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Reducing campus emissions and energy bills through software-based HVAC optimization
April 19, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDTFree
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) can contribute to as much as 50% of the energy use of the average building in the US, according to the Department of Energy. This makes HVAC systems a significant portion of the almost $14 billion spent on energy by university and college campuses in the US each year and a major contributor to campus emissions. But the combination of aging equipment and ever-tightening budgets means campus facilities departments are continually having to do more with less, resulting in HVAC system inefficiencies that often only get worse over time.
This is where software-based HVAC optimization comes in. Automated closed-loop control of campus HVAC systems, from chilled water plants to individual building Air Handling Units, can help higher education facilities cut energy costs, reduce carbon emissions, and improve operations in a sustained way. In this webinar, hosted in partnership with Optimum Energy, presenters will introduce participants to the basics of HVAC Optimization, discuss how software-based optimization can help colleges and universities meet their climate action goals, and cover real-world examples from higher education campuses across the country, including University of Texas Austin, Columbia University and others.