Chilled Water System Optimization

Chilled Water System Optimization


Using a combination of Building Automation Systems and Commissioning, chilled water systems can be operated in a manner to reduce energy use by as much as 40%, while at the same time reducing operating risk and improving equipment reliability. These methods are based on best practices for equipment and systems. Trend and application data are presented, along with project examples.


Duane Warren, C.E.M., C.M.V.P.
Mechanical Commissioning Manager
Hood Patterson & Dewar, Inc.

Mr. Warren has worked for over 30 years in the HVAC industry as a consultant and a design build contractor. He has designed and installed optimization programs for chilled water systems in over 200 facilities including data centers, hospitals, and other mission critical facilities. Mr. Warren currently works at Hood Patterson & Dewar in their Dallas office, performing work for their clients across North America.