Scientific Instruments has reduced its energy use through a variety of strategies, including: painting RX-700 Acrylic ENERGY STAR White Solar Reflective Cool Roof Coating on the roof and the top of AC units, installing a 25KW Grid Tied Poly Crystal Solar System, gluing down for wind protection with Real-Time Monitoring at www.sisolarsystem.com, installing weather stripping around exit doors, blowing 2” of Closed Cell Urethane Foam on an open ceiling in the shipping area and initiating a 6.25” R19 fiberglass faced installation on top of all drop ceiling tiles.
The green team also replaced the two oldest AC units with 7.5 ton High Efficiency 13seer Trane units and replaced all AC thermostats with programmable thermostats and set to 82 on all closed hours.
Scientific Instruments installed an instantaneous tankless water heater in the lunch room kitchen under the sink and replaced all inside light bulbs with LED light bulbs. The team is currently working on the outside lights.
Participation in the Competition has encouraged the team to step up their projects quicker to be competitive, and in return, the building is saving more energy and money.
The team has put up posters and has released press releases.
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