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


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Climate Appropriate HVAC Systems for Commercial Buildings to Reduce Energy Use and Demand
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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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