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Ductwork – Luther Home of Mercy Case Study

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Live case study of different HVAC ductwork specifications at Luther Home of Mercy

This White Paper details an independent study commissioned by Kingspan Insulation of two air-distribution ductwork installations, in two identical new construction buildings. It compares: energy use; associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions; and installed, operational and whole life costs. The findings show that ductwork fabricated from The Kingspan KoolDuct System:

  • Had an air-leakage rate 80% less than that of the ductwork constructed with galvanized sheet steel and insulated with glass fiber duct wrap
  • Could save 720 MMBtu / 213,600 kWh and 188 short tons / 170 metric tons of CO2 over 30 years
  • Could reduce COemissions by 1.79 lb/sq.ft / 8.74 kg/m­2 of building floor area
  • Had an installed cost, which was over 16% less expensive than the glass fiber insulated sheet metal
  • Over 30 years, could yield a whole life cost saving of over 14%