Insulating the hard-to-insulate heating components, like valves, fittings, and flanges, in various mechanical rooms on campus was one of a series of strategic energy-saving projects over the last three years to save energy, save dollars, improve efficiency and sustainability, and enhance comfort.
Bates contacted a local company, Auburn Manufacturing, Inc to manufacture and install its modular and removable insulating product, Ever Green® Cut’nWrap™, on 500 hot-pipe components in 18 mechanical rooms on campus.
The project took less than three weeks to complete and will reduce the college’s emissions by 202 MTCE and save $34,589 annually. “I call that a win-win situation,” says John Rasmussen, Energy Manager for Bates College. Including materials and labor, the insulation project will break even in just 15.2 months. For the full story: