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
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.
Net SavingsMore Info
Varies due to campus climate, cost of electricity, age of HVAC
Some ChallengesMore Info
Easy sell to stakeholders due to the reduction on energy bills.
1-2 yearsMore Info
An initial study of baseline energy consumption and quality of HVAC system can take time.
HVAC upgrades decrease the amount of maintenance that was required for older systems.
That's interestingMore Info
Nearly invisible. Building users may comment on improved temp consistency.