As the demand for more energy efficient building technologies, such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) grows, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) have also become more in-demand. ESCOs work with organizations to design and implement retrofit projects that will improve the energy efficiency of the building.
What sets ESCOs apart from other contractors is the fact that ESCOs guarantee energy savings through an energy savings performance contract (ESPC), in exchange for investing in energy efficiency projects that are intended to pay for themselves through energy savings. According to the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), approximately $5 billion annually is invested by ESCOs in energy efficiency initiatives.
One of the most affordable green building upgrades with the highest return on investment that ESCOs can look to is energy efficient windows systems. Studies show that over 50% of the energy in industrial buildings is used for heating, cooling, and lighting, which are all affected by window performance. 53% of commercial buildings have single pane windows with high air infiltration rates. That results in an increased workload for heating and cooling systems, wasted energy, and higher building maintenance costs.
Thermolite Window Systems are a low-cost solution for ESCO retrofit projects to make windows more energy efficient. Our interior window systems have been found to demonstrate energy savings of 20%. The window frame attaches inside the existing window frame and increases the performance of single pane windows to an equivalent of a double pane by lowering solar heat gain in the winter and increasing it in the summer – without the high cost of window replacement.
Plus, Thermolite’s patented window system requires no mechanical fasteners so it can be installed within 10 minutes during off-hours, saving on labor costs and the loss of business productivity that can occur when tenants are disturbed for extensive window renovations.
Contact Thermolite today to learn more about how we work with ESCOs and how our affordable interior window systems can be a great investment in any retrofit projects. We have a proven track record of significantly improving energy performances in government buildings and historic buildings, as well as previously retro-commissioned commercial buildings.
The Thermolite engineering staff is an innovative structural, energy modelling, and implementation team that works to create unique window systems alternatives to traditional replacement windows. Our systems protect against blasts, hurricanes, and sound, while being energy efficient and quick and easy to install. We serve a wide range of industry buildings including government, military, historical, schools and universities, financial, health care, hospitality, and offices. Contact us today to learn how we could update your building’s window systems.
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