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Improved Efficiency through Environmental Control

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Project Goal: This project will promote energy efficient operations and management practices in educational and public/commercial buildings in Massachusetts by improving and calibrating control strategies for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Project Description: Since poorly performing buildings are not only uncomfortable, energy intensive, and more expensive to operate, this project will promote energy efficient operations and management practices in educational and public/commercial buildings in Massachusetts by improving and calibrating control strategies for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The project will conduct user studies to establish a set of guiding principles and control strategies about thermal comfort perceptions and performance that will be applied to a broad range of building types across Massachusetts. Finally, in the context of educational and public buildings, the potential to use renewable thermal technologies for HVAC operations will be also be considered.

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Energy Efficiency