Describes "house doctoring", a combination energy audit and energy-saving retrofit procedure developed at LBL and Princeton University. House doctoring analyzes areas of energy loss, and locates and eliminates air infiltration sites by using special diagnostic equipment, such as the "blower door" forpressurisation tests. The first part of the manual provides an introduction and overview of house doctoring, including the nature of heat loss in buildings and the tools and techniques used to reduce it. The second part describes the actual retrofit process, materials used, the order of repairs,the labour involved, and post-retrofit evaluation. Includes sample check lists and audit forms used in the procedure.
The house doctor's manual.
LBL Report 3017 February 1982