Why is Duct Sealing an Effective ECM?Kevin Dugan
ESCOs impact on commercial facilities are becoming even more critical as the Biden administration focuses on legislation designed to make climate change an economic engine. This is on top of the increasingly strict requirements that must be met to achieve a project’s goals. With the bar for project success continually being raised, ESCOs are not always sure which ECMs to consider outside of the long standard lighting and building controls.
But more and more, ESCOs rely on Aeroseal duct sealing to help achieve a project’s goals. Aeroseal duct sealing is an attractive ECM due to its proven effectiveness, ease of adding it to a project, and a fast project payout.
Proven Effective, Guaranteed Results
Aeroseal technology has completed nearly 200,000 seals, saving up to $2 billion in energy waste globally. And the results quoted on any commercial project are guaranteed. The technology’s efficacy is detailed in several white papers and case studies showing impact across industry’s ranging from healthcare, education and government to office, hospitality, and manufacturing.
Easily Added to Any Project
Aersoeal’s commercial HVAC professionals become an extension of the project team to ensure ESCOs do not have to worry about the building’s HVAC system. Aeroseal’s four-phase process is designed to help the ESCO every step of the way.
- Phase 1 – Audit & Evaluation: We conduct remote preliminary qualification of your project by gathering data and inspecting the site to ensure an efficient and effective project plan.
- Phase 2 – Model & Plan: This includes our investment-grade audit. Using one of our four energy models, we calculate duct leakage and provide data that can inform project energy savings models. This phase also includes any demonstrations of our technology.
- Phase 3 – Repair, Clean, Sanitize, and Seal: After handling any repairs or cleaning needs, the Aeroseal team seals the ductwork to ensure the building’s HVAC system can operate at peak efficiency.
- Phase 4 – Measurement & Verification: Our software tracks and verifies all project work before issuing a certificate of completion.
The first two phases map from an ESCOs pre-RFP ECM identification and internal risk review through RFP submission and investment grade audit. Phases three and four align with an ESCO’s project implementation and all follow-up verification of results.
Project Payout in 2 to 7 Years
Energy savings from Aeroseal duct sealing pay for themselves in anywhere from two to seven years, depending on the type of project. And with an average energy savings of 60 percent or more, this makes it an attractive ECM compared to investing in a new HVAC system or other major mechanical systems.