Encasing lead hazards and adding energy efficiency in low-income housing

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Field research has confirmed that the lower the incremental (marginal) cost of producing an outcome, the more likely that production will occur. In residential building rehabilitation the economic truth suggests that energy efficiency is likely to become part of the scope of work of a project when the additional cost of conservation measures are relatively small, i.e., comparing gut rehab to moderate rehab, replacement of a furnace with an energy efficient model, and low-cost solutions to address lead poisoning hazards. Energy efficiency must fit into the overall needs and opportunities of a building retrofit. If little is being done to ... continued below

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Cavallo, J.D. & Wendt, R. March 1, 1997.

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  • Wendt, R. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

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Field research has confirmed that the lower the incremental (marginal) cost of producing an outcome, the more likely that production will occur. In residential building rehabilitation the economic truth suggests that energy efficiency is likely to become part of the scope of work of a project when the additional cost of conservation measures are relatively small, i.e., comparing gut rehab to moderate rehab, replacement of a furnace with an energy efficient model, and low-cost solutions to address lead poisoning hazards. Energy efficiency must fit into the overall needs and opportunities of a building retrofit. If little is being done to the building, then few measures can be expected to be justified. If much must be done, however, the opportunities for conservation are likely to be great. An example of this is the composite wall system described, therein, that was developed to address the problem of lead poisoning hazards on wall surfaces while adding a tight, well-insulated, and strong interior surface to perimeter walls at the lowest possible cost.

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  • Affordable comfort conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 20-25 Apr 1997

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  • Other: DE97007075
  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP--92885
  • Report No.: CONF-9704129--2
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 544044
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693515

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Cavallo, J.D. & Wendt, R. Encasing lead hazards and adding energy efficiency in low-income housing, article, March 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693515/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.