hvac energy management Articles

  • Minimizing Refrigerant Emissions in HVAC Systems

    Managing the operation and maintenance of a facility's air conditioning equipment has always been a major responsibility, as chillers often represent the single largest electrical load in a facility. Since the annual cost of operating chillers is a major ...


    By IHS

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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.

  • Without Small Data, Big Data and Cloud-Based Software are Useless to HVAC Maintenance

    Yes, the facility management industry has entered the age of ‘big data’ where extremely large data sets are being collected and analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, primarily between HVAC equipment and energy optimization. However, “Big Data” may be the most worn out catchphrase ever. When you think “big” you think Wall Street, the ...

  • The future of energy management through the eyes of Siemens

    "In a 'software world' or a world where the power grid has started to become a large part of the 'internet of things', one cannot succed without leveraging partners." Exclusive Interview with Dr Jan Mrosik, CEO, Smart Grid Division at Siemens, Germany. We are proud to welcome Siemens as exclusive Diamond Sponsor for European Utility Week ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Gas Monitoring for Ventilation Control and Energy Management

    The growing demand for underground and enclosed parking and maintenance garages (resulting from limitations on land availability) has increased the awareness and need for proper ventilation and control systems. In addition, increased health and safety programs have only added to the concerns of toxic and combustible gases in confined or enclosed spaces. Historically, ventilation and make-up air ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Reduce carbon and energy cost with Building Energy Management Systems

    Building Energy Management Systems can achieve the cost and carbon saving benefits businesses are seeking. One of the most efficient methods of reducing energy consumption is a Building Energy Management System (BEMS), yet many organisations overlook BEMS  in their energy efficiency plans because of ...


    By ENER-G

  • Case study - Arby`s energy management and food safety

    Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: ≈900 company-owned restaurants Scope: HVAC control & management, food safety monitoring Time to deploy: Five months Results: 7.6% aggregate energy savings reported by Arby’s In 2012 Arby’s, a leading global quick-service restaurant company, decided to deploy remotely controlled thermostats across its ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Frequently Asked Questions

    The Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) sector is growing as organisations realise that BEMS are one of the most effective solutions for optimising efficiency in a building - providing the quick win that organisations are seeking. Energy managers and building owners might have ...


    By ENER-G

  • Building Energy Management System - Ford of Europe Daventry - case study

    Use ENER-G's intelligent building controls and take advantage of: Average financial savings of 43% No capital investment 30% reduction in C02 emissions ENER-G's innovative Building Energy Management System (BEMS) offers seamless integration with your buildings' heating, lighting and ventilation. Our high technology solution can reduce your energy consumption and ...


    By ENER-G

  • Hot sectors for energy efficiency

    It’s clear that the energy efficiency industry is undergoing an unprecedented boom, spurred by state and federal support and movement toward a smarter grid. But for those in the industry, where exactly can the new business – and the jobs – be found?Two new reports by Colorado-based Pike Research shed some light.After years of focusing on bringing efficiency to manufacturing, policymakers are ...

  • Case study : Supply Management + Demand Management = Lower Costs

    Background Serving just shy of 8,000 students, John A. Logan College (JALC) might not be the largest school in the Illinois Community College System, but it certainly stands out as one of its leaders in energy management, going toe-to-toe with much bigger colleges and universities with larger budgets to spend on energy efficiency programs. "When we started getting serious about energy ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Evaporative cooling cuts energy costs

    Commercial contractors utilize alternative technology in today’s buildings It is estimated that HVAC systems account for approximately 40 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings, which is why many building owners and managers are looking for ways to cut these costs. One way to do that may be to utilize evaporative cooling systems, which can be relatively inexpensive to ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Case study - Bank energy costs

    There are many pleasures of living and working in the Cayman Islands. However, paying utility bills for your business on Cayman isn’t one of them. The island territory has particularly high energy costs because Cayman has few domestic energy resources. Most electricity on Cayman is produced from imported diesel fuel, which is very expensive. As a result, businesses on Grand Cayman pay ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Energy Efficiency prospects: What to watch

    Events unfolding in two US Northeast states – New York and Massachusetts – signal increased business opportunity for energy efficiency companies, green architects, lighting contractors, smart grid innovators and others in the business of saving energy. First, the energy efficiency world should keep an eye on debate over the possible shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in ...

  • Case study - net zero energy & LEED

    Anna Maria Historic Green Village (HGV) is a unique, sustainable commercial development in Anna Maria, Florida.  The village is comprised of five buildings.  Four of the five are renovated historic buildings and one is new construction.  The campus is a mix of retail spaces, office and residential units.  One of the HGV developer’s goals is for the entire campus to ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Controlling Energy Costs - How an energy assessment can help you get started

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program states that “commercial buildings share a large and growing appetite for energy. They account for 18 percent of total U.S. energy consumption. In a typical office building, energy use accounts for 30 percent of operating costs, the largest single category of controllable costs.” Let’s look at some typical concerns describing the ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Direct incentives for smart energy and sustainability projects

    Implementing actions to be more sustainable or to “go green” are shown to be economically beneficial in a number of ways (see my article on the 9 Purely Business Reasons to Go Green). One thing that holds back many companies from these programs, however, is the upfront costs. Although a smart sustainability program will make back that initial investment and more over time, some ...


  • How to better manage refrigerant gases in order to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs)

    Carbon emissions reporting requires detailed monitoring record keeping of emission sources. Reducing a company's CO2 emissions has an impact on climate change. Carbon reporting needs to be approached in a structured organized way. Doing so in this way is known as carbon management. Carbon (CO2) Emissions Reporting: It's the law. In many countries, carbon emissions are required by law to be ...


    By Verisae

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