ability to help companies become more sustainable. Being named a finalist for this prestigious award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the City of Phoenix and our team.” 


Award recipients will be announced at the Environmental Excellence awards gala at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa on Saturday, April 29. More than 500 esteemed people throughout the state attend the event each year. The gala is open to the public, but tickets must be purchased. Those interested in attending should visit 


For more information on ECM Technologies, and to view project case studies, visit 


About ECM Technologies 

ECM Technologies was founded in 2018 and is based in Phoenix. The company’s signature product ThermaClear™ dramatically extends the life and efficiency of HVAC systems with one treatment for the entire lifespan of the equipment, resulting in dramatic carbon footprint reduction and substantial HVAC operational savings, up to 20% annually. ECM Technologies is comprised of a team of highly accomplished experts in the operation of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The focus is on improving mechanical and electrical efficiencies utilizing the latest, cutting-edge scientific and engineering advancements. The team consists of scientists, engineers, innovators, and management executives, each with multi-decades of expertise in their respective fields. Learn more at 


About Arizona Forward 

Arizona Forward is the state’s leading sustainability not-for-profit organization that has successfully worked on major environmental initiatives for Arizona since 1969. The organization leverages its collective power by forming solid partnerships with Arizona business leaders, local and state officials, state education leaders and policymakers to drive how the state can best grow its communities, stimulate the economy and enhance the environment. Arizona Forward has a prominent membership of nearly 200 public and private sector organizations that serve on issue committees and participate in events throughout the year.