Control Optimization System for Chiller PlantsLast Updated: 09/30/19
The control optimization system controls the operation of both water-cooled centrifugal and screw-type chilled water plants. It optimizes performance holistically, by monitoring and controlling five interdependent systems: cooling towers; condenser pumps; chillers; chilled water pumps; and air-handling units.
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Life Cycle Cost Savings
Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.
GSA's Proving Ground assessed a control optimization system for chiller plants. It found a 35% energy savings and payback of five years, assuming a national average energy rate of $0.11/kWh.
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
Potential LEED Contributions
This product may contribute* toward points in multiple LEED v4 rating systems, including areas required for LEED v4 building certification. Primarily, the credits will apply in the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) categories. This includes the specialty areas of: New Construction and Major Renovation, Existing Buildings, Core & Shell, Schools, Retail, Data Centers, Warehouse and Distribution Centers, Hospitality, and Healthcare. Specific credits are:
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Optimize Energy Performance
- Enhanced Refrigerant Management
- Water Efficiency
- Indoor Water Use Reduction
- Outdoor Water Use Reduction
* It is important to note that no products, individually or collectively, can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED Category credit. Each credit will need to be matched to the product by a certified professional.