Findlay, OH, June 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- W. Michael Linn, President and CEO of Greensleeves LLC, announced today that LJB Inc. and Greensleeves have signed an agreement to develop and market high performance tilt-up buildings that use 35 to 50 percent less energy than conventional buildings. LJB and Greensleeves will work together to integrate an energy harvesting, storage and distribution system into the building shell itself. By doing this, the building will use less external energy without increasing construction costs.
“Tilt-up construction has always had long-term advantages, held its value and required less maintenance. By working with Greensleeves, we are able to bring an integrated energy solution to the tilt-up market that turns the building into an intelligent energy efficient system. With this solution, we can reduce costs while improving the quality and reliability of construction,” said Rod Sommer, managing principal of LJB Inc. “This adds to the advantages of tilt-up for the owner because it significantly reduces the long-term operating costs of the facility.”
According to Linn, tilt-up construction is ideal for creating an energy-efficient building without spending more on the system.
“Construction costs are approximately 11 percent of the life-cycle costs of a building, but energy represents approximately 27 percent of the life-cycle cost. By reducing energy bills by 35 to 50 percent, we can effectively save the owner the original cost of the building over its life,” said Linn.
It is estimated that buildings use 40 percent of the energy in the United States. The primary goal of Greensleeves is to reduce the U.S. carbon footprint by delivering cost effective, high performance buildings.
About LJB Inc.
LJB Inc. provides innovative facility and infrastructure design solutions for public and private clients throughout the United States and Canada. Our diverse and talented staff provides services in architecture, engineering, environmental sciences, planning and surveying. LJB also provides the CON/STEEL Building ProgramTM, which is a comprehensive and innovative solution for site cast tilt-up buildings.
About Greensleeves LLC
Greensleeves is an energy system integrator that has assembled a unique combination of technologies and proven professionals that can deliver a 35 to 50 percent reduction in energy use for the life of a building - without increasing construction costs! This solution is more comfortable, attractive, healthy than the heating and cooling systems currently used in the U.S.…it is also less expensive to own and operate.
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