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Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: Insulating livestock and other farm buildings
Primary Authors: Jones,D. D.
Published: 1982, Purdue University, Cooperative Extension Service, West Lafayette, IN
Abstract: Energy and how we use it are vital considerations today in the planning and construction of farm buildings. Until new sources of energy become readily available, there is no choice but to conserve the energy we have. When it comes to livestock structures, conserving energy means doing those things that reduce or eliminate wasted heat in winter and excessive heat build up in summer. The most effective conservation measure is proper insulation. There are many advantages to insulating livestock buildings, including a lower heating bill, increased meat, milk or egg production, better general animal health, more comfortable working conditions, etc. And the benefits of insulating are realized as much in the summer as in the winter. With high fuel costs, an insulation investment with a 20-30 year useful life can pay for itself in 2-3 years, depending on the building's present condition and intended use.
WorldCat ID: 58044166  WorldCatLogo
Tags: energy efficiency
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 128