Unlocking HVAC Energy Savings with Swarm Logic

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To handle extreme weather temperatures, architects / engineers usually oversize the RTU capacity. This results in the RTUs being operated well below their maximum cooling capacity for all but a few hours each year. This overcapacity is often coupled with static business rules such as set points and schedule configurations that don’t adapt to changes in variables such as exterior temperature and facility operations. Moreover, traditional building controls, such as building automation systems (BAS) or programmable thermostats, typically control each HVAC unit independently with little to no ability to adjust RTU activity in response to the operational status of other RTUs. A more elective way to maximize the efficiency of a multi-RTU system, especially across multiple locations, is to create a network of smart RTUs to coordinate their activity. By doing this, coincident operation is minimized and excessive RTU runtime is reduced.  

 

Source: Encycle
Type: White paper