And About Efficiency – Energy
Efficiency of building systems translates directly to the operational bottom line. Today, this is more relevant than ever as energy costs continue to skyrocket.
In high tech and cleanroom design energy conservation and efficiency are often overlooked or sacrificed in the name of maintaining process integrity. Process operations often require a strict focus on maintaining tight, year-round temperature and relative humidity set points and high ventilation rates driven by fume hoods and other energy-demanding equipment. Conventional wisdom assumes a general design approach will only compound energy loss and inefficiency. In today’s world, however, conventional approaches are no longer considered sustainable or acceptable.
Sterling has provided custom designs since our inception, matching system design precisely to the spaces and loads they are intended to serve, thus reducing overall energy loss and reducing unnecessary costs to the project. This is the first step towards providing energy efficient systems. The second step is energy recovery.
Sterling finds many of our clients have begun looking more carefully at the efficiency of their existing building systems both as a component of current and planned construction projects and as a standalone improvement program. Indeed, some of our clients have undertaken entire projects with the exclusive purpose to take well-functioning – but expensive – systems or equipment and retrofit energy recovery solutions to lower operational costs by directly reducing their utilities expenses.
Whether the client was industrial, institutional, or life sciences, ROI drove the decision-making and helped inform the design and construction process. With Sterling at the table from the beginning we have been able to consistently identify solutions that not only address improvements in performance, safety, and reliability, but also efficiency.
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CUSTOM LIQUID REFRIGERANT OVERFEED ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM