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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 vacant, the system will automatically set back the HVAC equipment to reduce energy consumption and equipment wear.

Benefits

  • No energy is spent to climate control an empty room

  • Easy-to-implement

Limitations

  • Integrating motion sensors is still somewhat limited in terms of dynamic in the field solutions

  • Primarily used in commercial buildings

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low.

References and best practices

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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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