Deep Energy Retrofit and Sustainable Residential Design Richard Renner Architects
Deep Energy Retrofit and Sustainable Residential Design Richard Renner Architects
Deep Energy Retrofit and Sustainable Residential Design Richard Renner Architects
Deep Energy Retrofit and Sustainable Residential Design Richard Renner Architects
Deep Energy Retrofit and Sustainable Residential Design Richard Renner Architects
Deep Energy Retrofit and Sustainable Residential Design Richard Renner Architects
Deep Energy Retrofit > A deep energy retrofit is the renovation of an existing home that results in the profound reduction of energy consumption. RR|A teamed with Building Science Corporation, Price Sustainability, and Synergy Construction to improve the energy efficiency of a 1980's contemporary residence near Boston, and, in the process, transformed the appearance of the home. Work included removing the old siding, roofing, and roof overhangs; replacing windows with new triple-glazed units; adding four inches of rigid insulation to the exterior; and re-siding and re-roofing. A heat recovery ventilator provides precise amounts of fresh air to interior spaces. Incandescent bulbs were replaced with more efficient LED and fluorescent bulbs. RR|A's design reconfigured the screened porch; eliminated unused and deteriorated decks; adjusted the number, spacing and size of windows; added sunshades; changed siding types; and improved the front entry, transforming the exterior appearance of the house. RR|A is working with the owners to monitor actual energy use.