Archives for June 2012

Report Supports Green Building to Save Energy, Environment, Money

Report Supports Green Building to Save Energy, Environment, Money
originally posted on March 15, 2012 by Mechanical Insulator


Inside Climate News recently reported on a report issued by Architecture 2030, a building sector research and advocacy group, asserting that “the greening of the U.S. building sector is on track to deliver far more energy savings than government officials predicted only a handful of years ago, with important implications for the country’s energy and climate picture.”

As the Mechanical Insulation Industry Professionals have always maintained, building green and upgrading building systems to be green saves energy, the environment and costs — which is supported by this report.

Importantly, there is no better way to build green than to make Mechanical Insulation a major part of building construction. In this way, the Architecture 2030 report supports MIIP’s calls for the use of mechanical insulation in the construction of all buildings.

In the article, Skip Laitner, an economist at the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy, said he believes that “Architecture 2030′s overall claim that green buildings will produce national efficiency gains has a sturdy foundation.”

To read the article, click here.

This report also further supports Legislation to Reward Mechanical Insulation Use Must Move Forward, such as U.S. House Resolution 2866 and U.S. Senate Bill 1526, “Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act of 2011.”

National Mechanical Insulation Committee Energy Calculator Shows Savings

 

National Mechanical Insulation Committee Energy Calculator Shows Savings

 

Is its Mechanical Insulation Design Guide, the National Mechanical Insulation Committee(NMIC) presents a calculator that estimates the performance of an insulated horizontal piping system given the operating temperature, the ambient temperature, and other details about the system.

Sample results show drastic drops in heat loss and tremendous savings with payback of installation costs in as little as 5 months.

To check out the calculator, click here.

SAMPLE RESULTS
THICKNESS
(INCHES)
SURFACE TEMP
(°F)
HEAT LOSS
(BTU/H)
COST OF FUEL
($/YR)
INSTALLED COST
($)
PAYBACK
(MONTHS)
ANNUAL RETURN CO2EMISSIONS
(MT/YR)
0 349 1443 $116.87 $0.00 NA NA 0.8
0.5 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
0.75 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1 93 95 $7.71 $21.42 2 510% 0.05
1.5 87 70 $5.67 $25.04 3 444% 0.04
2 84 58 $4.68 $28.87 3 389% 0.03
2.5 82 50 $4.05 $32.86 3 343% 0.03
3 81 45 $3.62 $36.86 4 307% 0.02
3.5 80 40 $3.27 $43.49 5 261% 0.02
4 80 37 $3.03 $48.01 5 237% 0.02

The BC Insulators Are Radical

The federal government is continuing to dismantle Canada’s environmental protections that have been built up through decades of science and public input. At the same time, they have tried to smear those who try to protect the environment  by calling them radicals and extremists.

 

If it is radical to:

  • Protect nature;
  • Defend informed debate and policies based on independent science;
  • Find a path to a low carbon energy future;
  • Safeguard communities from toxic pollution; and
  • Work tirelessly to leave our country a better place for the next generation…

Then the BC Insulators are radical….We are proud to be fighting for Canada’s future.