HVAC Energy Articles

  • Top 3 Ways to Reduce HVAC Energy Consumption!

    Everybody wants to reduce or minimize the energy cost of operating their heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This includes Commercial Building Owners, Facility Managers and Homeowners. HVAC system energy costs typically represent 40% of total commercial building operating cost and 48% of total residential building operating cost. You can see that HVAC system energy ...


    By Vac Systems

  • Energy-Smart, High-Performance Solutions - Thermo Bond Buildings

    For nearly a decade now, there has been a strong emphasis on renewable energy and environmental stewardship.  Wind towers and solar panels are popping up everywhere, and businesses have made energy conservation a priority. Companies have found that saving energy means a stronger bottom line, and that spending a little more in the short-term provides long-term benefits. Responding to that ...


    By Thermo Bond Buildings, LLC

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Why Chiller Efficiency and Maintenance are Key Facility Investments

    Typically, a chiller is the single largest consumer of power and most expensive piece of equipment in a building, so it’s logical to allocate time and budget towards energy efficiency and equipment maintenance. Without routine chiller maintenance, energy usage can double in just a ...

  • Zoo-technical application of Ground Source Heat Pumps: a pilot case study

    Ground Source Heat Pumps are energy-efficient HVAC systems usually adopted in residential and commercial buildings. However the control of the thermal environment is required not only in spaces occupied by people, but also in intensive breeding farms, in order to maintain healthy conditions and to increase productivity. In the Italian livestock breedings, heating is usually provided by means of ...


    By Tethys srl

  • Case study - SiteSage pays for itself in 9 months at not your average Joe`s

    Boston area-based Not Your Average Joe’s (NYAJ), a fast growth, casual American style restaurant chain, had a lot of reasons to trim utility costs, but little available time or data to do so. Their high energy costs were driven by a multitude of energy intensive equipment. A review of monthly bills provided no clear plan of attack for reducing costs. Of special concern was one location, ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Energy, exergy, thermoeconomic and sustainability analyses of a building heating system with a combi–boiler

    The energy, exergy, thermoeconomic and sustainability analyses are applied to the building heating system with a natural gas–fired combi–boiler. The building area is considered as 90 m². Furthermore, the design and analysis of the natural gas installation of the building are done. Two different methodologies (Fine–HVAC and LowEx analyses) are used for energy analyses (heat loss and demand) of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermal destratification in buildings: The missing piece to the HVAC puzzle

    1. What is Thermal Destratification in buildings? Over recent years there have been many products available to reduce energy in buildings such as LED lighting, efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, sub metering, variable speed drive units and improved building fabrics etc. The use of any or all of these options will reduce the carbon footprint of a building ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • Lean and energy management

    Lean manufacturing principles have been practiced in the US for decades and for most manufacturing companies, energy management programs are consistent with Lean initiatives.  In fact, many energy efficiency improvements can result from lean manufacturing programs without actually focusing on energy savings. Examples include: Process improvement projects can deliver a more consistent ...


    By RTS Consulting Inc.

  • How do utilities save energy? - With `UVC for HVAC`!

    A big challenge facing service technicians is how to help building owners reduce energy consumption to combat outages and spiraling power costs. A multi- patented, HVAC-style UVC technology from Steril-Aire, Inc. offers a proven solution while simultaneously addressing another "hot" maintenance topic: how to destroy one of the largest, most prevalent sources of mold. Two major utilities offer ...


    By E-CO

  • UVC lights keep hospital cool, efficient - Rio Grande regional hospital projects annual energy savings of $500,000

    The rapidly rising cost of air conditioning energy is a problem for hospitals everywhere, and McAllen, Texas, is no exception. In a town where over 90˚F days are common yearround, and the mercury can top the 100˚ mark even in winter, the seasons might be described as “hot and hotter.” But at McAllen’s Rio Grande Regional Hospital, administrators are staying cool with ...


    By E-CO

  • Types of energy audits

    This is the second in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and manufacturing processes. We at Mid-Atlantic are dedicated to assisting our clients to address impending utility rate cap terminations that are projected to significantly ...

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