Computer models indicate heating/cooling loss and air leakage in the building will be reduced by 21 percent, and the installed improvements will save the building's owner about $1,100 per year in energy
costs, according to ASI President and CEO Herbert Dwyer. The improvements included installation of cellulose insulation in the fraternity's exterior walls, repairs and improvements to doors and windows to make them more airtight, sealing gaps and holes in the attic and boiler room, and tuning up the building's boiler to make it more efficient.
"Air leaks are a common problem in older buildings, and the conditioned air that property owners are paying good money for is literally being blown our, or should we say around the window," Dwyer observed. "In addition to saving $1,100 per year, the fraternity is also hedging against future risks in the energy market while becoming more energy independent and reducing its carbon footprint."