Even after you’ve specified the equipment, configured the system, and built the building – you’re only part way there to a high performance building. You’ll need to make it easy for facilities personnel and occupants to keep the building running at peak efficiency.
Controls for thermal comfort keep occupied spaces within comfortable temperature and humidity values. Good controls can save a lot of energy.
HVAC operations and maintenance (“O&M”) are the practices that keep mechanical systems working at peak performance during the life of the building. As a designer, your choices can make it easy or hard to maintain your thermal comfort systems.