Global energy context evolution requires to get more and more ambitious goals in the conceptual framework around energy saving. The building sector is responsible for 30% of global final energy consumption (about 120 EJ)1, and represents one of the most important sectors when developing energy efficient design strategies.
The evolution of HVAC systems is based on this concept because it implies a growing part of energy consumption in buildings. The thermal transmittance of new facilities is lowering and therefore ventilation loads play a remarkable role, aspect increased by the increasingly stringent demands of air quality, since most of the population spends more than 90% of their time indoors.
The HVAC system is evolving to a network of components whose design and configuration are closely linked to each singularity of the system and the search for energy-saving strategies, prioritizing equipment reliability. Failures in the air conditioning system of a building normally lead to an increment in energy consumption, a gradual distance from the required working conditions and an incorrect answer to the requirements of the installation. Therefore, it is vital that design, configuration, selection, use and maintenance of air handling units pass to a responsible exercise where a horizon of values such as energy savings, reliability, accuracy and autonomy exists.
EVAIR´s commitment to this necessary evolution of HVAC systems is absolute, and it makes our product development arises from the pursuit of sustainable synergy between energy efficiency, quality, robustness and comfort.
1.-Building Energy Performance Metrics. International Energy Agency