HVAC represents 60%+ of a building’s energy use, so this area of building management is one of the best ways to target reducing energy use and carbon emissions. And since upgrading this type of equipment could be a 20-year investment, it’s important to take strong steps toward a successful, long-term outcome, especially in the face of a world that is increasingly penalizing businesses for maintaining outdated, inefficient equipment.
This efficiency solutions project helps to meet Price Chopper/Market 32’s sustainability goals while decreasing costs by over $2 million annually with 75% of the project cost covered by Eversource Connecticut utility incentives.
Like many supermarkets, Price Chopper/Market 32’s outdated systems and long run-hours left them with high utility bills and old equipment. The supermarket chain chose three efficiency measures as part of this project, including LED lighting, fan motors and demand ventilation control in different parts of each store.
Hospitals demand high energy use from HVAC systems, operating rooms in particular. The ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE codes that govern operating room design have strict requirements for temperature, humidity, ventilation air changes and pressurization that result in high energy use.
Insights | 3 Steps for a Successful Boiler Replacement ProjectCommercial and industrial boilers are not replaced often (once every 15-50 years, depending on the size of the boiler). Because most facility managers responsible for HVAC systems don’t tackle this project regularly, they usually engage third-party engineers to help facilitate the process. This happened for one […]