Natural Energy Savings – MoffittVent™ or 470,006 Lights

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. There are a number of ways to do this, from installing solar panels to unplugging appliances when they’re not being used. Of course, looking at other energy deals is usually a starting point for most people though.

Less Energy for Ventilation, More energy for Everything Else.

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.  These roofs reflect UV rays thus keeping the building cooler and with natural ventilation in place as well, these buildings may never have to turn on a fan again. With these measures in place, 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 slight change like this can make a stark difference in the country and the world. That is clear using 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 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 add 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 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, which would have been another 70,000 kWh each year. After twenty years, which 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.