In the volatile market of Commercial Office Buildings most departments are always tasked with lowering costs so the company can remain competetive to keep and gain new tennants.
This leads to trying to find ways to lower energy consumption and reducing staff to the point where there is barely enough time to keep the building standing much less make improvements. When it comes to the air filters in commercial office buildings the style you choose can have huge impacts on your building’s energy use. ASHRAE’s Euorpean cousin Eurovent has developed a test method to dermine the amount of energy that different styles of HVAC air filters use each year. The chart to the right summarizes the results.
Summary of HVAC Air Filter Energy Testing per EN779:2012. MERV is approximate based on the particulate efficiency of EN779’s test method compared to ASHRAE 52.2-2012