George Mason University has saved more than 1 million dollars since 2009 with what is called “thermal and acoustic insulation.” Shannon, the company that made the thermal and acoustic insulation, helped George Mason University with an insulation solution. The investment pays for itself in energy savings with 15 months. Patrick Buchanan, the University Energy Manager at George Mason University, has installed more than 40 energy saving initiatives for GMU totaling over 2.5 million dollars in savings.
- Simply adding insulation helped one university save over $1 million in a year in energy costs.
- The reusable insulation was added to boilers, pumps, valves, and more in the heating and cooling system.
- The entire system paid for itself within 15 months of its installation.
“The university’s energy manager calculated the milestone based on annual energy savings accumulated from using a self-contained, reusable insulation system.”