05/21/2012 11:58:00 AMVicky Boyd
If those energy numbers are correct, it will change the whole industry of cold storage.
High R-values are easily achieved with a variety of existing technologies. The only hard part is getting people to pay for the insulation and installation.
Seems like under 3 year ROI and pays for the entire building with energy savings in half the mortgage should get people to pay for insulation and installation.
Energy prices aren't going down. Seems like a no brainer with those kind of savings.
I am continually amazed at the long term cost savings featured being designed into buildings by Integrated Structures. Gary, Cullen, Jenny and the others they work with at Integrated Structures are absolutely amazing in what they are able to design for their clients.
With a little digging I was able to find the website for the wall system used at CVS: http://energymasswall.com Really interesting stuff... and it doesn't look like it would be that much more expensive than a typical building because they are using mainly off the shelf components...