National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot

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Through discussion of five case studies (test homes), this project evaluates strategies to elevate the performance of existing homes to a level commensurate with best-in-class implementation of high-performance new construction homes. The test homes featured in this research activity participated in Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) Pilot Program sponsored by the electric and gas utility National Grid in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Building enclosure retrofit strategies are evaluated for impact on durability and indoor air quality in addition to energy performance. Evaluation of strategies is structured around the critical control functions of water, airflow, vapor flow, and thermal control. The aim ... continued below

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168 pp.

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Neuhauser, K. March 1, 2012.

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Through discussion of five case studies (test homes), this project evaluates strategies to elevate the performance of existing homes to a level commensurate with best-in-class implementation of high-performance new construction homes. The test homes featured in this research activity participated in Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) Pilot Program sponsored by the electric and gas utility National Grid in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Building enclosure retrofit strategies are evaluated for impact on durability and indoor air quality in addition to energy performance. Evaluation of strategies is structured around the critical control functions of water, airflow, vapor flow, and thermal control. The aim of the research project is to develop guidance that could serve as a foundation for wider adoption of high performance, 'deep' retrofit work. The project will identify risk factors endemic to advanced retrofit in the context of the general building type, configuration and vintage encountered in the National Grid DER Pilot. Results for the test homes are based on observation and performance testing of recently completed projects. Additional observation would be needed to fully gauge long-term energy performance, durability, and occupant comfort.

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168 pp.

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  • Related Information: Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO-102012-3488
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1037939 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1037939
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc833892

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  • March 1, 2012

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Neuhauser, K. National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, report, March 1, 2012; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc833892/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.