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2015

Benefits of Proper Air Sealing on Energy Efficiency

May 31st, 2015 | in Building Envelopes

building envelope air sealingBuilding envelope optimization for just about any structure or room is something that until very recently has often been overlooked. There is a treasure trove of potential savings that go along with proper air sealing on energy efficiency.

Companies are now seeing the benefits of understanding how a well put together building can add to a company's assets. A well-insulated, airtight, energy-efficient envelope can make significant differences in operating expenses and overall energy use.

Benefits of proper air sealing on energy efficiency include:

  • A decrease in overall operating costs
  • Decreased energy consumption
  • Increase the comfort level of your employees
  • Increase the facility life cycle
  • Identify air leakage and moisture issues
  • Tackle the problems before they get out of control

Improving your building's envelope performance and energy productivity is always a smart investment to make. Every business is looking for ways to increase their bottom line; by allowing your facility to remain as it is now, may be adding to your company's costs, and not reducing them.

Approximately 30% of the typical office building's costs are energy related. As you probably guessed, energy is a building's single largest operating expense.

A building's operations will only be achieved with maximum envelope output. By taking appropriate measures now, you will be ensuring that your existing facility can stand up to the newer measures which are being put into place.

It's not about what once worked in the past. Efficiency practices and standards are always improving and in order to use best practices for improving existing envelope performance you need to recognize and differentiate what worked previously and what needs to be addressed now.

In order for your company to deliver maximum efficiency at all levels, proper air sealing should be at the top of your list. The long-term benefits will far outweigh any upfront costs.


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