Academic

/Academic

1.5.32 Try to optimize the delivery of print jobs or photocopies

1.5.32 Try to optimize the delivery of print jobs or photocopies Description The measure suggests organizing print jobs or photocopies to print them all together using printers intensively (the action of switching on and off these equipment is when more energy is consumed). Benefits Reduce electricity consumption [...]

2018-01-22T08:50:46+00:00

2.1.27 Installation of false ceiling to reduce internal height

2.1.27 Installation of false ceiling to reduce internal height Description The installation of suspended ceiling reduces the volume which has to be heated or cooled helping to lower heating or cooling bills. A reduction of 0.50 metres of internal room height obtained by the installation of false ceiling allows around 1-2% of [...]

2018-01-22T09:26:20+00:00

2.1.31 Improvement of the percentage of transparent envelope

2.1.31 Improvement of the percentage of transparent envelope Description The measure consists in creating new windows in the external walls to gain more light and/or solar contribution. In temperate/warm climate, the new transparent surfaces should be located, if more natural light is necessary, at north side to avoid direct solar radiation in [...]

2018-01-22T09:28:53+00:00

2.1.32 Substitution of transparent for opaque insulated envelope

2.1.32 Substitution of transparent for opaque insulated envelope Description The measure consists in replacing windows with opaque insulated panels to reduce energy losses and air infiltrations through transparent enclosures. The opaque panels provide shading to the building, reducing solar radiation and avoiding overheating in hot climates. Benefits [...]

2018-01-22T09:36:02+00:00

2.1.36 Installation of revolving doors

2.1.36 Installation of revolving doors Description The measure consists in replacing standard swinging door with revolving doors to reduce the amount of unconditioned air entering the building by a factor of eight. Benefits Reduce the energy required for heating and cooling loads Increase thermal comfort [...]

2018-01-23T09:47:10+00:00

2.1.37 Create entrance vestibule with two doors

2.1.37 Create entrance vestibule with two doors Description The measure consists in replacing single door entrance with two doors entrance vestibule to reduce the amount of unconditioned air entering the building. Benefits Reduce the energy required for heating and cooling loads Increase thermal comfort Offer [...]

2018-01-22T10:11:16+00:00

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) Description PCMs could be used in external walls or in windows glasses to give more thermal inertia to the building. These types of materials are able to accumulate heat and then, after a determined period, release it changing its phase. Benefits [...]

2018-01-23T09:04:55+00:00

2.1.51 Convert courtyards into atriums

2.1.51 Convert courtyards into atriums Description This measure consists in transforming open courtyards in closed atriums through the installation of a glazed roof which could be totally closed or flexible and shaded or not. Benefits It could reduce the energy needed for heating and cooling through shading [...]

2018-01-22T10:52:38+00:00

2.2.4 Installation of a heat recovery system in the ventilation air

2.2.4 Installation of a heat recovery system in the ventilation air Description Heat recovery systems are heat exchangers, in which air from the interior of the building and the air coming from the outside are put in contact. In winter, the cold outside air is preheated before entering the building, thus reducing [...]

2018-01-23T09:40:28+00:00

2.2.5 Installation of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on motors

2.2.5 Installation of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on motors Description VFDs efficiently meet airflow or water flow variation requirements by adjusting the frequency and voltage of the power supplied to an AC motor to enable it to operate over a wide range of rotational speeds. External sensors monitor flow, liquid levels, or [...]

2018-01-23T09:41:03+00:00