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Retrofitting an existing wood-frame residence to reduce its heating and cooling energy requirements

Burch D.M. Hunt C.M., 1978
air infiltration | house | insulation | retrofit | storm window
Bibliographic info: ASHRAE trans. vol84. no 1 p176-196
Languages: English

Describes retrofitting a wood-frame residence in three stages to reduce its energy requirements for heating and cooling. The three retrofit stages comprised reducing air leaks; adding storm windows; and installing insulation in the floor ceiling andwalls. The house was extensively insulated to evaluate energy savings and changes in air infiltration rates. Concludes that retrofits produced only marginal reduction in air infiltration rates and attributes this to the original tight construction of the house.


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