Measuring and verifying both the energy input and the system’s output is essential for data-based optimization, which delivers the biggest savings because varying the energy input of any piece of equipment will vary the total system output.
Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities are energy intensive, and the HVAC system — the chilled water plant, the steam and hot water plant, and air distribution — typically consumes a full 65 percent of the energy used, according to research by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Honeywell launched a new category of software, Enterprise Performance Management for Operations Technology. The company says the software will improve the way a variety of companies collect, analyze, and act on data from their operations.
In 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology received permission from the state of Georgia to enter into a guaranteed $7.7 million energy savings performance contract (GESPC) to tackle any energy and water conservation project it wanted — as long as the project could pay for itself within seven years.
Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) has expanded its suite of optimization solutions for the WebCTRL® building automation system to include a new chilled water system optimizer. The new WebCTRL chilled water system optimizer minimizes the energy use of the entire chilled water system in a commercial building, including AHUs, fan coils, and other chilled water distribution equipment.
Automated Logic Corporation has made enhancements to its flagship product, the WebCTRL® building automation system. The web-based building automation platform now features optimized trend reporting, new visualization tools, mobile support capability, and Open Automated Demand Response (ADR) to further help manage building energy conservation measures, identify key operational problems, and analyze the end results.
Emerson Network Power says its Liebert® HPC-S Chiller is now available around the globe. The company claims the freecooling chiller enables small- to medium-size data centers to achieve breakthrough efficiency by creating an end-to-end chilled water system with integrated controls that can help dramatically lower the facility’s power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating.
Trane has unveiled its EarthWise™ Intelligent Variable Air Systems. The manufacturer claims the system is a key part of a cost-effective, energy-saving building design that can improve HVAC system efficiency by 20% to 30% when compared to a traditional VAV system.
Check out the December 2019 edition of Engineered Systems: Discussion of the "next generation" of building controls, the health impact of indoor particulate matter, evidence-based decision-making in the built environment and much more!