The Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building is a Class A skyscraper located in downtown Detroit. It serves as home to a variety of government agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Contract Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Internal Revenue Service.
As part of the GSA initiative to make its government buildings more green, Thermolite installed 2,440 RetroWAL™ Silver Series with between glass blinds to reduce air infiltration and HVAC usage. RetroWAL™ installation resulted in improvements to the McNamara Building, including:
- 50% reduction in heating loads
- 21% reduction in cooling loads
- $1.5 million decrease in HVAC upgrade costs
- $400,000 annual energy savings
- Immediate ROI*
*Window cost was 100% offset by savings in HVAC equipment.
View all of the details in our latest case study: Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building – Capital Reduction. Please contact Thermolite today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions or help you find the best solution for your building needs.
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