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1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostat

1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostate   Description A programmable thermostat offers pre-programmed settings to regulate the building's temperature. Programmable thermostats can store multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that can be manually overridden without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. [...]

2018-01-23T08:24:12+00:00

1.2.14 Purge radiators at the beginning of the heating season

1.2.14 Purge radiators at the beginning of the heating season Description One of the most common causes of poor performance of a hot water radiator is air trapped in the system. Over time, the repeated heating and then cooling back down of the water in the system causes air to be released [...]

2018-01-23T08:44:08+00:00

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 [...]

2018-01-23T08:33:12+00:00

1.2.17 Avoid using personal heaters in air-conditioned spaces

1.2.17 Avoid using personal heaters in air-conditioned spaces Description Generally, these types of heaters are inefficient, ineffective, and in some cases, unsafe. If occupants are in an air conditioned space (or one that is centrally heated) and find conditions a little chilly, they should not resort to personal heaters. The air-conditioning system [...]

2018-01-23T08:34:01+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 [...]

2018-01-23T08:36:02+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 [...]

2018-01-23T08:36:42+00:00

1.2.24 Installation of thermostatic radiator valves

1.2.24 Installation of thermostatic radiator valves Description These elements open and close automatically the flow of hot water in radiators and fancoils, depending on the temperature selected by the user. To install thermostatic valves, the heating circuit should be leaked out and the shut-off valve should be replaced by a thermostatic valve. [...]

2018-01-23T08:38:15+00:00

1.2.25 Installation of a radiator booster

1.2.25 Installation of a radiator booster Description A radiator booster is a white telescopic tube that sits on top of a radiator. A small thermostatic fan draws the heat trapped behind the radiator and distributes it more evenly around the room, which could help to reduce the thermostat setting. [...]

2018-01-23T08:38:49+00:00

1.6.4 Sensitizing of occupants through workshops

1.6.4 Sensitizing of occupants through workshops Description Information, education and awareness of the occupants of the building will be a tool of vital importance to ensure the operability of any energy management improvement plan of the building. Benefits The savings potential is between 10-20% [...]

2018-01-22T08:59:24+00:00

1.6.5 Wear adequate clothing

1.6.5 Wear adequate clothing Description Building occupants can contribute to their own comfort by wearing seasonally appropriate clothing. Benefits Energy saving (6-20%) Improving comfort Limitations Occupant acceptance Economic assessment No cost. References [...]

2018-01-22T08:59:48+00:00