Archive for May, 2011
Steel Insulated Panels Contribute to LEED Energy Certification Programs
& the path to Net-Zero Energy Targets!
|Steel insulated wall panels and roof panels provide continuous, rigid insulation with High R-values and superior air tightness performance. This improves energy efficiency while ensuring a comfortable, stable interior environment.
Steel insulated panels last as long as the service life of a typical commercial steel building. The durable panels reduce operational costs for energy and maintenance, and offer multiple end-of-life reuse options.
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Steel building insulation materials are designed to improve the insulation of a building while reducing thermal energy or heat loss. A thermal facing or reflective surface called a vapor retarder or radiant barrier is added to the insulating fiberglass material to reduce the transfer of heat through radiation as well as conduction. Facing materials that are applied to the insulating fiberglass blankets also serve as a protected cover over the fiberglass insulation. Facing materials offer a clean finished look to any metal building environment.
The fiberglass blanket thickness and measurement of the effectiveness to prevent the loss of heat flow is referred to as the R-value. When calculating the R-value of a multilayered insulation system, you should add the R-values of the individual layers. Adding more insulation layers in your steel building increases the R-value overall.
Remember that it is very important to properly install your insulation to achieve the maximum R-value. The amount of insulation or R-value needed depends on the climate, type of heating and cooling system, and the section of the building you plan to insulate. You can view recommended r-value measurements for your area at Energy Star’s Website.
Selection & proper installation of fiberglass insulation systems and the increases in energy efficiency requirements is a key component in the value delivered in a steel building.
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You’re probably aware that upgrading your metal building’s insulation provides many energy-saving benefits, but the savings don’t end there. What you might not know is that the federal government offers a tax deduction for individuals who take proactive steps toward making their commercial buildings more energy efficient.
Thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, metal building owners of both new and existing structures who install energy efficient measures may qualify for a one time tax deduction for these expenses. Eligible energy-saving improvements include new energy-reducing lighting systems, new windows, doors or high quality insulation. Deductions can be as much as $1.80 per square foot for a comprehensive retrofit project, or up to $0.60 per square foot for partial energy upgrades.1
“…some customers reported a
in energy costs…”
When compared to initial installation costs – 6” R-19 fiberglass insulation can run as low as $0.50 per square foot – the reasons to improve your insulation now completely outweigh any reasons to wait. Low initial installation expenses, combined with tax benefits and the immediate reductions you’ll see in your energy bills – some customers reported a 50% savings in energy costs – make reinsulating the easiest business decision you could ever make.
For official guidelines surrounding the federal tax deduction, including eligible properties, minimum energy requirements and the steps you must take prior to claiming your deduction, please visit http://www.irs.gov/irb/2006-26_IRB/ar11.html.
By making an investment in energy efficiency, you’re not only reducing your overall operating costs, you’re also keeping some of your hard-earned dollars out of Uncle Sam’s pockets. Learn more about how Steel Building Insulation can help you save more green by visiting http://www.SteelbuildingInsulation.com.
1“New tax break for energy efficiency,” tedmag.com, February 2006