Quick ways to improve HVAC system efficiency?

Seeking advice from fellow facility managers: What are some effective strategies for improving HVAC system efficiency in commercial buildings? Specifically, I’m interested in learning about optimization techniques, retrofitting options, and innovative technologies that can help reduce energy consumption, enhance occupant comfort, and lower operational costs. Additionally, how do you prioritize HVAC system upgrades and maintenance tasks to ensure optimal performance and longevity? Any practical tips or case studies shared would be invaluable as we strive to maximize efficiency in our facility’s HVAC operations

Hi gilid97328,
In relation optimization techniques, your BMS can execute many strategies from a software level that do not require large scale HVAC equipment upgrades. Some include:

  • Optimum Start/ Stop
  • Chilled Water Supply Temperature Reset
  • AHU Supply air pressure reset strategy
  • Setpoint setback mode
    Just to name a few.
    I am not an FM (BMS Account Manager) but ideally you should be able to work with your contractors
    around your available budget as to what can be achieved. Another avenue for information are the CIM engineers as they are trained in this area and are an unbiased third party opinion.
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