Inefficient Terminal Reheat Systems or VAV Systems

By · January 16, 2011 · Filed in Energy Efficiency, Green Solutions

Many buildings built during the boom of the seventy's and earlier have terminal reheat systems or VAV systems with a hot water radiant loop on the perimeter. These systems as originally designed gave no consideration to energy consumption or the environment. An analogy of how these systems operate is that like driving your car with your foot on the gas full throttle and putting your foot on the brakes to slow down.