How Do HVAC Controls Save Energy?
Building automation control systems offer a variety of fundamental energy saving resources. The strategies built into these automation systems can often justify the cost of a new or upgraded HVAC control system.
One essential function implements "Stop-Start Optimization". This approach coordinates indoor and outdoor temperature with building occupancy schedules. By evaluating these factors, the controls vary the starting and stopping time of the HVAC equipment, effectively reducing energy consumption.
Another significant benefit of an HVAC control system is its ability to automatically change the set points in response to the indoor and outdoor environment. When the conditions are suitable, outdoor air can be transferred into a building without being heated or cooled.
Automation controls also enhance the functions of chillers, boilers, cooling towers and pumps, altering equipment operation on the base of load.
Load shedding adjusts the operation of air conditioning equipment to reduce energy use. This may be done when a facility is at risk of setting a new demand peak load, or it might originate as a response from a utility indicator.
Energy Conservation Improves Your Bottom Line
All in all, a performance-based building automation controls system not only reduces energy consumption but also reduces operational costs.
Reduces energy costs
Provides tenant comfort
Improves tenant productivity and retention
Provides valuable operational information
Increases life of mechanical equipment