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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

PA

Foam Shrinks, and Other Lessons

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.3 MB

GM

Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder Guide

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA, Ken Neuhauser, Cathy Gates
Download.pdf  6.1 MB

PA

Remodeling for Energy Efficiency

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
Download.pdf  3.4 MB

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