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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Valuing Energy Efficiency in Laboratory Spaces

Title:
Valuing Energy Efficiency in Laboratory Spaces

Abstract:
The retro-commissioning of the University of Minnesota's Biological Sciences laboratory highlights the opportunity to invest in energy efficiency in the institutional sector, where optimizing an existing building's energy performance can extend its useful life. Completed for a cost of only $450,000, the project yielded a 46 percent reduction in weather-normalized energy use intensity and a $242,000 reduction in annual utility costs. These savings were achieved primarily by significantly lowering the building's air change rate, or the rate at which indoor air is being replaced by conditioned outdoor air.

URL:
http://www.imt.org/resources/detail/valuing-energy-efficiency-in-laboratory-spaces

Source:
Institute for Market Transformation

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

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