Moving Beyond Simple Payback: Addressing Clients' Financial Needs
The best engineering solution must address the client’s financial needs. HVAC designers routinely balance comfort and energy efficiency. We discuss and analyze the merits of systems, equipment efficiencies, building design features and codes. We strive to provide better buildings. We promote high-performance buildings and sustainable design with energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. Unfortunately, technical issues often overwhelm the owner’s fundamental question, does it make economic sense?
Authors: Matthew E. Mullen, P.E., Member ASHRAE
Citation: ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 47, No. 6
Publish Date: May 2005
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