Primer

Demand-Controlled Ventilation: Fresh Air Only When You Need It

Balancing the need for fresh air with minimizing energy use is difficult. Demand-controlled ventilation is the responsive solution.

November 7, 2016

People often talk about the “energy penalty” associated with more fresh air ventilation. Some level of fresh air is needed for human health and comfort, but pulling in and conditioning fresh air negates hard-earned efficiency measures.

Demand-controlled ventilation is a way to reduce that energy penalty by pulling in fresh air only when it is needed, and shutting off when it is not.