National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot.
Author: Neuhauser, K.
Pages/Volumes: 168 pp.
Publication Year: 2012
Notes: Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Document Type: Subcontract Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 1037939
Subject Code Description: Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems
Abstract: 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.
Accession Number: 53684
Library Notes: NPL-1203 REV
Report Numbers: SR-5500-53684; DOE/GO-102012-3488
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