NRG Insulated Block
Continuously Insulated Concrete Masonry Units (CICMU's). Cost-effective high performance building envelopes.
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Construction Cost Savings.
NRG can cost less than
How? NRG eliminates the need
for insulation, finishing materials
Second, NRG enables HVAC
Consider a typical 10,000 sq ft
The building has about 7000
sq ft of wall, about 8000 standard
8 x 8 x 16 masonry units.
Standard Masonry Unit Cost: $16,000
(Buffalo market prices are lower than
many other markets, while the cost
difference between NRG and standard
block is about the same across markets.)
Conventional steel stud with batt
insulation costs about $3.50 per sq ft,
installed (not including sheetrock finish).
That costs $24,000.
HVAC unit (not including duct work)
$63,000 (Buffalo, NY, market price quote).
block material cost,
insulation and steel stud cost, plus HVAC unit
8,000 units 12 x 8x 16 units x $6.50
(delivered to Buffalo) $52,000.
HVAC unit after 25% downsizing:
63,000 - 15,750 =
NRG system cost:
Conventional system cost: $103,000.
NRG then delivers typical savings of
about .50 per sq ft of floor space per year.
That's $5000 first year energy savings,
plus the $4000
construction budget savings.
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