Just as a reminder, HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. It is a system used to alter the ambient conditions within commercial buildings to maximize the comfort of occupants. HVAC systems operate on a simple principle. They pretty much either provide warm air or cold air for a room as needed by the occupants. The most easily relatable …
Cooling towers are used to remove heat from a building. Cooling a stream of water to a lower temperature using evaporation does this. Large cooling towers are usually used in industries like power plants, petroleum refineries and various manufacturing facilities. They vary in size from large hyperboloid structures to smaller ones on the rooftops of shopping centers, hospitals or universities.
In today’s world, commercial buildings account for more than 35 percent of the total energy consumption. In most commercial buildings Heating, Ventilating and Cooling (HVAC) consumes more than 30% percent of the total energy use. Commercial buildings owners and facility managers are challenged with getting financial returns from their investments while providing a building that is energy efficient.
The Internet of Things (IoT), a collective term relating to sensors and Internet-connected devices, continues to connect the world in ways we never imagined. IoT brings real-time visibility, enabling users to monitor and control physical assets. Reductions in sensor size and cost allow for monitoring and control on a bigger and bigger scale. One study suggests that by 2025, IoT could become …
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