As of July 14, 2014 Manitoba Hydro is offering an Incentive Factor of $150/m2/U for curtain wall systems in electrically-heated buildings with overall U-factors less than 1.70 W/m2/°C.
This is big news for GlasCurtain as our overall U-factor for our fiberglass composite curtain wall framing is only 0.85W/m2-K (0.15Btu/·ft2·F)!
So what does that mean in dollars and cents?
Using Manitoba Hydro's example estimate from their Commercial Building Envelope Program Guide, let's take a look at how much you can expect to save on your next project :
Manitoba Hydro's example is based on a Spandrel U-factor of 1.2, so when we plug in the GlasCurtain U-factor of 0.62 and hold everything else constant, the estimated incentive amount jumps from $66,600 to $102,600 - an increase of $36,000 or 54%!
If you're speccing curtain wall on a retrofit project in Manitoba, there's never been a better time to choose composite. For more information on GlasCurtain fibreglass composite curtain wall frames in the Manitoba market, please contact our local Installation Partners.