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Ductwork - Luther

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Issues to Consider - Air-leakage, Energy Usage, CO2 Emissions & Costs

Live case study of differing HVAC ductwork specifications
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 galvanised sheet steel and insulated with glass fibre duct wrap;
  • could save 213,600 kWh and 170 metric tons of CO2 over 30 years;
  • had an installed cost, which was over 16% less expensive than the glass fibre insulated sheet metal; and
  • over 30 years, could yield a whole life cost saving of over 14%.
Download the Luther Home of Mercy Case Study.