Provides an overview of HVAC energy efficiency issues.
HVAC factsheet - Building rating tools
Provides information on design and performance based rating tools.
HVAC factsheet - Commercial building energy efficiency retrofit
Case study of a retrofit at 4 Mort Street, Canberra to significantly improve energy performance from 2 to 4.5 stars NABERS rating.
HVAC factsheet - Green leases
Provides a general understanding of what are green leases, key elements of a Green Lease Schedule and their use in the private sector.
HVAC factsheet - Overcoming split incentives
Provides information on a range of mechanisms for overcoming split incentives as a barrier to investment in energy efficiency upgrades.
HVAC factsheet - Thermal storage
Provides some basic information on thermal storage including a description of sensible heat, latent heat and thermo-chemical storage and how these may apply to chiller operation through load leveling and load shifting strategies.
HVAC factsheet - Boiler efficiency
Outlines energy efficiency improvement opportunities obtainable through the design, maintenance and upgrade of boilers, and highlights factors for consideration to ensure their optimal performance.
HVAC factsheet - Chiller efficiency
Outlines factors to consider when upgrading a chiller. A case study where an air cooled unit incorporating adiabatic type pads was used.
HVAC factsheet - Commissioning and building tuning
Emphasises the importance of commissioning and building tuning throughout the various stages of a building’s life.
Guide to best practice maintenance and operation of HVAC systems for energy efficiency
A summary of what’s included in the Guide to best practice maintenance & operation of HVAC systems for energy efficiency released in January 2012.