Not just any deep energy retrofit, but one that comes with a book-length story and many ongoing fun discoveries!
- North Reading, MA 01864
- Deep energy retrofit
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Energy Efficiency
- August 2012
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Ballpark from insulation retrofit alone; additional savings from heat pump system
Complete exterior retrofit; roof, walls w/ 4" polyiso insulation on outside. New Serious windows.
Halved (or less) heat loss; still working on it. Far better water management.
Almost nil; minor drainage cleanout once in a while
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
See the related HVAC project
Needed roofing/siding; this was the perfect opportunity to do the Right Thing
Become informed in advance of the job and watch your contractors carefully. Learn from them but don't let laxity creep in
Many aspects worked out in coincidentally perfect ways. See extensive writeup for details
Open House Info:
[email for details]
Residential|High Efficiency HVAC