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Experts say reusable blankets are fundamental to saving energy costs


(MENAFNEditorial) NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On December 13 at 2 p.m. ET, magazine will host and Shannon Enterprises will sponsor a free webinar featuring Randy Haines, Energy Manager at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and Karen Seward, Director of Facilities Engineering for Albany Medical Center, to explain how their organizations analyzed where they were losing energy, and why they picked reusable thermal blankets as a customized solution that continues to save them hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

Experts, including the U.S. Department of Energy, say a key to long-term energy savings is developing a strategy employing reusable insulation on components requiring periodic inspection and repair. Done right, it's a way to save billions of Btus and fuel costs while increasing safety and profitability.

'Our energy survey showed we could insulate our entire system with reusable blankets and achieve a payback in 18 months; that ultimately became 23 months due to the dropping cost of fuel, but still a very good payback,' said Seward. 'People budget for fuel costs. But they don't always think about the initial outlay for reusable blankets as something that will pay for itself and make money into the future.'

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • What goes into a proper energy audit
  • Where to look for energy savings across a district system
  • How to approach a utility for potential custom rebates
  • How to develop an insulation strategy for particular applications
  • How to develop the lifecycle cost for an insulation program
  • The problems that arise from incorrectly installed insulated systems and components
  • The definition of reusable insulation, and what to look for in a reusable insulation system
  • To register for this free webinar, visit

    'Most universities and healthcare systems have tackled energy-efficiency projects such as improving lighting and auditing the building envelope,' said Frank Kovacs, president of Shannon Enterprises, which is sponsoring the webinar. 'Reusable insulation that's engineered and installed correctly is the next, big area of energy savings for employers. The energy savings makes the cost of ownership little to none.'

    About HPAC Engineering
    HPAC Engineering educates mechanical engineers, consulting engineers, commercial contractors, facilities owners & operators on energy-efficient mechanical and building automation systems for the non-residential buildings market.

    About Shannon Enterprises of W.N.Y. Inc.

    Shannon engineers and manufactures insulation products such as blanket insulation, insulation jackets and insulation covers. For over 25 years, Shannon has developed insulation solutions for energy conservation, thermal efficiency, noise reduction and safety. Using a CAD-CNC-ERP approach in design and manufacturing, Shannon is the worldwide market leader. For more information, visit

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