HVAC Systems Designed for Sustainability and Efficiency
Heating and air conditioning typically account for nearly 25 to 50 percent of energy consumed in U.S. commercial buildings. Depending on the type of building, that percentage can rise even higher. With so much energy and money going toward heating and cooling, many business owners look for greener, more energy-efficient HVAC options. Thankfully, we are proud to say that Energy Air has the solutions.
We have experience designing and installing highly efficient HVAC systems for a variety of projects designed with energy conservation in mind, as well as those specifically designed according to LEED Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified standards.
What Is LEED?
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED was developed as a simple rating system that awards points in six categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design.
When it comes to HVAC, the most important LEED credits are for energy reductions/improvements, followed by credits relating to indoor air quality during construction and after occupancy.
OSIA Terminal Expansion Phase 3
Energy Air, Inc. was selected by Walbridge to complete the HVAC mechanical system for Orlando Sanford International Airport’s (OSIA’s) $60 million expansion and renovation. The will help with accelerated passenger growth and allow the airport to better serve the 3 million travelers who pass through the airport each year.
Winter Park Library & Events Center
The city of Winter Park began construction of a new library and events center 21st century state-of-the-art facility in 2020. The project was designed by world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates in conjunction with Hunton Brady Architects and was completed in 2021. Energy Air was contracted by Brasfield and Gorrie to complete the HVAC system for the new facility.
FDOT RTMC Sanford
Energy Air was worked with the Collage Companies to provide the HVAC system for the Regional Transportation Management Center. The state-of-the art facility is 45,000 sq ft and is built with sustainable design features, and is LEED certified. It houses the Central Florida Intelligent Traffic System which operates more than 500 traffic cameras in Central Florida.
Advantages of LEED Buildings
Environmental: A building that is LEED certified uses significantly lower amounts of energy and water, without compromising convenience or amenities. Conservation-focused design in any building brings us one step closer to a greener, more sustainable future.
Economic: Energy and water bills for LEED certified buildings could be up to 40 percent lower than non-LEED buildings. In addition to saving money on energy, implementing LEED design standards can also bring a potential increase in ROI, sales, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and brand equity. All of these things combined help you attain higher profits. As a bonus, LEED certified buildings also have higher property values!
Health: Indoor air pollution is considered a leading environmental hazard to human health. With good indoor air quality being an important qualification for LEED certification, you know your LEED building will be a healthy place to work or visit.
Look to Energy Air for Sustainability, Reliability and Expertise
Energy Air has designed HVAC systems for dozens of buildings constructed under LEED certification design standards throughout Florida. If you’re interested in learning more about how we design and build energy-efficient systems for environmentally sustainable buildings, give us a call anytime. We are also happy to provide references upon request.