Built-In Lifetime Savings
The decisions you make during the building design phase will have a major impact on your operating costs each year. Focusing on options that offer energy efficiency and long life spans will help you minimize your total cost of ownership. Our building assemblies are tested and proven to be more energy-efficient than industry standards, and our buildings are engineered and built to last.
Better Control Your Total Cost Of Ownership
They say the ROI is 6-to-1 for every dollar invested in energy efficiency and code compliance. We offer a range of energy-efficient roof and wall systems able to achieve a thermal efficiency rating to meet or exceed code. Roof and wall assembly U-factor performance is tested using the Butler Guarded Hot Box, a state-of-the-art computerized data acquisition system that collects information to provide accurate insulating information.
We also offer a wide selection of 25-year color finishes that meet the reflectance and emittance standards established by the energy codes for “cool roofs.” These products help lower roof temperatures and reduce the amount of energy required to cool the building — by as much as 30 percent. Cool roofs also help mitigate the heat island effect, which produces high relative temperatures in urban areas, contributing to smog formation.
If you’re looking to better control lighting costs, our SunLite Strip® daylighting system can help cut energy costs by up to 70 percent when combined with a lighting control system.
Maintenance And Replacement
Up to 90 percent of a building’s total cost is incurred after construction, so choosing options that offer long life spans and require little maintenance can have a significant impact on future budgets. Our buildings provide long life cycles with virtually no upkeep. In fact, the MR-24® roof system lasts up to two times longer and can reduce roof maintenance costs by 90 percent compared with conventional roof materials. Plus, the standard paint finish on all our painted roof panels, wall panels and trims has a 25-year warranty protecting against blistering, peeling, cracking and chipping.
Calculating The Value
Until now, total cost of ownership was difficult to determine. Compiling the data necessary to accurately calculate it was not feasible. But our new technology changes that. SmartView™, our cost analysis tool, estimates your building’s long-term energy, maintenance and replacement costs based on real-world performance data. So you’ll have a true picture of the factors you need to consider before you build. It’s only available through Butler.
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Whether you’re a small business, corporation or a government buyer, Butler is here to help you build.