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SUMMER TIP: CUT DOWN ON ENERGY WITH LOW COST SOLUTIONS

April 29th, 2014
Night Setback Temperature: Modify Your Occupied / Unoccupied Schedule

We’re at the hottest point of the summer, and maintaining comfortable temperatures inside a building is important when occupants are present.  However, significant energy savings, that are low-cost / no-cost solutions, can be achieved by changing the temperature setpoint when a space is not occupied.

This can be achieved through proper programming of the existing Building Automation System (BAS), which can automatically adjust the temperatures of each zone based on the desired schedules for each day of the week.  The space is automatically returned to a comfortable temperature before occupants are scheduled to arrive.  It is recommended that the BAS be programmed to reflect the typical occupancy schedule for each area.

The cost savings if you modify the cooling temperature from 72 to 82 degrees in the summer, and the heating temperature from 68 to 55 degrees in the winter, during unoccupied hours, could yield an approximate savings of 10 percent for heating and cooling costs with a payback in just three months!

For more information on Low-cost / No-cost Measures, contact IMPACTenergy at learn@impactenergyec.com.