Demand Control Ventilation

Demand Control Ventilation System

A demand control ventilation (DCV) system with a CO2 sensor allows you to maximize energy savings while maintaining optimal building ventilation.


for Commercial/Industrial new construction and existing buildings

Customer Incentive

  • $500 per RTU/MUA with CO2 sensor

Service Provider Incentive

  • $50 per RTU/MUA

Equipment Eligibility

  • Eligible for installations in retail and office buildings, primary and secondary education gymnasiums, post-secondary education classrooms, community center meeting spaces, exercise centers and sports arenas, senior, nursing, and long-term care common areas, cinemas and performing arts spaces, and hotel conference rooms. 
  • Incentive applies to single zone systems with DCV installed on constant-volume ventilation systems
  • Buildings must have natural gas space heating
  • Buildings with ERV or HRV, multi-zone systems or variable air volume (VAV) are not eligible
  • Mall common areas, office breakrooms and telephone/data entry facilities with zones larger than 500 sq. ft. are not eligible
  • Not eligible for New Construction projects where DCV is required by current building code.
  • This equipment is intended for self-calibrating sensors or sensors where the calibration warranty period by the manufacturer is 15 years or more.
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More Information About DCV With a CO2 Sensor

DCV is an automatic reduction of outside air intake to meet the actual occupancy requirements of a space.

Demand Control Ventilation System

How DCV With a CO2 Sensor Works

Conventional ventilation systems operate at pre-determined ventilation rates, generally based on the maximum occupancy level of the building. Because the level of occupancy changes continuously throughout the day, energy is wasted when occupancy drops below these pre-set rates.

The process of DCV is used to ventilate as well as condition the air during heating or cooling periods, based on the level of occupancy at any given time. Sensors are used to monitor conditions in the occupied space and provide real-time feedback to the controls. The controls then determine the fan speed, which modifies the ventilation rates to match the number of occupants in the building.


  • Increased energy savings
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Improved thermal comfort
  • Less environmental impact


Like all components of an HVAC system, routine maintenance is required. In specific circumstances, there may be a specific maintenance plan in place. The maintenance plan provides for inspection and calibration of control system components, including sensors, actuators and transducers.

Building Applications

DCV with sensors is ideal for buildings with varying occupancy levels, such as office buildings and retail stores.

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