Looking to reduce their carbon footprint and the bottom line on utility costs, Equitable Life needed an in-depth energy analysis of their out-dated HVAC system in order to evaluate numerous energy efficiency upgrades. Providing the analysis using a whole building energy model using CANQuest, these energy efficiency proposed measures could be evaluated considering all the interactive system effects and using the actual building geometry, occupancies, and systems.
CANQuest is a powerful tool for evaluating the operation and proposed changes to complex systems. CANQuest is one of many interfaces to a text based program called DOE which does the number crunching. Detailed output files are used to present cost savings, energy savings, demand savings. Hourly outputs for thousands of variables allow for a precise understanding of the results.