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Archive for the ‘Energy Services’ Category

The Stack Effect

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Have you ever walked into the lobby of a high rise during the winter to find it surprisingly cold? That’s the stack effect in play. When the air inside a building is warmer and less dense than the outdoor air, the warmer air rises to the top of the building. The top floors become positively pressurized while the bottom floors become negatively pressurized, allowing cold unconditioned air to freely flow into building lobbies.

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Supply Air Temperature Reset Strategy

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One of the most effective strategies to employ in any energy savings program is to provide only the necessary amount of cooling or heating to each space (or zone). One strategy that allows a building operator to “tailor” the capacity to the zone needs is to utilize a supply air temperature reset strategy.

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bdoc Validate: Energy Reporting Made Easy!

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Energy management can be complex, especially when managing energy cost, consumption and carbon footprint across property portfolios. McKenney’s bdoc® Validate™ makes it simple by turning countless numbers into true building intelligence.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Energy Services

Waterside Economizer System

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Extremely well-suited for cooler climates, a waterside economizer system is a great way to capitalize on natural cooling to reduce or offset your energy consumption during cooler months.

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Static Pressure Reset Strategy

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Mimicking the changing temperatures outside, a facility’s HVAC system needs vary throughout the year, which could mean wasted energy if the system does not adjust. Variable air volume HVAC systems are one way to combat energy loss, but if you’re not employing a static pressure reset strategy, you may be missing a big opportunity to reduce energy levels even more.

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Tags: Energy Services