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Memphis

In Memphis, all concrete scenarios produced heating and cooling energy cost savings relative to the baseline building. Except for the structural steel building, adding concrete to the interior or exterior of a building insulated to code produced heating and cooling cost savings of between about 5% and 7% compared to the baseline building. Adding more mass or more insulation or both resulted in additional cost savings up to 14.7% for the very high mass building with extra insulation distributed internal loads. Click Here to read the full article.

Energy Cost Savings Reduction for Commercial Construction Types in Memphis, Tennessee


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)
$48,399
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
CL
$48,764
0.0
0.0
-0.8
-0.9
ML
$47,963
0.0
0.0
0.9
1.1
EM
$45,865
5.2
6.4
5.2
6.4
CM
$45,679
6.3
7.7
5.6
6.8
MM
$45,262
5.6
6.9
6.5
7.9
MLX
$43,153
10.0
12.2
10.8
13.2
MMX
$41,306
13.9
16.9
14.7
17.8
MMI
$46,199
3.7
4.5
4.5
5.5
MMXI
$41,950
12.5
15.3
13.3
16.2



Yearly Energy Use





Savings as a percent of the building





Savings as a percent of the building exept recepticle loads