Building Envelope News

Demand Based Energy Conservation

for Building Chilled Water Systems

Category: Energy Efficiency
Original date published: 2010-03-25

Building mechanical systems are commonly the unseen and sometimes ignored components of each and every building structure, but provide the basic indoor conditions that enable human occupancy, and are the major building energy consumers.

In the current environment of high energy prices, rising atmospheric air pollution rates and the increased concern for global warming, energy conservation has become a top priority issue for building owners, property and facility managers. Most conventional mechanical systems that heat or cool buildings, pumps that circulate fluids or fans that ventilate air, are powered by non-renewable and expensive energy sources such as utility generated electric power, natural gas or heating oil. The use of any one of these energy sources can potentially contribute to high energy costs, air pollution or global warming.


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