The HVAC industry has ramped up development of sustainable HVAC solutions over the last decade or so. Especially as pressure mounts for big corporations to reduce carbon emissions and to have commercial HVAC systems that are energy efficient and sustainable. Even without the pressure, most business owners want HVAC solutions that are healthier for the environment and their people. Not to mention, better for their budgets as well. That being said, we’ll explore several sustainable HVAC solutions that can turn your building into a “green” building.
Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems: Key to Reducing Carbon Footprint
Energy-efficient HVAC systems are slightly different from your standard central heating and cooling systems. DeVap air conditioning systems are considered one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable cooling solutions, and they work by using desiccant, a substance that absorbs humidity and helps keep the area dry. DeVap AC systems don’t use any of the refrigerant chemicals used in standard central AC systems, and they use up to a whopping 90% less electricity than others on the market.
Renewable Energy Integration: Harnessing Nature’s Power for HVAC
Solar panels have been around for decades, but they’ve recently gained in popularity due to their increased affordability, and the numerous federal and state tax incentives that are encouraging people to go solar. It’s no secret that business owners spend huge amounts of money each month heating and cooling their properties, so why not consider investing in renewable energy?
Solar power can be used to heat or cool your property, while also providing it with a steady supply of hot water and other energy-related needs. The sun is a completely free, clean, and renewable energy source and solar systems can be an excellent investment for your business.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling: A Sustainable Approach
Have you heard of geothermal heating and cooling? This approach uses a geothermal heat pump to draw energy from the earth that then cools or heats your home. While this solution is one of the most energy efficient HVAC options by far, it requires you to have adequate space on your property to dig about five to ten feet underground to lay the pipes that are used to draw energy up from the earth and into your home.
Smart HVAC Controls: Optimizing Efficiency with Technology
In the past, HVAC controls were entirely manual – meaning if you wanted the thermostat turned off or the lights turned off on a certain floor in your building, you had to flip the switch yourself. Today’s smart HVAC systems allow you to control entire buildings from your smartphone or your computer, and all controls are consolidated into a user-friendly app that you can access 24/7. You can also set timers for things like water heaters, lights, heating and cooling to ensure you aren’t wasting resources when they aren’t needed.
Green Building Certifications: Recognizing Eco-Friendly HVAC Practices
If you’re a property owner who wants to upgrade your current HVAC equipment to something more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly, we recommend reaching out to several local HVAC contractors and inquiring about their eco-friendly practices.
They should be able to tell you what solutions they offer and how they can be integrated into your existing HVAC technology, as well as help you understand how much money you’ll save if you decide to go green. Green building practices aren’t only the responsibility of architects and contractors – HVAC technicians have an important role to play in ensuring that every building is reducing its energy waste, minimizing its carbon emissions, and helping property owners cut down on monthly energy costs.
If you’d like more information about sustainable HVAC solutions, or if you have any other questions regarding commercial heating and cooling systems, please contact our team at Tri-Tech Energy today or visit us at: https://www.tritechenergy.com/