Technology developed by Centerville-based Aeroseal has helped Syracuse University’s newly constructed Campus West building qualify for New York state energy efficiency rebates, company officials said.
Syracuse’s new 200-unit housing facility met qualifications for rebates under the New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) program for new construction. The program, designed to help New York meet its energy goals, offers incentives to builders and others that meet a number of stringent energy efficiency requirements.
Aeroseal technology, developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with partial funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, was used to seal air ducts in the four-story building, officials said.
Applied as an aerosol mist that is blown throughout the inside of the ductwork, Aeroseal sealant remains airborne until it encounters a leak. The sealant particles then accumulate around the leak and bond together until the leak is sealed.
“As energy efficiency standards become increasingly stringent, we will need to turn to new technologies like Aeroseal,” said Sam Doss of the Hayner Hoyt Corp., a Syracuse-based building contractor, in a statement. “It was a game-changer for this project and a key to our ability to meet the NYSERDA requirements,” he said.