Air Systems Energy Reduction, How to reduce building air systems energy use

Air systems energy reduction speaks to how to reduce building air system energy use. These are suggestedmethods to achieve facilities energy conservation, without decreasing the level of comfort in the building.

Air Systems Specifics

  • Dual duct constant volume conversion to dual duct variable air volume operation.
  • Dual duct constant volume conversion to cooling only variable air volume operation.
  • Constant volume reheat conversion to variable air volume with reheat operation.
  • Constant volume reheat conversion to to variable air volume operation.
  • Multizone system conversion to variable air volume operation.
  • Unoccupied zone isolation.
  • Minimum outside air volume reduction.
  • Exhaust air volume reduction.
  • Exhaust air heat recovery.
  • Air system fan volume reduction.
  • Night setback operation during winter months. Air Systems General
  • Review hours of operation. Schedule OFF when possible.
  • Review operating temperatures. Adjust operating temperatures to just what is required, for both heating and cooling requirements.
  • Consider a building automation system to maximize occupied, unoccupied schedules.
  • Review air and water flow rates. Can they be reduced to reduce electrical and fuel costs?
  • Review the existing systems operations logic. If there is a BAS is it being efficiently utilized?
  • Are air system filters being changed often enough or maybe too often?
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