NYSERDA Exterior Buidling Solutions

The purpose of this project for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is to find new or improved strategies for exterior building solutions in regard to insulation that will provide extensive energy-savings benefits for homeowners. Deep energy retrofits (DER) is one of the solutions. In the past, DERs have been expensive and hard for the average homeowner to budget. The DER solutions that IBACOS and GreenHomes America (GHA) are proposing will be market friendly, affordable, and easily repeatable. The insulation strategies that will be used on nine test homes include the following: ? Rigid foam insulation ? Four homes will have approximate center-of-wall R-values of R-28, including furring strips for siding, with additional systems approach work to supply the complete integrated DER solution. ? Spray foam insulation ? Four homes will have approximate center-of-wall R-values of R-30, with additional systems approach work to supply the complete integrated DER solution. ? HPwES upgrade ? One home will include criteria from the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) program, including dense pack walls and window upgrades for this retrofit strategy. In addition to the insulation, the strategies will include treatment where needed in the attic, mechanical systems, ventilation and basement band joist, walls, and floors.

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  • Address NY
  • Last Update: 2014-01-21
  • Last Updated By: Robert Beach

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Field Value
Author Robert Beach
Maintainer Robert Beach
Last Updated September 9, 2016, 22:22 (Etc/UTC)
Created April 27, 2016, 19:40 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type Retrofit
Evaluation Level Field Systems Level Research
Climate Cold
City Unknown
State NY
Zip Code 00000
Phase 2010 to 2015
Project Start Date 2012-01-01
Project Estimated End Date 2013-12-31
Project Actual End Date 2013-12-31
Completed House Count 1
Expected House Count 1
Energy Savings Percentage 1
Average Estimated Pre-Retrofit Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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