Get Your Ducts in a Row to Unlock Hidden Energy Savings Potential
November 25, 2013
Is there money hidden in your building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system? One often overlooked cost savings opportunity may be lurking in your ducts if your building uses a traditional Variable Air Volume (VAV) system.
A VAV system is a type of HVAC system that varies the airflow delivered in order to maintain the desired temperature in each zone. Traditional VAV systems tend to deliver air down the duct at a constant temperature and a constant pressure.
While building operators must ensure temperatures remain comfortable for building occupants, they also need to consider the amount of energy the HVAC system is using.
Here at Trane, we’ve gone back to the drawing board to design a VAV system that can dynamically optimize both temperature and pressure setpoints, which significantly reduces energy use. With new design strategies and optimized controls, a Trane EarthWise Intelligent Variable Air System can deliver 20 to 30 percent more efficiency than a traditional VAV system.
The Intelligent Variable Air System can precisely monitor and quickly react to changing conditions to keep building occupants comfortable. Built-in, easy-to-understand dashboards, give building operators essential information about efficiency and temperature, helping them identify and resolve potential problems before building occupants are affected. For even more peace of mind, Trane Intelligent Services can provide 24/7 remote monitoring, as well as continuous system analysis to help maintain the highest level of performance.
The system is optimized for mobile and offsite use. The Tracer™ BAS Op
Finally, we know that everyone wants to save energy – even those long past the design phase. Upgrading an existing system to a Trane Intelligent Variable Air System can be a fast, trouble-free process. Wireless technology, retrofit dampers and pre-packaged controls reduce installation cost, time and inconvenience to building occupants.
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