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Energy Efficient Retrofits

New buildings account for a relatively small percentage of the energy used in the building sector. Retrofitting existing housing and commercial/industrial facilities is an important goal in terms of energy savings. It is also a complex endeavor, with many factors to consider, from preserving historic features to controlling costs.

The following articles and reports discuss a wide variety of materials, situations and techniques that may be encountered when undertaking an energy-efficient retrofit. As well, many case studies are provided to illustrate how to do retrofits right.

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BSD

BSD-114: Interior Insulation Retrofits of Load-Bearing Masonry Walls In Cold Climates

By John Straube
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BSD

BSD-139: Deep Energy Retrofit of a Sears Roebuck House—A Home for the Next 100 Years

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
Download.pdf  909.9 KB

BSI

BSI-063: Over-roofing—Don't Do Stupid Things

By Joseph Lstiburek
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