A summary of what’s included in the Guide to best practice maintenance & operation of HVAC systems for energy efficiency released in January 2012.
Outlines the workings and components of Air Handling Units (AHU) and discusses efficiency improvement opportunities obtainable through their design and upgrade.
Provides an overview of HVAC energy efficiency issues.
Outlines energy efficiency improvement opportunities obtainable through the design, maintenance and upgrade of boilers, and highlights factors for consideration to ensure their optimal performance.
Outlines some general information on Building Management Systems (BMS) including when to replace a BMS system, develop specifications for commissioning, fine tuning, operation and maintenance of BMS.
Provides information on design and performance based rating tools.
Outlines factors to consider when upgrading a chiller. A case study where an air cooled unit incorporating adiabatic type pads was used.
Describes co/tri-generation technology and considerations of key benefits from its application.
Case study of a retrofit at 4 Mort Street, Canberra to significantly improve energy performance from 2 to 4.5 stars NABERS rating.