Special Working Groups

HVAC SWG - Spin I, 2007

Focus AreaTechnology
CategorySpecial Working Group
Project StrategyPilot
Document TypeProject Report
Opportunity TypeHVAC
CompanyAbbott Ireland Pharmaceutical Operation

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) can account for as much as 80% of a site's total energy budget.

Opportunities to ensure energy-efficient HVAC arise at the design, operation and maintenance stages of a system's lifecycle.


  • Investigate the extent of potential savings
  • Collect data and audit HVAC energy use
  • Identify current bad practices and quickly achievable measures
  • Identify issues and obstacles needing more detailed investigation

Members: 14 companies

Activities: The participating companies:

  • Verified significant energy-saving opportunities in HVAC
  • Identified barriers, constraints and key areas that require more detailed investigation


  • Report (see link below)

Opportunities identified

  • Maintaining an energy-efficient HVAC system can reduce its operating costs by as much as 40%
  • HVAC energy-saving projects can reduce a site's total energy usage by up to 16%

Reports & Guides (click on link to download)

HVACSWG Project Report Document

(Some files are large and may take time to download.)

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