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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

1.2.15 Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning when possible

1.2.15 Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning when possible Description Fans can make feel 3 to 8 degrees cooler, allowing dialling the AC to a higher temperature with no reduction in comfort. In temperate climates, or during moderately hot weather, ceiling fans may allow to avoid using the air conditioner altogether. [...]

2018-01-23T08:31:18+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

1.2.19 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 [...]

2018-01-23T08:35:25+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

1.2.22 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 [...]

2018-01-23T08:37:11+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

1.6.6 Optimization of the conditions of the electric bill

1.6.6 Optimization of the conditions of the electric bill Description Perform continuous monitoring of electrical bills and their suitability for consumption and market conditions. Although it does not save energy, it is very important from the economic point of view. Benefits Less expensive electricity rates Proper [...]

2018-01-22T09:00:28+00:00

1.6.7 Create reminders and promotional materials to raise awareness

1.6.7 Create reminders and promotional materials to raise awareness Description Successful marketing campaigns are vital to raise awareness. Gentle reminders in the form of emails will reinforce the request to comply with energy efficiency practices, as well as weekly or monthly newsletters that offer advice and reward for participation. [...]

2018-01-22T09:01:00+00:00