Thermolite has developed a new cost-effective tool to help commercial building owners determine the energy savings they can expect from building envelope improvements. According to the Department of Energy, at least 40% of the energy loss in commercial buildings occurs through the windows. Thermolite’s Energy Savings Assessment (ESA) calculates the rate of energy loss through a particular building’s existing window system, as well as the cost, expected performance and payback period of different window retrofit upgrades.
The ESA calculates energy savings based on a variety of factors including the geographic location of a building, its window-to-wall ratio, and the type of heating/cooling system it uses. The ESA utilizes a baseline calibrated eQUEST model along with energy and utility data from around the country to quantify the energy savings associated with installing Thermolite window systems.
STEP ONE: Comprehensive Window Analysis
STEP TWO: eQuest Model, RetroWAL Parameters and Building Specific Inputs
STEP THREE: Energy Savings, Emissions Reductions and Payback Period Outputs
Traditionally, analyzing the expected savings and ROI of commercial building energy solutions is an extensive process, requiring detailed information about a building’s structure and engineering. Thermolite’s new ESA streamlines this process, making it much easier for building owners to understand and decide if a window upgrade is a viable energy solution for their particular building.
In most cases, a window upgrade can cut annual utility costs by more than 20%. Thermolite has developed the ESA Calculator as a way to help building owners and property managers identify viable opportunities for building envelope upgrades that will achieve the most benefits. If you own or manage a building with single pane windows, contact us today to request a free energy savings assessment.