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1.2.16 Relocate thermostats to appropriate areas

1.2.16 Relocate thermostats to appropriate areas   Description To operate properly, a thermostat must be located on an interior wall away from direct sunlight, drafts, doorways, skylights, and windows. It should be located where natural room air currents (warm air rising, cool air sinking) occur. Furniture will block natural air movement, so [...]

2018-01-16T11:31:00+00:00

1.2.19 Cleaning heat exchangers of chillers

1.2.19 Cleaning heat exchangers of chillerssent in the building   Description HVAC heat exchangers are critical to resident’s comfort in the building. Regularly scheduled heater exchanger cleanings will maintain clean waterside surfaces and ensure superb operation and efficiency. Benefits Reduce heat losses and air infiltration Decrease [...]

2018-01-16T11:07:56+00:00

1.2.20 Installation of dampers on flue gas ducts

1.2.20 Installation of dampers on flue gas ducts   Description A flue damper is a cast iron plate with a spindle fitted inside the first piece of flue pipe that connects to the cast iron multifuel or woodburning stove. It works as a butterfly valve. The loss of energy due to room air [...]

2018-01-16T11:18:41+00:00

1.2.21 Installation of motion sensors for HVAC systems

1.2.21 Installation of motion sensors for HVAC systems   Description As part of a HVAC energy management system, occupancy sensors enable facility managers to automatically control HVAC operation based on room occupancy. If the room is physically occupied, then the system will allow occupants to control the climate. Once a room is [...]

2018-01-16T11:08:25+00:00

1.2.22 Installation of humidity sensors

1.2.22 Installation of humidity sensors   Description A humidity sensor and fan control detects excess humidity in a room and automatically activates the ventilation fan to reduce excess condensation. The device features an easily adjustable setting for sensor sensitivity, humidity level and automatic time out which can be set to meet the [...]

2018-01-16T11:32:15+00:00

1.3.1 Lower the DHW temperature set-point

1.1.3 Lower the DHW temperature set-point Description Water should not be overheated more than necessary (each 10°C rise in DHW temperature increases the energy consumption by around 15%). To save energy, it is recommended to adjust the thermostat of DHW at 60°C (this temperature should not be reduced to avoid problems of [...]

2018-01-16T11:13:20+00:00

1.3.2 Adding or repairing tank insulation

1.3.2 Adding or repairing tank insulation Description It is recommended to properly insulate DHW storage tanks to limit heat losses. Insulating the hot water tank is an easy and inexpensive way to improve energy efficiency and save money. For an electric water heater, it also might be considered insulating underneath the tank [...]

2018-01-16T11:26:10+00:00