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Title: Tune-Up Your Fan Systems for Improved Performance

Abstract

Fans are used extensively in commercial buildings and represent approximately 6% of total energy consumed by commercial buildings. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that fans in commercial buildings consume 158 billion kWh of electricity annually. Maintaining fan systems in proper condition provides energy savings and ensures a comfortable and healthy environment. While many fan systems have significant energy savings opportunities available through improvements in fan selection, system design, and operational practices, it is not always apparent when a fan system needs maintenance or what opportunities are available for improvements. This resource is designed for facility managers and maintenance staff to provide easy-to-implement actionable guidance on fan efficiency measures for existing ducted air systems.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1436071
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5500-70566
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; fans; HVAC; tune-up; commercial buildings; ducted air systems; facility managers

Citation Formats

. Tune-Up Your Fan Systems for Improved Performance. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
. Tune-Up Your Fan Systems for Improved Performance. United States.
. Tue . "Tune-Up Your Fan Systems for Improved Performance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1436071.
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