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NRG 10" insulated block:
proven effective R-value of greater than R-54 in climate zone 6.
Don Reed had a problem. His wood-framed grocery store burned to the ground. Looking to rebuild, Don met Frank Kennedy, inventor of NRG insulated block. Don recognized that NRG's insulated thermal mass could save him time, money, and energy. Although Don's engineers recommended two ten-ton rooftop mounted AC units for the 6800 square foot store, Don agreed to hold off installing them until a later date. He installed roof truss AC supports in case he needed them in the future. He never did. We visited Don' store in Genesee, PA, one hot August day, when it was 96 degrees outside at 3pm. In the middle of Don's store, after the doors had been opening and closing since 7am, what do you suppose the temperature was? Click here for the answer. We compared an energy model of Don's store, built with R-54 walls to the actual energy use intensity. Click here to take a look at how well NRG performed.
NRG 12" insulated block: proven effective R-value of greater than R-54 in climate zone 5.
Ridgeway Bible Church in Lockport, NY sits on a ridge road not far from Lake Ontario, about 30 miles north of Buffalo. The 38,000 square foot church used NRG 12" block.
The natural gas provider gave the owners a preconstruction estimate of about $2000 per month to heat the structure, which has office and community space, as well as a large worship area.
After a few months of cold winter conditions, the pastor called Frank Kennedy, inventor of NRG, and was
concerned that he had not had a gas bill over $565.
The gas company came out and replaced the gas meter, but the amount of the gas bills did not go up.
With NRG, the dial just spins a lot slower.
We compared projected consumption of an energy model of the NRG church (modeled all things being equal, except R-54 walls in the model) with the actual utility bills. Click here to see how NRG measures up.
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