Financing


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History - Costs of FR


Well, here we are folks...the BIG QUESTION:

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HOW MUCH WILL IT COST US TO FIRE RETARD OUR FACILITY?!?!

LESS than Everyone thinks!!!!



TYPICAL COSTS OF FR'S
(Interior Finishes, Decorative Materials & Thermal Barriers)

Decorative Materials & Upholstery

The typical costs for Residences for People with Disabilities and Assisted Living Facilities using IFS Certified Applicators is between $800-$1,200 once every 5 years. Should your own certified maintenance personnel do this, you may be able to realize cost savings.

Our solution will keep your facility in compliance with Federal, State and local Fire Codes.

IFS is working to get our programs qualified for fire safety grants.

For facilities adopting IFS's whole program, there can be available insurance credits reducing the amount of financial exposure to minimum amounts if at all.

Interior Finishes

Typical FR Paints and Varnishes are approximately $20 per gallon more expensive than standard house paints and varnishes where coverage rates are the same. An an example, using 200-400 feet per gallon, this amounts to an additional cost of approximately .6 cents per square foot amortized over 10 years making the cost to maintain FR Interior Finishes minimal.

Thermal Barriers (ceiling/wall/spray-on foams)
Reasons to Use & Costs

Thermal Barrier Paint
1 Hour and 2 Hour Wall/Ceiling Foam and Foam Board Systems

REASONS TO USE THERMAL PAINT
  • Less weight than sheet rock.
  • Less space loss than sheet rock.
  • Less downtime than sheet rock.
          1 or 2 weeks (3,600 sq. ft.) exp.

*Less Cost Than Sheet Rock
  1. Demo and Mechanics, Foam Board, Spray-On, Electric and Plumbing
  2. Install Sheet Rock
  3. Fire Putty Sheet Rock
  4. Re-Install Mechanics
  5. Close Facility for 1-2 weeks
  6. House and Re-House Clients

Estimated cost: $3.89-$5.89 per sq. ft.

CLOSING

FR Technologies to render Buildings and Homes fire retardant have been available for decades. IFS's goal is to establish a comprehensive, affordable FR Program that will enable all facilities to become more Fire-Safe!!!




POTENTIAL NEW YORK STATE FUNDING SOURCES

DASNY logo
DASNY, or the Dormatory Authority of the State of New York, has numerous bond programs to finance the construction or rennovation of authorized facilities and institutions.

Dasny Financial Services Page

Corporate Headquarters/Albany Office:
515 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2964
518-257-3000
Fax: 518-257-3100



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OPWDD, or the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, recieved funds in its 2012-13 budget for capital funds "to support necessary enhancements in community residential day programs to meet Life Safety Code and/or Health Care Facility fire safety standards" (source: NYS Division of Budget).

OPWDD Main Web Page

44 Holland Avenue Albany, New York 12229
Information Line 1-(866)-946-9733
TTY: (866) 933-4889



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NYSERDA, or the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, works to advance innovations in energy.

Current Funding Opportunities
NYSERDA Contacts

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, New York 12203-6399
Phone: 518-862-1090 / 1-866-NYSERDA (Toll free)
Fax: 518-862-1091