Return on Investment

Insulation is a technology that can provide unrivaled rates of return on investment (ROI) and improve life-cycle cost. Yet, despite the overwhelming proof, insulation is often not considered from an ROI perspective.

 It’s not just about obtaining a return.

After reviewing the significant rate of return possible, the more prudent question is: Why have we not looked at and implemented this technology in the past?

Quantifying the rate of return is no longer a mystery; software and energy assessment procedures are proven and readily available.

It has been estimated that a building’s initial construction cost represents only 20 to 30 percent of the building’s entire cost over its 30- to 40- year life. So the life-cycle cost of the total project deserves consideration, rather than focusing solely on the initial capital cost.

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