Final Report: Energy Recovery in MN Commercial and Institutional Buildings
This project investigated the expectations and the operating performance of ERV units in Minnesota commercial and institutional buildings. The project team used available data to characterize commercial and institutional ERVs in Minnesota and then monitored the performance of representative ERV systems, identified and rectified problems that diminish ERV performance, and documented the energy use and costs associated with under-performing ERVs.
The specific objectives were to:
- Characterize ERVs in Minnesota commercial and institutional buildings
- Study a representative sample ERVs in detail
- Characterize and improve ERV performance