- Calculating Cool 2014
- Sustainability Victoria
Released on 1 October 2014, this standard rating tool uses both quantitative data and qualitative information covering HVAC design, installation and operation to benchmark energy efficient performance and identify potential areas for improvement.
It is currently free for use by users wishing to benchmark the performance of HVAC systems in Australian office buildings with a Nett Lettable Area of 2,000m2 or more.
- Industrial Refrigeration and Chilled Glycol and Water Applications Technology Report 2011 (Opens in a new window)
This report outlines 15 energy saving technologies available to increase the energy efficiency of an industrial refrigeration plant. Where possible, for each technology the annual energy savings, capital costs and payback periods have been estimated by considering examples.
- Wireless Metering – HVAC systems 2012
- Council of Australian Governments
Wireless Metering reviews the suitability of electrical sub-metering and wireless sensor technologies for retrofit applications to existing HVAC systems. The report delivers on the goals of the Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning High Efficiency Systems Strategy (HVAC HESS) Measurement, Monitoring and Metering Project (Phase 1).
- Guide to Best Practice Maintenance & Operation of HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency 2012
- Council of Australian Governments
Historically, maintenance and operation of HVAC systems has focused on complying with statutory requirements for health and safety and providing occupant comfort, with little consideration given to long term value for money. Therefore, opportunities for achieving energy and water efficiency gains have been neglected and lifecycle costs not given due diligence.
The Guide to Best Practice Maintenance & Operation of HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency is designed to be a change accelerator and encourage those working with the maintenance and operation of HVAC systems to focus on improving energy and water efficiency. The guide covers: HVAC maintenance implementation process; building operation and documentation; financial and environmental evaluation; and HVAC equipment and efficiency. It was developed under the HVAC High Efficiency Systems Strategy in accordance with the Government’s National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE).
- The Measures – HVAC High Efficiency Systems Strategy 2007 (Opens in a new window)
This strategy document details the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning High Efficiency Systems Strategy (HVAC HESS) under the Government’s National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE) which aims to drive long term improvements in the energy efficiency of HVAC systems nationally. It includes more than 20 separate but complementary measures across eight priority areas, grouped under the three broad strategic initiatives of people, practices and systems.
The strategy addresses many non-technical barriers to energy efficiency while identifying and promoting highly efficient technical solutions, systems optimisation processes and energy efficiency gains which are valued, measurable and sustainable. It takes a whole of life perspective in targeting HVAC efficiency improvement, including gains achievable through the design, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance stages of the HVAC lifecycle. The strategy recognises that large efficiency gains can be achieved through the maintenance and operation of existing systems in existing building stock, and seeks to establish national system standards of documentation for design, installation, operation and maintenance of HVAC equipment/systems.
- Window Energy Rating Scheme 2010
The Window Energy Rating Scheme is managed by the Australian Window Association. It enables windows to be rated and labelled for their annual energy impact on a whole house in any climate of Australia.
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology Overview 2011 (Opens in a new window)
This overview of HVAC technology presents the main energy saving opportunities for businesses and outlines how simple actions can save energy, cut costs and increase profit margins.
- Technology Roadmap – Energy-efficient Buildings: Heating and Cooling Equipment 2011 (Opens in a new window)
- International Energy Agency
- PDF 2.2MB
This publication summarises the numerous emerging technical and design innovations occurring in the HVAC system field. It finds that urgent action is required if the building stock of the future is to consume less energy and result in lower CO2 emissions.
- Small HVAC System Design Guide: Design Guidelines 2003 (Opens in a new window)
This guide provides design advice on improving the installed performance of small packaged rooftop HVAC systems in commercial buildings. The document is written for architects, engineers, and design/build contractors involved in the design of small packaged rooftop systems for commercial building applications.
- Emerging Energy-Saving HVAC Technologies and Practices for the Buildings Sector 2009
This analysis highlights 15 of the most promising HVAC-related emerging technologies. An important finding of this study is that the well-spring of emerging technologies and practices has not been drawn down, but continues to yield promising measures with high energy-savings potential.
Note, this publication is free to access, but users must register first.