Optimising heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contribute significantly to business energy use and operating costs. HVAC optimisation focuses on the best use of existing systems, rather than large-scale equipment upgrades and replacements.

Optimisation can be done by:

  • changing algorithms
  • altering control schedules and set points
  • carrying out minor mechanical repairs and alterations.

HVAC optimisation will reduce your energy bills

By taking action you could save up to 50 per cent of total HVAC energy use, or up to 80 per cent of energy use in individual HVAC components. In many instances, optimisation can provide immediate reductions in energy usage and costs. 

Other benefits can include:

  • enhanced occupant comfort
  • improved reliability of systems
  • reduced maintenance costs
  • improved building performance, as recognised in rating schemes such as National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) and Green Star.

See our fact sheet for a simple summary of the technology:

Get the optimisation guide for commercial HVAC

We have developed a guide to help you. It outlines 20 HVAC optimisation strategies and how they can be applied to the majority of  commercial systems in older and modern buildings.

We offer energy efficiency training

We also offer training courses on making your HVAC systems more energy-efficient. When you attend a course you will receive post-training support to help you implement HVAC optimisation at your site.

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Page last updated: 12 October 2016