Improving the Efficiency of Small to Mid-Sized Buildings

Improving the Efficiency of Small to Mid-Sized Buildings

With buildings accounting for nearly 40 percent of CO2 emissions and an aging electrical grid, there is renewed focus on improving the efficiency of smaller facilities.

Over the past few decades, great technological advances have been made in HVAC equipment and system design. These advances, such as variable airflow, unitary direct digital controls (DDC), and building energy-management systems, have greatly increased efficiency and comfort while reducing energy and operating costs. Today’s high-performance buildings utilize the latest energy-management strategies for lower utility costs, demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) for improved indoor-air quali

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