noise, Loadest, building, energy, engineers, services, maintenance, air
filters, insulation, acoustics, iaq. James Fricker
Fricker has had 20+ years experience
in energy studies, energy audits and
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targetting which has reaped clients significant rewards.
Audits, Targets and Investigations
and Factory Energy Audits
Cooling and heating
calculations and simulation
modelling and calculations
system evaluation for Australian building accreditation.
to equipment design
Audit Case Study
In a recent case,
I was engaged to determine the cause of very high energy costs ($A36/a.sqm)
in a new public building. Energy target determination and analysis determined
consumption was double what should be expected for proper design. Investigations
revealed the main causes as:
made to improve comfort and reduce energy costs, however, especially in
this case, design for low energy would have been far more cost effective
if considered at the outset.
The unusual facade caused
high cooling load in summer and high heating load in winter due to exposed
north facing glazing.
Some automatic controls
were set bypassed without the knowledge of management causing nearly continuous
operation of some services.
Last minute cost cutting
caused the ommission of an insulation layer beneath floor hydronic heating
coils. (Very unwise in a long slender building!)
In a first-cost economy,
warm air heating was installed on evaporative cooling ducts, but the lack
of return air utilisation caused excessive ventilation and loss of warmed
air from the building in winter.
i.e. Ensure energy
efficiency before building.
advice or audit, contact me now.
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