We need buildings to keep us healthy, as well as operate efficiently and at low cost. A new systems approach to HVAC has made it possible to meet all these goals at once.
IMT is supporting deployment of very high-efficiency HVAC systems that dramatically increase the air quality in buildings while simultaneously reducing energy use. In a highly documented, eight building pilot conducted by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, HVAC energy savings ranged from 48% to 89% and averaged 70%, leading one building manager to remark:

Other people in areas that hadn’t yet been converted kept asking, “When are we getting our air fixed?”

Ryan McCormick
Chief Engineer, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

IMT is now recruiting participants for demonstration projects being conducted in New York state (read one-page overview) and the Chicago area. Beyond the benefits of healthier indoor environments and greatly reduced energy bills, the goal is to document that VHE HVAC is cost-effective in a wide range of commercial building types and climates. If we succeed, commercial real estate owners will have a tremendous new option as they look to recover from the effects of the pandemic and simultaneously reduce building-related carbon emissions. 

  • It’s a smarter approach to energy use.
  • It’s a critical tool in creating healthier, more comfortable buildings. 
  • It’s the future of HVAC.

Where VHE HVAC works

The VHE HVAC approach is a total system replacement. It is applicable to commercial buildings of all sizes, both new and existing, heated and cooled with packaged unitary equipment, typically found on relatively low-rise buildings. Excellent applications are existing office, retail, lodging, and educational buildings.

Learn more about how VHE HVAC can help you today by contacting vhehvac@imt.org.

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Director, Technical and Policy Analysis