A recent Mitsubishi Electric survey of educational facilities owners found that when researching HVAC systems, the most important factor taken into consideration is the energy savings of a specific product.
factor outweighed quality and reliability, operating efficiency, and both
equipment and maintenance costs.
Survey participants work in
buildings of various sizes; the majority in buildings with fewer than four
floors and around 20,250 square feet with an average of about 77 rooms.
asked about their cooling and heating preferences as well as their challenges,
K-12 school, college and university officials noted that one of their major
challenges was not only delivering conditioned ventilated air and comfortable
temperatures to a diverse group of people located in adjacent spaces, but also
maintaining a temperature that was agreeable to all.
challenge educational facilities face is a lack of proper maintenance manpower
should an outage occur.
Representatives from the Mitsubishi
Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division claims that its products meet all of
the challenges posed by the Clear Seas Research findings. The company also said
that its City Multi systems provide opportunities for education facilities to
attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design points when designing and
applying the system.
The survey was conducted by Clear Seas
Research, a division of BNP Media, parent company of Snips magazine.