Efficient HVAC design and installation

Increasing occupancy comfort, saving energy

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning are major contributors to a building’s overall energy use. GreenerU helps institutions find optimal, efficient, and well-functioning HVAC solutions from start to finish.


On average, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) accounts for 40% of energy usage in commercial spaces, according to a 2015 study from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Depending on building use, that percentage could be even higher.

Replacing or right-sizing HVAC systems can significantly lower your energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. Doing so can also help increase occupants’ comfort and provide better control of indoor climate in your spaces. Other benefits might include strategic electrification of your systems, which enable institutions to transition to cleaner energy sources.

Energy-efficient HVAC upgrades are often part of an overarching energy management strategy or climate action plan.

How we can help

GreenerU’s professional energy-efficiency engineers can help your institution by:

  • Evaluating existing HVAC systems’ efficiency, efficacy, and operating costs
  • Retrocommissioning existing equipment
  • Identifying facility improvements from energy conservation measures to complete new system designs
  • Integrating HVAC upgrade planning with institutional climate or greenhouse gas emissions objectives
  • Providing project scope development and design engineering
  • Comparing options and evaluating life cycle costs
  • Managing all aspects of project implementation, including strategic procurement, scheduling, working with subcontractors, obtaining permits, and ongoing communication with clients and building occupants
  • Providing ongoing commissioning to ensure the system works as intended
Project experience

We’ve seen the gamut of HVAC systems and have worked with multiple institutions on custom solutions to address their particular needs. You can read about our work with Brooks School, Brown University, Smith College, School of Visual Arts, the MSPCA, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and more.

Some of our HVAC work has also been made possible through funding by previous GreenerU financing vehicles, which have yielded a new generation of financial instruments, including GreenerMass, Boston Tax-Exempt Lease Program (TELP), and the Benefactor Investment Model.

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Contact us to talk about optimizing your HVAC systems today.

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