Heating and ventilation is a necessity for the health and comfort of building occupants but is an expensive item in the operating budget. There are often significant opportunities to improve energy performance of ventilation and heating systems by regularly reviewing the performance of the installed systems, as this topic describes.

In many buildings, a major proportion of purchased fuel is likely to be used by a boiler plant, for the production of hot water or steam for space heating or processes. An understanding of efficient boiler operation is therefore important.

Related material can be found in the topics on Air Conditioning and Building Management Systems and Energy Management.

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