Rock Point School is a private boarding school located in Burlington, VT. Originally built in 1888 the school was originally known as Bishops Hopkins Hall and was a finishing school for girls. The school now operates with nearly a one-to-one ratio between students and faculty as the education is designed for students who have had trouble with other educational settings.
NCMI reached out to Rock Point’s headmaster and scheduled a complimentary mechanical insulation energy appraisal where we found many areas where heat loss was occurring and there was money and energy to be saved with mechanical insulation. Originally, Rock Point decided the time wasn’t right so they put the project on hold.
In late 2020 Vermont Gas was offering increased incentives as there was an overall slowdown in projects. We reached back out to Rock Point to see if they would be interested in having the project completed with the increased incentive from VGS. After working with VGS and coordinating with Rock Point staff, NCMI was able to start the project.
The scope of the project was to insulate the bare piping in the mechanical spaces/basement of the school. From boiler header piping and water heater piping to patch and repair work, NCMI took care of the entire scope of work. With temperatures ranging from 100⁰F to over 250⁰F the ambient air in the mechanical spaces was over 90⁰F some days. After our install, Rock Point School is running more efficiently, saving money on fuel, and has reduced emissions substantially.