Office-Residential Facilities Energy Audits

Keeping Commercial and Residential Buildings Safe

In commercial and residential settings, mechanical insulation should be used for several reasons.

Not only can insulating a building help regulate the temperature and humidity, it can also protect the structure from mold.

While regular insulation should be used inside walls, mechanical insulation should be properly fitted around pipes and other equipment in order to stop energy loss and prevent condensation buildup and other potential issues.

When condensation occurs on pipes and other equipment, it can lead to mold and bacteria growth, which will then create an unsafe work or living environment.

Property maintenance managers and building owners can help save money on energy costs by having mechanical insulation installed or properly maintained.

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) invites you to download and read these audits and reports, which were performed on other commercial and residential structures, and discover the type of energy and cost savings are awaiting you for your office and residential buildings.

Audit Reports

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Alberta Infrastructure Building Final Energy Audit Report

This energy audit revealed recently completed work in the boiler room did not involve placing mechanical insulation on all applicable surfaces leading to system corrosion. Additionally, the audit discovered black mold growing in victaulic elbows and clamps in the chiller and mechanical rooms. Find out what was recommended for the government building in the downloadable energy audit.

Brownlee Government Office Building Final Energy Audit Report

The results of this energy audit showed damaged and missing mechanical insulation was causing the loss of 934 GJ of energy per year. Addressing the issues within the report will create an annual savings of $3,700. Details on this government building energy audit can be found by downloading the report.

Montana State Facility Buildings Energy Audit

This energy appraisal focused on mechanical rooms in 25 pre-selected facilities. Overall, approximately 3,500 items to correct or add were identified. The estimated total energy savings were approximately 6 billion BTUs per year with an estimated payback of 4.1 years and an annualized rate of return of 24 percent. Learn more about the details of this energy audit for a government building complex.

Red Deer Provincial Building Final Energy Audit Report

In one year, this building can recoup the cost to upgrade a portion of the building’s mechanical insulation system. By preventing the loss of 1,221 GJ of energy, an annualized savings of $4,885 will be realized. These upgrades will also prevent the yearly release of 60.6 Mt of CO2 emissions. Additional details about the government building’s energy audit can be found in the downloadable report.

Reynolds Museum Final Energy Audit Report

While the quality of work to install the mechanical insulation inside the museum’s boiler room was good, some bad practices were followed. Addressing the issues within this audit will prevent the loss of 1,325 GJ of heat, while saving $5,300 per year. Upgrading Mechanical Insulation systems can be beneficial for all museums as they protect priceless materials. More details about the report are available in the energy audit.

Royal Tyrell Museum Final Energy Audit Report

This energy audit found the museum could save 759 GJ of energy per year, which would result in an annual savings of just over $3,000. The return on investment to implement all the suggested items is less than 2.5 years. More details about this museum’s savings can be found in the energy audit report.

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