Facilities meeting one or more of the following criteria may benefit from this opportunity.
- Large temperature differential between interior and exterior of greenhouse
- Insulation is over 5 years old
Un-insulated or poorly insulated walls are a significant source of energy loss in any greenhouse. Temperature differentials between the walls and surroundings act as a driving force for the heat transfer between these bodies. The rate of this heat transfer is directly proportional to the magnitude of the temperature differential. This differential creates a steady energy stream exiting the greenhouse, requiring the boiler to consume more energy to replenish the lost heat. Insulating greenhouse walls will decrease this rate of heat transfer thus saving energy and increasing available heat from heaters, improving the efficiency of the system.
These templates are excel based spreadsheets that quickly and easily help users quantify energy savings, cost savings, implementation costs, and payback. The excel spreadsheets then automatically write a professional looking report for users to utilize as they see fit.
- Download the Insulate Greenhouse.xls Excel Sheet
Following is an example of a recommendation prepared with this tool:
- View the Insulate Greenhouse.pdf document