ACCA 180 Standards
High HVAC Industry Standards

PG&E’s HVAC Optimization Program utilizes the HVAC industry standard called The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) / Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Standard 180. This standard establishes minimum and consistent HVAC inspection and maintenance requirements that preserve a system’s ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality in commercial buildings.

These standards and practices have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information about these industry associations, visit:

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Customers who participate in the Gold Tier of the Commercial HVAC Optimization Program can receive up to $3,836 in incentives per unit!

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Customers who switch from a “service only when needed” plan to the Commercial HVAC Optimization Program can save up to $500/year/unit* in operating, servicing and repair costs! Even customers who operate with a regular “check-based” plan could save up to $260/year/unit*.

*Values reflect national average based on a 10-ton cooling capacity unit.

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The Commercial HVAC Optimization Program is designed for rooftop package and split-system units, and can help to lower your HVAC operating, repair and replacement costs, and to minimize system failures that can threaten business operations.

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You can save even more! PG&E offers your business many ways to save. Get more information on PG&E’s Energy Efficiency Programs and incentives by visiting pge.com/moneybacksolutions.

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The Commercial HVAC Optimization Program offers Incentives, paid directly to the customer and the contractor, to help offset the incremental cost of the Optimization service agreement! Find a Participating Contractor to get started!

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In Northern California, one-third of a typical commercial building’s energy usage comes from HVAC systems1 and PG&E’s Commercial HVAC Optimization Program can
help you lower HVAC operating costs.

1 CEUS 3/2006 Report

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