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Zones & Air Distribution Equipment

Most HVAC systems heat or cool forced air. The components and layout of mechanical air distribution are important because they can improve both the comfort of occupied spaces and reduce energy use.  Although the fans that distribute the air do not consume nearly as much energy as the equipment that…

Reducing Heat Loss & Air Resistance In HVAC Systems

Reducing heat loss and friction in an HVAC system’s air distribution system can help provide energy efficiency gains. Heat Loss Air is usually heated or cooled far beyond the desired comfort temperature, but then mixed with room air in a proportion that will arrive at the target temperature.  Because of…

HVAC Design and Layout

As you specify the equipment, you’ll want to configure it within your system design so that it is most energy efficient and most effective at keeping people comfortable. Source: http://sustainabilityworkshop.autodesk.com/buildings/hvac-design-and-layout

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