Guide to Best Practice

Maintenance & Operation of HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency

Historically, maintenance and operation of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems has focused on complying with statutory requirements for health and safety and providing occupant comfort, with little consideration given to long term value for money. Therefore, opportunities for achieving energy and water efficiency gains have been neglected and lifecycle costs not given due diligence.

The Guide to Best Practice Maintenance and Operation of HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency is designed to be a change accelerator and encourage those working with the maintenance and operation of HVAC systems to focus on improving energy and water efficiency. The guide covers:

  • HVAC maintenance implementation process
  • building operation and documentation
  • financial and environmental evaluation
  • HVAC equipment and efficiency.

It was developed under the HVAC High Efficiency Systems Strategy in accordance with the government’s National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE).

 

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