Overview of Commercial and Industrial Fan Efficiency - Self Study


Author: Wade Smith

Subjects: Renewable HVAC: HVAC Design

Length: 1 module


Fans are the last of the low-hanging efficiency fruit in HVAC and process applications. In this lecture Wade Smith, former Executive Director of the Air Movement and Control Association, introduces critical concepts related to commercial and industrial fan efficiency and explains how to capture significant savings in fan energy use. The lecture provides a wealth of actionable facts and data that can immediately be put into practice. Topics include: Department of Energy regulations, factors that affect fan efficiency, impacts of fan selection, aerodynamic design, peak-based metrics, and rebate incentives.

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Wade Smith

Former Executive Director, Air Movement and Control Association

Wade W. Smith, PE, retired from the Air Movement and Control Association in 2015, where he led industry negotiations with other interested parties of a terms sheet that will guide the Department of Energy's regulation of commercial and industrial fans. Smith is now a consultant to manufacturers. He ran his own radio-based sub-metering and performance monitoring business...[more]

Course Outline

Lecture - Overview of Commercial and Industrial Fan Efficiency

This 45-minute lecture is available streaming any time. It provides details on the factors that affect commercial and industrial fan efficiency and also tools for achieving significant savings.

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