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Miami

In Miami, concrete buildings showed nominal savings in heating and cooling costs compared to the baseline building only for buildings with very high mass buildings (MM) insulated above code. Several scenarios performed poorer than lighter buildings. Click Here to read the full article.

Energy Cost Savings Reduction
for Commercial Construction Types in Miami, Florida



Cost Savings (percent)

Scenario
Annual Electrical and Fuel Costs (US Dollors)
Compared To Similar Building, %
Compared To Similar Building, Excluding Receptacle Loads, %
Compared to EL, %
Compared To EL Excluding Receptacle Loads, %
EL (baseline)
$48,710
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
CL
$48,926
0.0
0.0
-0.4
-0.5
ML
$50,281
0.0
0.0
-3.2
-4.0
EM
$47,482
2.5
3.1
2.5
3.1
CM
$47,629
2.6
3.2
2.2
2.7
MM
$49,128
2.3
2.8
-0.9
-1.1
MLX
$47,720
5.1
6.2
2.0
2.5
MMX
$46,788
6.9
8.5
3.9
4.8
MMI
$49,280
2.0
2.4
-1.2
-1.4
MMXI
$46,854
6.8
8.3
3.8
4.7



Yearly Energy Use





Savings as a percent of the building





Savings as a percent of the building exept recepticle loads