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2.2.16 Replace V-belts with cogged or synchronous belt drives

2.2.16 Replace V-belts with cogged or synchronous belt drives Description Belt drives are a common method of power transmission between a motor and its driven load. The driven load may be any rotating drive shaft for equipment such as fans, conveyors, compressors, or pumps. The conversion of V-belt drives to cogged V-belt [...]

2017-11-15T08:53:15+00:00

2.2.8 Installation of a desiccant dehumidification system

2.2.8 Installation of a desiccant dehumidification system Description Desiccant dehumidification and cooling involves using a material (desiccant) that removes moisture from air and is regenerated using heat. Desiccant systems in HVAC applications are used primarily where simultaneous maintenance of temperature and humidity control is an important benefit to the user. [...]

2017-11-15T08:21:02+00:00

2.1.51 Convert courtyards into atriums

2.1.51 Convert courtyards into atriums Description This measure consists in transforming open courtyards in closed atriums through the installation of a glazed roof which could be totally closed or flexible and shaded or not. Benefits It could reduce the energy needed for heating and cooling through shading [...]

2017-11-08T11:07:24+00:00

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) Description PCMs could be used in external walls or in windows glasses to give more thermal inertia to the building. These types of materials are able to accumulate heat and then, after a determined period, release it changing its phase. Benefits Reduce peak loads in [...]

2017-11-08T10:59:29+00:00

2.1.36 Installation of revolving doors

2.1.36 Installation of revolving doors Description The measure consists in replacing standard swinging door with revolving doors to reduce the amount of unconditioned air entering the building by a factor of eight. Benefits Reduce the energy required for heating and cooling loads Increase thermal comfort [...]

2017-11-08T08:21:29+00:00

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) Description PCMs could be used in external walls or in windows glasses to give more thermal inertia to the building. These types of materials are able to accumulate heat and then, after a determined period, release it changing its phase. Benefits Reduce peak loads in [...]

2017-11-03T11:33:19+00:00

2.1.32 Substitution of transparent for opaque insulated envelope

2.1.32 Substitution of transparent for opaque insulated envelope Description The measure consists in replacing windows with opaque insulated panels to reduce energy losses and air infiltrations through transparent enclosures. The opaque panels provide shading to the building, reducing solar radiation and avoiding overheating in hot climates. Benefits [...]

2017-11-03T11:23:08+00:00

2.1.37 Create entrance vestibule with two doors

2.1.37 Create entrance vestibule with two doors Description The measure consists in replacing single door entrance with two doors entrance vestibule to reduce the amount of unconditioned air entering the building. Benefits Reduce the energy required for heating and cooling loads Increase thermal comfort Offer a better control over the entrance [...]

2017-11-02T09:01:21+00:00