Did you know that you can make your building more energy efficient by upgrading your HVAC system? According to the National Institute of Building Sciences, HVAC systems account for 39% of the energy used in commercial buildings. This makes a building’s HVAC operations a prime target for owners looking to make their property more energy efficient.
Today, sustainable commercial buildings represent an increasingly large asset class in the global real estate market. As eco-friendly and LEED-certified buildings continue to rise in demand, we can expect energy efficient buildings to become the norm in the years ahead.
Energy Savings Mean Cost Savings
Not only can upgrading your HVAC system reduce your building’s carbon footprint, but it also leads to energy cost savings ranging from 10 to 40 percent. As a result, energy efficiency in HVAC systems is now a high priority among investors, property owners, and regulatory bodies.
The Green HVAC Revolution
The new generation of “high performance” HVAC systems are more energy efficient than those found in most commercial properties today. Without affecting an occupant’s comfort, high-performance HVAC systems use advanced techniques and design strategies to conserve resources and lower thermal loads.
Buildings with outdated HVAC systems are sometimes littered with cold or hot spots. These are often caused by blocked or obstructed ducts, vents, or condensers. To compensate, property managers overwork their HVAC system, which can ramp up energy costs. Modern energy efficient systems clear debris to help prevent airflow blockages.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Energy efficient HVAC systems eliminate air infiltration by reinforcing the building’s outdoor envelope. In doing so, they reduce contaminants in the air and improve the overall indoor air quality (IAQ) levels of the building. Unsurprisingly, recent studies have shown a link between increased IAQ levels and workplace productivity.
Harness the Power of ‘Smart’ Technologies
Many high-performance HVAC units are ‘smart’, in that they contain sensors that automatically adjust system settings according to the building’s real-time heating, cooling, and ventilation needs. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), smart HVAC systems save between 5 and 10 percent on electricity costs.
Ready to Start Saving?
Upgrading to a high-performance HVAC system is a task best left to the experts. At LPI Mechanical Inc., we have a proven track record of service excellence in the plumbing and HVAC industry.
We don’t just blow hot hair. As 2017 BOMA Pinnacle ‘Above & Beyond’ Award recipients, our team of expert technicians have the skills and know-how to take care of all your HVAC needs. For nearly 20 years, we’ve helped property owners in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary install or retrofit their HVAC system. We’d love to help you too. For inquiries and estimates, get in touch with us today.