Evaluating an Exterior Insulation and Finish System for Deep Energy Retrofits

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Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) are proprietary synthetic formulations that are applied to the exterior walls of buildings to serve as insulation and exterior cladding. The insulation thickness can vary from less than one inch to a foot or more. In this project the applicability of EIFS for residential deep energy retrofits was investigated through modeling and a case study home. The home was retrofitted using a site-applied four-inch-thick EIFS. Site-specific details were developed as required for the residential retrofit application. Site work and the costs of the EIFS system were documented. The demonstration home was modeled using Building ... continued below

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Dentz, J. & Podorson, D. January 1, 2014.

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Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) are proprietary synthetic formulations that are applied to the exterior walls of buildings to serve as insulation and exterior cladding. The insulation thickness can vary from less than one inch to a foot or more. In this project the applicability of EIFS for residential deep energy retrofits was investigated through modeling and a case study home. The home was retrofitted using a site-applied four-inch-thick EIFS. Site-specific details were developed as required for the residential retrofit application. Site work and the costs of the EIFS system were documented. The demonstration home was modeled using Building Energy Optimization energy and cost analysis software to explore cost effectiveness of various EIFS insulation thicknesses in two climate locations.

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO-102014-4341
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1123215 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1123215
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc867353

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Dentz, J. & Podorson, D. Evaluating an Exterior Insulation and Finish System for Deep Energy Retrofits, report, January 1, 2014; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc867353/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.