Climate Appropriate HVAC Systems for Commercial Buildings to Reduce Energy Use and Demand

Summary

SCH Number
2015088127
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Climate Appropriate HVAC Systems for Commercial Buildings to Reduce Energy Use and Demand
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/12/2015

Document Description
The purpose of the agreement is to develop a Climate Appropriate commercial HVAC system for commercial building in California integrating two standalone technologies. This project includes a combination of existing Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology with the addition of Indirect Evaporative Cooling (IEC) integrated into existing air handler plenums and then be operationally optimized through an improved building control system. The IEC technology reduces outdoor air loads and provides "free night cooling" by pre-conditioning the fresh air required by the building. Control algorithms that monitor and optimize the operation of these two systems together will enable substantial reduction in annual energy use and peak demand and can be wired into existing control systems.

Contact Information
Bradley Meister
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1722

Location

Cities
Torrance
Counties
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15306, Class 1, 6
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities. Information Collection.
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