Commercial HVAC Systems
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems represent the largest energy expense in many commercial buildings. However, this also means that energy efficiency measures for HVAC systems can achieve major savings. There are several strategies that can be used to reduce HVAC costs in buildings:
- Upgrading to newer and more efficient HVAC equipment.
- Installing energy-saving devices such as airside economizers and energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems.
- Using IoT systems and other automatic controls to optimize heating, cooling and ventilation according to building needs. Demand-controlled ventilation or DCV is a common control strategy, where airflow is adjusted based on occupancy. With reduced airflow, the building also needs less heating or cooling (depending on the season).
- Improving the building envelope insulation and sealing air leaks. This conserves heat during winter and cooling input during summer, saving on HVAC all year long.
- Recommissioning existing HVAC systems, ensuring they operate as intended in design documents. During a building inspection, energy consultants can often find savings opportunities that require little or no investment.
Commercial HVAC Contractors and Consulting
Our partner, ProStar Energy Solutions, can conduct a professional assessment of your HVAC, identifying the energy efficiency measures with the highest potential savings. There are many types of HVAC equipment and system configurations available, and they must be specified based on the needs of each building. When your HVAC system is a poor match for your building, performance issues are common and energy bills tend to increase. ProStar Energy Solutions can specify a suitable HVAC configuration for your building, along with energy efficiency measures to reduce operating costs.
Contact us to discuss your HVAC project.