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1.2.4 Adding or repairing HVAC distribution system insulation

1.2.4 Adding or repairing HVAC distribution system insulation

Description

A correct thermal insulation of HVAC distribution ducts and pipes (including corners) reduces energy losses in distribution and improves the performance of the systems since the equipment works with fluids at temperatures close to the design temperature.

Benefits

  • The energy savings potential is medium, but it depends on the actual condition of the installation. A reduction of up to 70% of energy losses with respect to non-isolated distribution systems is obtained

Limitations

  • Just applicable for buildings with centralized HVAC system

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low, but it depends on each installation, it can be very simple and cheap (e.g. the average price of an insulating aluminum adhesive tape is 0.6€/meter).

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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