Chapter 6

Energy in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) consume a large fraction of the energy consumed in the United States, second only to transportation as a category of energy consumption. Plans in sustainable energy must include sustainable HVAC. As with transportation fuels, large strides in sustainability in HVAC can be made by an increased reliance on electrical power for these demands and coordination to allow for peak load shifting in grid power.


heating; ventilation; air conditioning; efficiency; cycle

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