ENERGY WASTE IN
ASHRAE estimates most commercial buildings experience 10-25% air duct leakage. This requires HVAC systems to work more than necessary to keep buildings at comfortable temperatures.
A recent study from the Building Commissioning Association quantified duct leakage as a $2.9B problem.
BUILDINGS ARE BLOWING
ENERGY DOLLARS AWAY!
Increased Fan Energy
Poor Air Quality
Ongoing Operating Costs
The more air that leaks out of your ducts, the harder your fans have to push to reach the desired space. Duct leakage leads to excess ventilation loads, which in turn drastically increases your energy costs.
Leaks in the return duct allow airborne allergens, viruses, and bacteria to be sucked into the duct system. These contaminants are then spread throughout the facility, compromising air quality for other occupants.
Leaky ductwork is the primary cause of ineffective building exhaust, causing problems with uneven and uncomfortable temperatures that can lead to higher energy bills, and added maintenance costs.
INTRODUCING OUR PROVEN
We combine energy advisory services, experienced technicians and award-winning technologies to eliminate duct leakage and unnecessary energy waste.
Our Duct Sealing & HVAC Optimization solution provides a cost-effective, non-disruptive solution to eliminate energy loss, optimize mechanical equipment, and reduce your carbon footprint.
INCREASE VENTILATION. REDUCE ENERGY. OFFSET CARBON.
The Duct Sealing & HVAC Optimization solution allows facilities to significantly increase air volume and exchange rates by rehabilitating ductwork infrastructure and sealing leaky ducts.
As a result, buildings can significantly improve indoor air quality, eliminate unnecessary energy waste and reduce carbon emissions - without the need for costly mechanical upgrades.
COMMON DUCTWORK DEFICIENCIES:
Poor installation practises
Aged and antiquated sealing
Adjusted ductwork due to retrofits
Accidental damage from other projects
Clogged coils and diffusers
Defective fire dampers
Obstructed balancing dampers
Acoustic screening restricting airflow
IN THE NEWS
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Duct leakage can significantly increase the energy consumption of a building, leading to increased energy bills for the owner.
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Gates-Backed Climate Fund Invests in Sealing Leaky Ductwork
A company with technology to better insulate buildings raised $22 million from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a fund backed by Microsoft Corp.
co-founder Bill Gates that invests in climate solutions.
NERVA's proven process utilizes aerosolized duct sealing, a technology developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. With more than 20 years of use in the field, this technology has a safe solution for any building type.
Josh Lewis, recipient of the energy innovator of the year award, explains the Aerosolized Duct Sealing process.
AWARD-WINNING ENERGY ADVISORS
Nerva Energy delivers verified real-world energy performance results through a suite of award-winning, proven technologies.
Our mission is to help schools decrease operational costs, maximize efficiencies,
and improve indoor air quality
for students, teachers and staff.
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