The guide to more
energy efficiency in ventilation technology

There's so much
energy in the air
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The guide to more
energy efficiency in ventilation technology

Good air is full of energy-saving potential

The current rise in energy prices is affecting everybody and everything.    Whether your business lies in an energy-intensive industry or not, energy costs have a significant impact on your productivity. Holistic approaches and concepts for reducing energy consumption are therefore increasingly important - and rightly so, as they have become an economic necessity.

With our "KappaQ Energy" guide, we aim to present you with an integrated methodology on how you can sustainably reduce energy costs in your business. As a ventilation technology specialist, we provide you with both simple and tried-and-tested methods to improve your energy balance with the help of ventilation technology.

What is energy efficiency?
Energy efficiency means nothing more than using the required energy in a way that is as resource-saving as necessary for the desired result to be achieved. In the case of air treatment systems, this means moving the required air with as little electricity as possible. It also means using as little heating and cooling energy as possible to cool buildings. Overall, the following applies: the less energy required, the higher the energy efficiency and thus the cost-effectiveness.



Photo: energy efficient building

Ventilation technology as part of energy-efficient buildings and manufacturing

When we talk about energy-efficient buildings, we normally associate them with the minimization of heat loss as well as reduced heating and cooling energy demand. Few people realize that air conditioning and ventilation systems in offices, public buildings and companies can account for up to 50 percent of energy costs. The energy requirements for air treatment systems is also high in manufacturing processes. It varies greatly depending on the products manufactured and the processes involved.

In our experience, ventilation technology is generally not taken as seriously as it should be. It is often not sufficiently adjusted to conserve resources, is poorly maintained, is not equipped with energy-efficient filter inserts, or is simply too large for the requirements. The good news: almost all systems can be optimized. Large savings can often be achieved with little effort. At the same time, functionality, room climate, safety and comfort are all improved.

Energy efficiency
means taking the cost of
living into account

It is still common practice to evaluate investment projects in air treatment systems, such as extraction systems, filter systems and ventilation systems, primarily based on their acquisition costs. With such an approach, only the immediately evident investment costs are considered, while the continued operating costs are not taken into account.

Our experience has shown that the investment costs only account for 25% of the cost of an air treatment system over its working life. The remainder is largely accounted for by operating costs. And of these, three-quarters are accounted for by energy costs. These are costs that often remain hidden.

That is why we are talking about the iceberg principle here.


Photo: KappaQ-Energy - Guide to energy efficiency in ventilation technology

the guide to reducing
energy costs in
air treatment systems


The energy requirements of air treatment systems can be significantly reduced if their entire life cycle - from planning and installation to operation and ongoing support - is taken into consideration, instead of individual system areas. Due to different competences across the company, an interdisciplinary team is necessary for this.

This results in different expectations, which in turn can quickly lead to additional complexity. To counteract this, we have developed a compact guide. It supports decision-makers in identifying the most important fields of action and thus creates the necessary basis for a discussion:

This guide is called

Photo: KappaQ-Energy - the five levers


KappaQ Energy is an energy saving concept for minimizing the energy costs of air treatment systems.

It illustrates which factors influence the energy requirements of ventilation and air conditioning systems and what adjustments can be made to enable the use of energy to be massively reduced in a sustainable manner.


five levers for
a better energy balance

KappaQ Energy consists of five levers that interact and thus comprehensively improve the energy balance:

Lever 1: KappaQ-Energy Design
Lever 2: KappaQ-Energy Components
Lever 3: KappaQ-Energy Recovery
Lever 4: KappaQ-Energy onDemand
Lever 5: KappaQ-Energy longUse


Each of these independent levers improves the existing energy efficiency. When several levers are used in combination, additional synergies and potential savings can be achieved. With KappaQ Energy it is possible to massively reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions.


KappaQ Energy is more than just a concept: it has already been tested in many real-world projects and has shown to have massive potential for identifying energy savings.

Our experience also shows that KappaQ Energy optimizes practically every ventilation system - regardless of whether it already exists or is still in the planning phase. We would be happy to work with you in analysing how KappaQ-Energy can contribute to sustainably improving the energy balance of your building and production landscape.

is a module within
the overall concept 


It enables the holistic improvement of air treatment systems with the aim of combining progressiveness with outstanding durability and increased economic efficiency.

Function, safety, comfort and value retention are optimized.



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