by National Instruments
For two decades, Thirumalaichelvam “Thiru” Subramaniam, chief technical officer of Chiller Energy Management System (CEMS) Engineering in Malaysia, has been pursuing his dream of energy conservation for the facilities he manages. In the last three years, he developed a breakthrough approach for improving the quality and energy efficiency of commercial air conditioning systems in the tropics including those located in office buildings, factories, and hospitals. He has saved his clients up to 30 percent of their air conditioning energy costs in tropical countries in which cooling costs typically consume 45 to 60 percent of building energy expenses.
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