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When exploring the economic benefits of AAC there are many factors to consider. Building with AAC can shorten construction cycles. Projects are completed in less time, which results in significant savings. The large size of blocks and AAC panels results in quicker construction in conjunction with simple finishing applications.
Lower shipping and freight costs can be contributed to the weight of the material. AAC weights anywhere from 25 to 40 pounds per cubic foot as compared to 130 pounds for standard masonry. This provides extensive savings in shipping (depending on the location of the project).
In addition, the reduced energy requirements of a building constructed with AAC can save building owners and occupants a great deal of money over the lifetime of the building do to low maintenance and initial cost investment. One can expect an annual savings between 35% to 60% on the buildings utility bills, and a national average savings of 65% on the buildings insurance premiums. Because of the fire, thermal, acoustic, and surface properties, finish materials such as insulation and gypsum board are not needed. Smaller HVAC systems are usually possible when using AAC material.
Exterior and Interior finishing materials have a dramatic impact on the overall cost of construction and instillation.