With commercial buildings spending as much as $80 billion annually on heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) costs, the industry is looking to new technologies to pave the way for a future that is friendlier to the bottom line.
With summer's hot and humid temperatures just around the corner, now is the time for commercial buildings to make preparations to beat the summer heat.
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ArcBest, a multibillion-dollar logistics company in Fort Smith, AR, recently outgrew its headquarters. Designed for an occupancy level of 850 people, the headquarters has grown to 1,085 people plus visitors. Ten percent of the people work nights, requiring 24/7 conditioning of air.
Traditionally, indoor air in commercial buildings is replaced with outside air every one to two hours to prevent high concentrations of indoor air pollutants. While the process helps limit these pollutants, the high volume of outdoor air must be cooled to maintain comfortable temperatures and humidity inside the building during the summer months.
Approaching heat and humidity of summer signals the time for commercial building contractors and managers to make preparations to beat the heat. And with that comes energy savings, with the right approach.
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Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) costs account for 44 percent of energy consumption in all U.S. commercial buildings and a whopping 53 percent in U.S. office buildings, according to the 2012 U.S. EIA Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) - and with warmer temperatures on the horizon, greater energy consumption is required to cool the outside air coming into a building, resulting in higher costs.
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Commercial Buildings Need to Prepare Now to Beat the Summer Heat
HVAC technologies that enable reduced energy costs and higher occupant satisfaction during summer’s peak demand days
Originally designed to support an occupancy level of 850 people, the Arcbest corporate headquarters has frown to now have 1,085 people plus visitors. Ten percent of the people work at night, requiring 24/7 air conditioning. The increase in occupancy drove a need to introduce more outside air to maintain air quality. All of this outside air had to be conditioned, increasing electrical energy costs.
enVerid Systems, Inc., HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) technology captures and removes contaminants, like carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and VOCs, from indoor air while intelligently managing the flow of outside air into a building. It reduces the required HVAC capacity and size and extends the lifetime of HVAC equipment. The technology provides an average of 20 to 40 percent annual energy cost savings and enables a 60 to 80 percent reduction in outside air intake required for ventilation. It is compliant with ASHRAE Standard 62.1 and eligible for LEED credits and utility rebates.
enVerid Systems, Inc., has announced that its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Israel Morejon has been selected as a National Academy of Inventor (NAI) Fellow. Mr. Morejon was inducted as part of a 175-member Fellow class during the NAI's annual conference as John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston.