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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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GM

Attic Air Sealing Guide and Details

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  5.7 MB

BA

BA-1105: Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls: Final Measure Guideline

By John Straube, Kohta Ueno and Christopher Schumacher
Download.pdf  6.8 MB

BA

BA-1108: Hybrid Foundation Insulation Retrofits: Measure Guidelines

By Kohta Ueno and Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  4.5 MB

BA

BA-1204: External Insulation of Masonry Walls and Wood Framed Walls

By Peter Baker
Download.pdf  12.4 MB

BSI

BSI-013: Face Lift for Old Buildings

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  645.0 KB

BSI

BSI-018: Westford House

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.8 MB

BSI

BSI-035: We Need To Do It Different This Time

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  330.1 KB

BSI

BSI-041: Rubble Foundations

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.1 MB

BSI

BSI-043: Don't Be Dense—Cellulose and Dense-Pack Insulation

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.1 MB

CP

CP-1013: Assessing the Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Clay Brick for Interior Insulation Retrofit Projects

By Straube/Schumacher/Mensinga
Download.pdf  253.2 KB

PA

Foam Shrinks, and Other Lessons

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.3 MB

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