SELLERSVILLE, Pa. — Alpine Mechanical Services has announced the completion and results of a collaborative energy efficiency study on rooftop units conducted by Alpine Mechanical, Siemens Industry, and Nexant. The study tested the efficacy of HVAC preventative maintenance best practices in a retail environment. A big box retailer in Austin, Texas, was the test site. Testing was conducted during the hottest months of the year, from Aug. 2, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2013.
The study objectives were to demonstrate how an HVAC tuneup and efficiency could be quantified into a corresponding investment in energy efficiency for rooftop units, both for small retail and big box stores. It tested whether retailers would actually save money and energy by minimizing their risk of equipment failure and reducing service calls, while also maximizing utility rebates in the process.
The scope of work included:
• HVAC equipment — retailer’s existing rooftop units.
• Energy management system (EMS) — providing remote, multi-site operations HVAC control.