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Measure: Improve building envelope performance

Building Size: 5,000 gsf
Climate Zone: Hot - Humid

Measure: Improve building envelope performance

Building Size: 5,000 gsf
Climate Zone: Hot - Humid
Improve building envelope performance
Measure Simple Payback (years) Approximate Capital Cost ($) Annual Energy Savings (kBtu/sf) Annual Energy Savings (kBtu/yr) Annual Cost Savings ($/sf) Annual Cost Savings ($/yr)
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Description:

As buildings age, their envelopes can lose efficiency and require upkeep to avoid excessive heating and cooling costs. Recaulking windows is a cheap and cost-effective way to seal up the building and prevent heating/cooling loss, saving anywhere from 3-12% in HVAC costs. Solutions can in also include adding automatic shades or blinds and introducing a vestibule at the entrances of the building to prevent energy losses dependent on the outside temperature. Thermal imaging (see picture) can be used to identify areas of your building particularly prone to energy loss and due for upgrade.

Special Considerations