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  • Calculating Cool 2014

    Released on 1 October 2014, this standard rating tool uses both quantitative data and qualitative information covering HVAC design, installation and operation to benchmark energy efficient performance and identify potential areas for improvement.

    It is currently free for use by users wishing to benchmark the performance of HVAC systems in Australian office buildings with a Nett Lettable Area of 2,000m2 or more.

  • Industrial Refrigeration and Chilled Glycol and Water Applications Technology Report 2011 (Opens in a new window)

    This report outlines 15 energy saving technologies available to increase the energy efficiency of an industrial refrigeration plant. Where possible, for each technology the annual energy savings, capital costs and payback periods have been estimated by considering examples.

  • Wireless Metering – HVAC systems 2012
    • Council of Australian Governments

    Wireless Metering reviews the suitability of electrical sub-metering and wireless sensor technologies for retrofit applications to existing HVAC systems. The report delivers on the goals of the Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning High Efficiency Systems Strategy (HVAC HESS) Measurement, Monitoring and Metering Project (Phase 1).

  • Guide to Best Practice Maintenance & Operation of HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency 2012
    • Council of Australian Governments

    Historically, maintenance and operation of 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 & 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; and 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).

  • The Measures – HVAC High Efficiency Systems Strategy 2007 (Opens in a new window)

    This strategy document details the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning High Efficiency Systems Strategy (HVAC HESS) under the Government’s National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE) which aims to drive long term improvements in the energy efficiency of HVAC systems nationally. It includes more than 20 separate but complementary measures across eight priority areas, grouped under the three broad strategic initiatives of people, practices and systems.

    The strategy addresses many non-technical barriers to energy efficiency while identifying and promoting highly efficient technical solutions, systems optimisation processes and energy efficiency gains which are valued, measurable and sustainable. It takes a whole of life perspective in targeting HVAC efficiency improvement, including gains achievable through the design, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance stages of the HVAC lifecycle. The strategy recognises that large efficiency gains can be achieved through the maintenance and operation of existing systems in existing building stock, and seeks to establish national system standards of documentation for design, installation, operation and maintenance of HVAC equipment/systems.

  • Window Energy Rating Scheme 2010
    • WERS, Australia

    The Window Energy Rating Scheme is managed by the Australian Window Association. It enables windows to be rated and labelled for their annual energy impact on a whole house in any climate of Australia.

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