The expertise of SEA Senior Energy Engineer, Jason Brooks, was featured in an article entitled “HVAC Mistakes That Could Cost You Big Money,” published in the July/August 2015 issue of High Rise Facilities.
The article demonstrates a few scenarios in which easily avoidable mistakes can cost building owners big time. Contrary to common misconceptions, HVAC optimization is rarely a budget-breaking endeavor. Implementing a few simple low cost/no cost actions and staying on top of repairs can make a significant difference. Jason and others offer recommendations on how to keep HVAC equipment running efficiently, saving you money and stress in the long run.
- Have a plan and timeline in place to ensure temporary fixes do not become permanent ones
- “Bite the bullet” and address issues head on
- Understand your building’s demand in occupied and unoccupied times and be sure to set your building automation system (BAS) to adjust accordingly
- Keep tenants and occupants involved in energy achievements and encourage effective communication