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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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BSI

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

By Joseph Lstiburek
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BSI

BSI-041: Rubble Foundations

By Joseph Lstiburek
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BSI

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

By Joseph Lstiburek
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BSI

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

By Joseph Lstiburek
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BSI

BSI-079: Deep-Dish Retrofits

By Joseph Lstiburek
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CP

CP-1012: Residential Exterior Wall Superinsulation Retrofit Details and Analysis

By Kohta Ueno
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