The best time to make a big energy move is when your home already needs a lot of work.
- Multi-Family Residence
- 37-39 Revell Avenue, Northampton, MA 01060
- 4,460 sq ft
- Deep energy retrofit
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Energy Efficiency
- November 2012
Professionals & Suppliers
- Florence Savings Bank
- Maple Street Architects (Peter and Rachel Stevens, owners)
- Wright Builders, Inc.
- Mark Landy Design Build
- Gerry Archambault
- Energy Auditors:
- CET: cetonline.org
What You Need to Know
R60 roof - 4" foil-faced polyisocyanurate (PIR) above sheathing, 9.25" dense-packed cellulose (DPC) between rafters R40 walls - 4" PIR over existing board sheathing, 4" fresh DPC R20 basement walls - 3" PIR R10 basement floor - 2" XPS rigorous detailing of windows, air sealing throughout, new doors and windows, new mechanicals
comfort (wind only when we want it), lower energy bills, humidity control, huge learning opportunity on many levels
we are interested to see how long the foam will remain stable on the exterior
We wanted to renovate an old house rather than build something new because it is a profound form of recycling. This house needed a lot of love, and while we were dealing with all the finishes and systems, it was the right time to deal with the envelope and efficiency.
Plan for the worst case scenario, even while you are looking for breaks of good luck.
This project was supported by: National Grid-pilot Deep Energy Retrofit r.k. Miles builder's supply Boral products (trim and siding) Paradigm windows
Open House Info:
Open House Saturday, October 5: 9am to noon
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