For more than a decade, CSG has been at the forefront of the national effort to improve the energy efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. We use the best technologies and approaches based on regional climate, and tailor our programs and services to meet client goals. CSG specializes in delivering HVAC efficiency programs that focus on:
- Early retirement and replacement of inefficient HVAC equipment
- Third-party quality assurance inspection and verification
- Sizing and installation of new, energy-efficient HVAC systems
- Refrigerant charge and airflow diagnosis and adjustment
- HVAC contractor/technician training
- Strategic HVAC efficiency campaigns based on market research
- Sophisticated system level diagnosis of air conditioner capacity and efficiency
CSG works with key industry groups to promote HVAC efficiency standards for right-sizing equipment, quality installations, and ongoing maintenance including manufacturers, dealers, trade associations and contractors. We participate in many local and national organizations focused on HVAC efficiency and we are:
- Affiliated with Building Performance Institute (BPI) for testing, training, and QA
- A North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified testing center
- An EPA Partner organization
Why is Energy Efficient HVAC Important?
Heating and cooling often accounts for the largest portion of monthly utility costs. Programs targeting HVAC system performance can help to extend the useful lifetime of equipment and reduce overall maintenance costs, in addition to saving energy.
This is a critical message that CSG delivers by creating award-winning marketing campaigns, building and training networks of certified technicians, and applying the knowledge provided by our team of building science experts. Reducing the impact on the environment, creating greener, more sustainable lifestyles, and protecting our natural resources have also been identified as drivers that can influence energy decisions related to HVAC efficiency upgrades.
HVAC Efficiency Facts & Statistics
ENERGY STAR cites that as much 50 percent the energy used in a home can go to heating and cooling and that the U.S. demand for electricity will grow at least 40 percent by 2032. Both utilities and state agencies are seeking effective ways to reduce demand, increase HVAC energy efficiency, and invest in clean technologies.
Here are just a few examples of CSG’s measurable success:
- Case study: San Diego Gas & ELectric's Premium Efficiency Cooling Program
- Case study: Worked with Kansas City Power & Light to increase contractor recruitment by 24 percent in the first two months of the new HVAC program
- Case study: Raising Awareness as the Mercury Rises: New York’s BECOOL/Stay Cool campaign