International Apparel Company Achieved 17% in Energy Savings by Improving HVAC Efficiency with GSE’s Technology

A pioneer in the global apparel industry with stores across several European countries, contacted GSE regarding HVAC issues in some of their retail stores. With several hundred stores worldwide, our client needed a reliable company for HVAC preventive maintenance so that customers would feel as comfortable as possible while they browsed clothing racks.

The Situation

A reliable HVAC maintenance system is a crucial component of the retail industry. Our client noticed mechanical malfunctions and foul odors coming from HVAC systems in some of their stores. The equipment issues were surely driving away potential customers. They reached out to GSE looking for continuous HVAC temperature monitoring that included timely notifications that would alert them of impending malfunction.

The Solution

Key information gleaned from Viridis BMS was assessed by a team of GSE engineers who specialize in HVAC.

The data was immediately relayed to our client’s maintenance team and continuous follow-up was provided, resulting in an average supply temperature reduction from 63°F to 61°F. This 2°F improvement in cooling reduced equipment runtime by 12%.
63% of HVACs with design issues were detected and repaired.
The number of HVAC units with proper cooling efficiency increased by 17%, thus improving equipment runtime by 12% and reducing general wear and tear to the equipment as well as extending their useful life.
Total HVAC alerts were reduced by 29% in the North region and 43% in the West region, these two being the regions with highest incidence of alerts.

The Success

With GSE, our client’s HVAC preventative maintenance needs were met across their vast network of retail stores using our state-of-the-art Viridis hardware, the 24/7 Data Assessment Center, and a team of highly-skilled engineers, ready and waiting to provide real-time data on temperature fluctuations.

Our client not only benefitted from increased operational efficiency, they saved 17% in energy expenses.