Electricity

$177 Billion Annual Electricity Bills, U.S. DOE Research Identifies Energy Saving Opportunity

Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shared concern for the rising energy costs for consumers, “more than $177 billion in electricity bills annually.” The DOE has “announced up to $11.5 million in funding” for new research to address the challenge of energy costs. Read the full article here.
Digging into the new research, proper installation and performance of HVAC equipment are major factors for identifying an energy-saving solution for homeowners. Energy costs can be lowered by managing the efficiency […]

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Importance of Proper Ventilation in Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals and medical facilities are typically “on-call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So, ventilation in these critical care facilities is of prime importance. A recent article in HPAC Engineering outlines several ventilation strategies for healthcare facilities that could help decrease energy use while still maintaining indoor air quality and patient safety.
Hospitals consume significantly more energy than buildings and facilities of similar size due to the occupancy and hours of operation. The large quantity of outside air necessary […]

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ASE: How Does New Tax Law Change Expensing For Energy Efficiency Improvements?

New Tax Code Benefits Building Owners, Potentially Millions Saved in HVAC

There’s been a lot of buzz about the new tax code changes that were signed into law at the end of 2017.
In a previous blog post, we published a tax code 101 for understanding new tax savings for small businesses on HVAC equipment. The changes also impact building owners and contractors in the commercial HVAC industry.
READ NOW: Tax Code 101: Understanding New Tax Savings for Small Businesses on HVAC Equipment.

Recently, the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) published an interesting article […]

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LA Unified

LA Unified School District’s Pilot Aeroseal Project Receives Top Grade

With more than 900 schools and 14,000 building structures spread out over 800 different sites in and around the greater Los Angeles area, LA Unified is the second largest school district in the nation. Given its size, district administrators learned long ago that having a sensible energy savings strategy was critical to keeping utility costs down. So it was up to Adrian Tylim, the district’s sustainability manager, to be on the lookout for emerging technologies that could potentially reduce […]

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ACHR News: Additional Services Spike HVAC Contractors’ Bottom-line Revenues

In 2018 Contractors Look Beyond Traditional HVAC for Growth, ACHR Reports

“Go Beyond the Box.” It’s a motto that helps define the Aeroseal business model and has been getting attention in the news recently. An ACHR News cover story freshly published last week proclaimed, “Additional Services Spike HVAC Contractors’ Bottom-line Revenues.”
In the article, ACHR contributor Nicole Krawcke explains, “For service contractors, there are many reasons to expand offerings to include another trade.” HVAC contractors are seeing benefits in the motto, “go beyond the box,” and helping their customers in more […]

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Geothermal - Aeroseal Duct Sealing Synergies

Geothermal 2018 Trends, Aeroseal Duct Sealing Synergies

With the tax deadline quickly approaching and recent changes in tax codes, geothermal HVAC has been getting quite a bit of attention in the news. Specifically, in a recent ACHR News article, Editor in Chief Kyle Gargaro highlighted the success HVAC contractors are finding selling residential geothermal systems. You can read the full article here.
After reading the article, it’s interesting to notice synergies between geothermal HVAC systems and Aeroseal duct sealing. Both geothermal and Aeroseal offer tremendous value for […]

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Rumoring 2018 The Year of the Duct

Looming Code Changes, Rumoring 2018 The Year of the Duct

Near the end of 2017, ASHRAE Journal published an interesting article about building codes development and adoption.
Fast forward, 2018 has already been a noteworthy year for building codes.
More specifically, with the latest release of IECC and other code changes, some have called 2018 the “Year of the Duct.” There are looming code changes for duct system standards you should know. We’ve highlighted a few of them below. Also, click the image to see a snapshot of key codes changing.
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IDEA 2018

2 Must-See Energy Workshops, 2018 International District Energy Association (IDEA) Conference

We are headed to Vancouver, Canada. Later this summer, we will be exhibiting the award-winning, game-changing Aeroseal duct sealing technology at IDEA 2018, the global conference for the International District Energy Association, June 11-14, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
It’s going to be an exciting time where world-class experts and industry professionals will be gathering for insightful workshops, business networking, and more.
Looking at the session line up for IDEA 2018, here are two workshops that […]

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Aeroseal in Residential New Construction

Duct Sealing Contributes to Energy Savings in Residential New Construction, DOE Reports

Recently, the DOE Building Technologies Office released its Evaluation of Building America and Selected Building Energy Codes Program Activities (prepared by IEc), and it revealed four energy-efficient building practices that have contributed to millions of dollars saved in the residential new construction market:

Airtightness
Duct Tightness
Envelope Insulation
Thermal Bridging

The following table from the report shows the energy savings in BTUs and the attribution to Building America. It’s exciting to see duct tightness in the ranks and at a time when building codes […]

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Buildings

Zero Energy Buildings Growing in United States, Canada

Wow, Business Facilities Magazine published some interesting data about Zero Energy (ZE) activity in the United States and Canada.
The article highlights, “Zero energy buildings transcend North American climates and borders with buildings in 44 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces.” It’s exciting to see this adoption of ZE building. Though early, it has the potential to make buildings healthier and more energy efficient.
At Aeroseal, we are particularly excited to see the growth in ZE building because duct sealing is […]

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