The Case for Retrofitting Building Envelopes

From JPCL, June 2016

By Diana E. Hun, Ph.D, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

At least half of U.S. commercial buildings have underperforming building envelopes, resulting in costly energy losses. A research team interviewed construction industry professionals to better understand the market and accelerate the adoption of building envelope retrofits....


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Tagged categories: 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC); Air barriers; Air leakage; Building Envelope; Building envelope; Building science; Commercial Buildings; Energy codes; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Retrofits; U.S. Department of Energy

Comment from Franklin Watt, (6/17/2016, 10:19 AM)

Could this technology be use in a Topical country like Jamaica ?


Comment from Aaron Jentzen, (6/20/2016, 12:45 PM)

Thanks for your comment, Mr. Watt. We reached out to the author. She responded, “I am not sure if this answers the question, but we are only looking for case studies in the US.”


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