OTOVAC® (Occupancy and Timetable Optimised Ventilation & Aircon Control) System
OTOVAC gives greater control of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Aircon) systems to make sure that energy is not wasted when rooms remain empty. Using data from our counters, integrated with the timetable data we can help control HVAC via a link to your BMS (Building Management Systems) using BACnet or a REST API. This will reduce energy consumption without compromising comfort. OTOVAC Reporting can help you calculate Per Capita Building Energy Consumption Occupied Space (PCEOS) as a more accurate energy use measurement.
- Are we spending too much on HVAC?
- Can we save energy but still deliver the same comfort level?
- Are we heating or air-conditioning a lot of empty rooms?
- Which spaces are under-utilised?
- Can we close entire floors during times of low usage to save costs?
With the Government’s Sustainable Growth Agenda taking high priority, and targets for carbon reduction becoming ever more pressing, organisations are under pressure to provide facilities that are both state of the art and sustainable.
With energy costs rising ways need to be found to reduce wastage and expenditure in order to be part of a low carbon economy. Making the most efficient use of the space available at an institution is an essential step in reducing energy use and therefore its carbon footprint. But a key approach is to control the HVAC so that you don’t waste energy heating or air-conditioning empty rooms.