Innovations in HVAC Design (Print Version)

Increasing energy costs, pressure on energy resources, tightening energy efficiency regulations, and demand for high-performance buildings are driving the market for higher efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for commercial buildings. HVAC systems are the main energy consumers in commercial buildings, accounting for approximately 44% of all commercial buildings’ energy consumption. Improved component technologies, advanced control methods, and networked-based tools are leading to a paradigm shift in the way commercial HVAC systems are designed, operated, and managed. This article will take a look at the different innovations and solutions available today.