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Energy Recovery Wheels (Ongoing)
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- Centralized Energy Efficiency Efforts
The equipment used to heat or cool a building often generates heat as a by-product of the HVAC work. This heat generally escapes when fresh air is brought into the building. A Heat Recovery Wheel recovers that heat that would escape to the outside, and uses it to make the entire HVAC system more efficient.
Air-to-air heat recovery systems are required by the university’s Facilities Standards for new capital projects. As a part of the LEED certification and deferred maintenance process, heat recovery wheels have been installed in multiple facilities on campus.