The Case for High Performance VAV Systems

The Case for High Performance VAV Systems: Application of best practices, modern components yields higher efficiencies.

“In recent years, engineers have been encouraged to turn away from variable air volume systems by manufacturers of decentralized HVAC technologies and by parties who view VAV systems as antiquated, inefficient, or too difficult to design or operate…”  The case for high-performance VAV systems: one systems for heating, cooling, and ventilation; the benefits – high energy efficiency, low life-cycle cost, low first cost, minimal risk refrigerant system, improved comfort, flexibility, and efficiency; installed-system benefits – improved IAQ, reduced noise pollution, adaptability, safe and easy maintenance, third-party certified component performance; boost efficiency – optimized fans, free cooling, sophisticated control.

Source: HPAC Engineering, March 2017