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Title: Evaluation of Early Performance Results for Massachusetts Homes in the National Grid Pilot Deep Energy Retrofit Program

This research project evaluates post-retrofit performance measurements, energy use data and construction costs for 13 projects that participated in the National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot program. The projects implemented a package of measures defined by performance targets for building enclosure components and building enclosure air tightness. Nearly all of the homes reached a post-retrofit air tightness result of 1.5 ACH 50. Homes that used the chainsaw retrofit technique along with roof insulation, and wall insulation applied to the exterior had the best air tightness results and the lowest heating and cooling source energy use. Analysis of measure costs and project objectives yielded a categorization of costs relative to energy performance objectives. On average about 1/2 of the energy-related measure costs correspond primarily to energy-related objectives, and 20% of energy-related measure costs relate primarily to non-energy objectives.
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  1. Building Science Corporation, Somerville, MA (United States)
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OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--5500-58585; DOE/GO--102013-3929
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Building Science Corporation, Somerville, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Building America Program
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION retrofit; deep energy enclosure retrofits (DER); DER; cost-effectiveness; energy costs; measured performance; national grid; national grid DER airtightness; performance evaluation; performance results; Building America; residential; residential buildings; BSC; Building Science Corporation (BSC)