iERV is an IEE project that will explore the opportunity of improving the energy performance of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in the buildings of Europe through the use of automated meter data collection. Metering data will be used to identify and feedback potential Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs) to the HVAC system owners. This data will also be used to help establish initial ranges of benchmarks for HVAC systems by activity served.
The aims of the iSERV project are:
- To show the energy savings achievable from continuous monitoring and benchmarking in up to 1600 HVAC systems located in over 16 EU Member States.
- To highlight remote data monitoring capabilities already existing and to identify new ones needed – especially for existing systems.
- To generate benchmarks of achieved energy performance by ventilation and air-conditioning systems for specified end use activities served.
- To show this approach is an effective complementary activity to Inspection that can reduce the overall costs of inspection to HVAC system owners (and hence the EU).
- To show that the approach can potentially ‘reward’ system owners for good design, operation and maintenance of their HVAC systems by allowing them to highlight good performance in relation to specific activity-based benchmarks, and also to avoid the cost of Inspection where there is clearly no need for one.
- To leave inspections targeted only at those installations which show poor performance or which choose not to provide this information. Both should probably expect more detailed (and therefore costly) Inspections in future.
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