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Commercial Heating, AC Retrofits Could Create Huge Energy Savings
RICHLAND, Wash.—Four control technologies could create significant reductions in electricity consumption, natural gas use and carbon dioxide emissions in commercial buildings, according to a recent study by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL suggests retrofitting packaged air-conditioners and heat pumps with air-side economizers, supply fan speed controls, demand-controlled ventilation and cooling capacity controls. The study added that cost savings attained from the technologies could be as much as 38%.
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