According to the National Institute of Building Sciences, using high-performance HVAC systems in conjunction with a whole-building design can result in energy cost savings of 30% and a simple payback period of three to five years.
At a time when energy savings is on everyone's list of priorities, Neil Maldeis, energy solutions engineering manager for Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, discussed how high performance buildings reduce lifecycle costs with attendees at the Globalcon 2012 conference, March 8 in Atlantic City, NJ.
High performance buildings are created using a unique methodology that allows organizations to invest in other priorities and assure that building assets are directly linked to delivering organizational objectives.
During his presentation, Maldeis shared the business case for high performance buildings, including:
- Why and how to assess and understand every building’s primary “mission”
- How to best leverage data and information for better decision-making
- How to establish a “future state” operating vision and measure it.
Globalcon 2012, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, is designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to expand their knowledge of fast-moving developments in the energy field, explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply options and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies.