What are the Cost Savings?
Hospitality: Recent studies have shown that hotels spend on average of about 60% of their utility costs on electricity. Annually, hotels spend an average of $770 per room on electricity costs according to EPA Energy Star Building Statistics. This means a conventional 90-unit hotel will spend close to $70,000 a year on room electricity costs alone. Energy costs continue to rise, but hoteliers can cut their energy costs dramatically by utilizing Intus Windows in their hotels – from public areas such as the lobby, restaurants or breakfast areas, and guest rooms.
Institutional: The low solar heat gain coefficient of insulating glazing, combined with the low U-values, reduces heating and cooling demand significantly. According to MCN Build, the cost of Intus fenestration system proved to be 30% less than the alternative aluminum double-pane system. This saved the builder a significant sum, and even more importantly, Capital City Public Charter school, as much as $300,000.00, and $72,695.00 estimated savings in energy consumption annually.
Residential or Single Multi-Family Unit Homes: Energy efficient homes, such as Passive Houses, can cut energy consumption by up to 90% , equating to massive annual savings. Housing units can limit energy consumption up to 4.75 KBTU per square foot, per year. According to Linda Metropulos, sustainability and development consultant with ACTION-Housing, that amounts to just 10% to 15% of what a typical house uses!
Project reference: http://www.popcitymedia.com/devnews/heidelberg103112.aspx
What is the Heat Loss Through Intus Windows?
Up to 30% of the yearly home heating bill is due to heat loss through windows. Ensuring this loss is minimized as much as possible saves on heating and cooling costs significantly, and help our environment through a decreased carbon footprint.
Traditional Conventional Home’s Heat Loss:
Energy Efficient Intus Windows on the Crown Plaza Hotel, NJ: