HVAC&R News - The big cost of the big chill

September 25, 2019

August 15, 2019 - AIRAH HVAC&R News

Data analytics can reduce costs for building operators by providing more accurate measures of chiller and HVAC system performance.

That was the message of Dr Troy Wilson, Affil.AIRAH, Chief Data Scientist at CIM Enviro and a Research Fellow at Macquarie University, when he presented at AIRAH’s Big Data and Analytics Forum earlier this month.

“The cheapest energy you can buy is the energy you don’t use. The cost of operating chiller units in shopping centres and large buildings is significant, but the intelligent use of data, from the initial purchasing decision through to operations and management, can make a major difference to initial and ongoing expenditure of chiller units.”

Dr Troy Wilson