At the conclusion of the appraisal you will be presented with a customized report of findings. The report can be designed to your specifications and can be as simple as a one page executive summary or be expanded to include a description of the process. We will address your goals, highlight best practices, provide recommendations for upgrades and quantify the value and return on investment when action is taken. If you are looking for a more technical presentation we can also include tables with data gathered, calculation results, potential energy savings, and emissions reductions.
In all cases the report will show how insulation can improve process control, improve process efficiency and decrease fuel consumption. Although some facilities prefer to see the results in energy units, most will share their rates for fuel and wish to see the savings in real dollars. When the actual expenses are known and when we present an estimate for work, the summary will include a payback period.
It is common for us to tailor the report to address specific issues that the recipient may need to highlight. Therefore, the recipient can use the report for a presentation, address certain items for budgeting or use it for marketing material.
Occasionally, an appraisal will reveal that the motivation to perform an insulation upgrade is not the potential savings but a necessity for maintaining system integrity. Appraisals can discover that existing insulation systems are old, damaged, and showing degradation. Many commercial buildings have insulation that was installed more than 20 years ago and was designed to meet the demands (and fuel prices) of those times. Even if the insulation is still intact, the chance that it is performing to current demands is suspect. Facility engineers and managers often find that issues that they are having with boilers, chillers, air handlers and heat exchangers are magnified by insufficient insulation. The lack of proper insulation hinders peak performance of equipment. The demand on the equipment to operate over extended hours and increased loads is detrimental to the equipment itself and the system it serves.
The role of insulation in energy efficiency and environmental preservation is clear. Every time a system is insulated it improves the energy efficiency of a facility and reduces the level of emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, in most cases the desire to make improvements is not enough motivation to get a project approved and it’s the bottom line that governs action. From an economical point of view, thermal insulation simply makes good business sense. A properly selected, specified and installed thermal insulation system can, in many cases, provide an excellent return on investment and have payback periods of less than one year. Many companies quickly realize it is more expensive not to insulate then make improvements.
Armed with a professional report that includes dependable calculations from the 3e Plus program, you will be empowered to take action.
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