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Category: HVAC

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are energy-intensive and contribute nearly one-third of building energy demands. Investing in HVAC upgrades improves system efficiency overall and offers the opportunity to reduce energy use and emissions. This generates savings from reduced operational maintenance and energy bills. Although upgrades can be capital intensive, the resulting energy savings provide high financial returns with little risk.


  • Straightforward solution that can be completed in-house
  • Saves money and cuts emissions
  • Improved temperature control and productivity 
  • Reduces operational maintenance


  • Large initial capital investment
  • Project study takes time away from facility workers
  • Not a very visible solution


  • GHG Impact


    Upgrading multiple buildings at one time can lead to substantial carbon mitigation due to the large energy demand that a building’s HVAC system requires. 

  • Economic Impact

    Net Savings

    Varies due to campus climate, cost of electricity, age of HVAC

  • Feasibility

    Some Challenges

    Easy sell to stakeholders due to the reduction on energy bills. 

  • Timeline

    1-2 years

     An initial study of baseline energy consumption and quality of HVAC system can take time.

  • Maintenance


    HVAC upgrades decrease the amount of maintenance that was required for older systems. 

  • Publicity

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    Nearly invisible. Building users may comment on improved temp consistency.