HVAC mechanical system energy efficiency is driven by the choices you make to control your mechanical systems. But what works best? And how do you know for sure? Pathian’s Component Level Benchmarking™ (CLB™) systematically identifies and quantifies the benefits of implementing best practices through HVAC system optimization.
Using our patented Pathian® Curves and Pathian® Analysis® software applications, we continuously collect your facility’s energy consumption data and compare it to its highest performing peers. We can then adjust your controls sequence logic to optimize — not replace or upgrade — existing HVAC systems, so you can save energy and money. As new best practices are identified, they can be applied to your HVAC control system to further reduce energy consumption and increase savings.
The result is a typical annual energy cost savings of 10 percent for a commercial building operating 12 hours per day and 25 percent when operation is 24 hours.
The CLB Best Practices Survey is an ongoing process that identifies, verifies and quantifies the most effective HVAC control methods for all Pathian clients. This energy management protocol delivers accurate measurement, verifiable savings and sustainable results. Costing far less than traditional energy surveys, CLB is affordable and budget neutral. Additional capital expenditures are not required, as Pathian consulting and technology fees are typically paid from operating expense budgets and ongoing utility savings, with a typical payback period of two years or less. Pathian can also advise you on the best financing options when capital is not available for project implementation.
Pathian Performance Index™ (PPI™)
Based upon CLB data, PPI provides a daily scorecard measuring HVAC system performance against your established standards/expectations, peer group, building or component group, etc. These indices are derived from Pathian Curves and validated by Pathian engineers to create certified component PPIs. They represent the best-in-class energy consumption of the component group control method.