One of the most important things to consider when it comes to saving money in the operation of your building is your commercial HVAC efficiency and reliability. As you may know, your commercial HVAC system is a cost centre and an ongoing source of increasing operational costs and challenges in relation to your budget, effectiveness and other needs that may be specific to your building.
On top of all that you need to consider the sustainability of your building, the uptime of your HVAC system and infrastructure and any other factors that might impact the value of your building.
The Cost: Commercial HVAC Efficiency
Almost 40% of all the energy used in commercial buildings comes from the HVAC system. A high performance system can save anywhere between 10% and 40% when it comes to energy, emissions and other costs. When you take the entire design of the building and HVAC system those savings can even go up to 70% in some cases. Improved comfort and thermal control are essential to indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and a positive
tenant experience. This means an increased control over humidity, which addresses excessive humid air and moisture accumulation in building materials, which in turn can lead to respiratory diseases and infections like asthma.
Addressing some of these HVAC challenges in commercial applications start with technology like innovative, zone-based Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) cooling and similar heating systems. Two-pipe VRF systems have been shown to speed installations as well as reduce piping and space requirements for HVAC systems, while delivering effective operations for commercial building cooling and heating. The systems allow independent control of conditions within each zone of multi-tenant or single-tenant spaces, boosting client happiness while minimizing costs to building owners.