New construction is not the only market for modern HVAC systems, duct, and accessories. Retrofitting and restoration projects are on the rise, due to cost savings through improved efficiency.
The most famous example in recent history is the Empire State Building.
Starting in 2009, a 10-year major renovation began. Part of the $550 million total was a $20 million green retrofit project for replacing and upgrading a variety of interconnected, energy related systems.
Retrofitting included the chiller plant, windows, air handling units and exhaust fans, digital controls, and more.
As a result, the reduction in air conditioning expenses alone saved $17 million of the project’s capital cost immediately and partially funded other retrofits. The 40% energy savings reduced annual costs by $4.4 million, quickly recouping the cost of the conservation measures.
Today, at the end of the groundbreaking project, the Empire State Building renovation is held out as a new energy role model for the world.
In the U.S. today, the median building is 32 years old and about half of America’s commercial buildings were built before 1980. The Northeast is home to the largest and oldest buildings, with a median age of 46 years.
The demand for improving comfort while reducing annual energy costs is a significant part of the continued growth in the HVAC market overall.
HVAC projects don’t have to be as big as the Empire State Building to benefit from retrofitting.
Any well-planned HVAC retrofit project can bring these important benefits to the table:
Experience has shown that the energy savings experienced in the Empire State project is not unusual. HVAC commercial retrofits often result in 40% cost savings on energy. These retrofit projects typically involve a suite of related upgrades, including:
It’s not theoretical, our experience at The Cincinnatus Group shows that a significant portion of our projects are now driven by restoration projects occurring across the country.
That’s why we make a great partner for supplying duct, accessories and complementary services to contractors engaged with HVAC retrofits. We know the challenges and we’re ready to be your partner in success. Call us at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today.
In any project where an HVAC upgrade is planned, a ductwork inspection is strongly recommended, and duct replacement should be considered.
HVAC duct is designed to function with an airtight seal. Unfortunately, like all physical systems, the integrity of the ductwork can be counted on to decline over time. Holes, gaps, and loose connections degrade the efficiency of the ductwork and can undermine other elements of an HVAC restoration project.
Benefits of replacing old duct include:
When it comes to replacing duct, TCG Duct has everything you need, from modern spiral ductwork to traditional rectangular duct. Double wall, welded, TDF, Slip & Drive. Whatever your needs, including specialty metals and industrial duct, TCG is an experienced leader in the field.
At TCG, we do more than sell duct. We pride ourselves on having developed an industry leading approach to the world of HVAC fabrication and installation.
We call it The TCG Way, and it offers our clients an array of exceptional savings and opportunities for installation efficiency. The benefits of working with TCG include:
Our system has been proven to save contractors up to 35% over traditional methods! Would you like to work with TCG Duct? It’s easy, give us a call at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today.
At TCG Duct, we can provide all or part of your HVAC fabrication needs. Your project is priced from a Material List or via a take off from prints you provide. Our team of engineers, fabricators and technicians are trained on the latest equipment and methods that enable us to meet your exacting standards.
Let TCG Duct be your partner in the HVAC Industry as an experienced, high-quality manufacturer of HVAC duct of all types. Our goal is to partner with our customers in ways that make the entire workflow from order to installation a seamless exercise in time and cost savings.
As your partner, The Cincinnatus Group helps your organization stand out in its marketplace, win more bids, save substantial costs, and build the knowledge and skills your team needs to continually meet new challenges effectively and profitably.
Our strong work ethic, accountability, and pursuit of excellence sets us apart from other contracted sales and marketing services, and our unique expertise and proprietary ductwork systems make us unique amongst our competitors.
At The Cincinnatus Group, our fabrication partners gain access to our unique experience and expertise in contracted sales and marketing.
Our assets help you navigate the ever-changing markets of the 21st century.
To learn more about our Contracted Sales services or other services we provide: Contracted Estimating and Take Offs, CAD/BIM/Coordination Drawings, and Project Management Assistance, please call The Cincinnatus Group at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help grow your business.