Manage Demand: Heating, Cooling and Ventilation

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation (HVAC) is most often the single biggest contributor to energy demand at a facility, particularly where there is a residential component.  Energy consumption of HVAC is intrinsically linked to the thermal performance of a building – so it’s best to get thermal performance right before trying to reduce consumption on heating and cooling.

Efficient Initiatives has considerable experience in HVAC design and optimisation including:

  • Comprehensive modelling of building envelope to identify heat transfer patterns across the year
  • Building Management System (BMS) selection and optimisation
  • Heating system options including but not limited to:
    • Gas heating – including condensing boilers
    • Electric heating including radiant heating
    • Reverse cycle air conditioning/ heat pumps
    • Hydronic and convective systems
    • Heat storage systems
    • Solar boosted heating systems
  • Cooling systems including:
    • Air conditioning (refrigerated air)
    • Evaporative cooling or “Swampies”
    • Cold storage systems
    • Natural ventilation and control systems
  • Ventilation systems
    • Variable speed drives
    • Heat recovery systems