Natural Energy Savings – MoffittVent™ or 470,006 Lights

Less Energy for  Ventilation, More energy for Everything Else.

If you took all of the energy that the MoffittVent  saved buildings in 2016 and used it to power light bulbs, you would be able to power 470,006 incandescent light bulbs, or 1,880,022 CFL light bulbs, non-stop for one year. That’s enough bulbs for over 10,000 homes. It’s hard to believe how one product could result in that much natural energy savings.

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Natural ventilation involves cooling any building, or area of a building without the use of electricity. In lieu of powered equipment like exhaust fans or air conditioning, well designed passive air flow systems are used. Exhaust fans can consume more than 38,000 kilowatts (kW) of power a year each. A natural ventilator, on the other hand, will consume no energy and exhaust the warm air naturally.  With a natural ventilator, the energy savings are immediate and the impact is significant.

The change from incandescent to CFL light bulbs has decreased the total energy use throughout the United States. More and more users choose the more efficient CFL, or even LED bulbs equating to more energy saved. A small change like this can make a huge difference in the country and the world. That is clear by the use of the MoffittVent.

The Impact of the MoffittVent

Since 1961 Moffitt has helped its customers save millions, if not billions of kilowatt-hours (kWh). Instead of powering to run exhaust fans, it has instead been saved by switching to natural ventilation.  In fact, in just the last 20 years, natural ventilators have saved over 2 billion kWh of energy!

When you consider how much energy, and money, that really is, the results are staggering. Every kWh not used on ventilation is another that can be used elsewhere. Whether that energy is used for powering your home, your office, or your factory, that is “extra” energy. All thanks to the MoffittVent.

Speaking of lighting, many natural ventilators, including the MoffittVent, provide natural day lighting. So not only does it save energy by replacing exhaust fans, it can also replace extra factory lighting too. Multiple benefits from one product make natural ventilation the ideal natural solution.

The MoffittVent Investment

Chances are you will retire before the MoffittVent does. Since it is a non-powered, passive device it has no moving parts and requires virtually no maintenance. Unlike powered exhausts, whose belts wear out and motors break down, a natural ventilator will require very few repairs. Units that were installed up to 40 years ago that are still functioning today.

Better yet, a single ridge mounted ventilator can replace dozens of fans and their replacements. This energy and money adds up fast for huge savings.

Choosing a Moffitt natural ventilation device, like a large exhaust ventilator can help save energy for both you and the planet. Switching to natural ventilation is one of the brightest ideas you can have.

Natural Energy Savings

The statistics above include data from MoffittVent units installed between twenty years ago through last year. However, the figures above represent just the emissions saved in the 2016 calendar year. As each unit continues to operate year after year, often for decades, it continues to realize energy savings each and every year.

For instance, a typical 180 ft2 unit installed in 1996 would have realized savings of over 70,000 kWh in the first year alone. In the each of the following 20 years, that would have been another 70,000 kWh each year. After twenty years, that is an energy saving totaling 1.4 million kWh!

Calculation Assumptions

All calculations above assume fans are set to run for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is typical for many types of industrial facilities. The above figure also does not take into account costs related to repairs or replacements of fans or facilities that have been closed or remodeled since the original ventilator(s) were installed.

SOURCES
http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=74&t=11
http://www.ncsu.edu/project/treesofstrength/treefact.htm

http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/
http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html#results
http://www.verus-co2.com/

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