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Senior citizens retrofits

Technical Report:

Abstract

The Seniors' Residential Retrofitting Project was Yukon's most ambitious CREDA, funded demonstration with a total cost of $460,000. The project undertook to demonstrate energy-efficient retrofitting techniques in 38 homes and two apartment complexes for senior citizens. At the same time, the project strove to train Yukon tradesmen in retrofitting techniques, thus creating a local industry and employment within this industry. To this end, two training courses were given for local tradesmen and contractors, the first of their kind in Canada. The training part of the project was given equal importance as the actual demonstration part. Three levels of retrofit work were done on the homes of senior citizens. Level one included caulking, weatherstripping, furnace servicing, and installation of water flow restrictors, water heater blankets and timers. The level two retrofit included the treatment in level one, plus upgrading windows and the insulation levels in walls and ceilings. A level three retrofit involved a total rewrap of the building shell with some of the features in levels one and two incorporated. The demonstration program included the following steps: initial contact with senior citizens; energy audit on each house; determination of level of retrofit work based on individual audit results; contract packages  More>>
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Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1985
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
YEDT-3766-4-3; CE-02922
Reference Number:
CANM-90-005368; EDB-90-085890; ERA-15-032488
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; APARTMENT BUILDINGS; RETROFITTING; THERMAL INSULATION; BUILDING MATERIALS; CONSTRUCTION; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; DIFFUSION BARRIERS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; RECOMMENDATIONS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; YUKON TERRITORY; BUILDINGS; CANADA; EFFICIENCY; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; 320105* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Services- (1987-); 320107 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Systems- (1987-)
OSTI ID:
6881507
Research Organizations:
Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, ON (Canada); Yukon Territory Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism, Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1.
Submitting Site:
CANM
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Pages: (147 p)
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Not Available. Senior citizens retrofits. Canada: N. p., 1985. Web.
Not Available. Senior citizens retrofits. Canada.
Not Available. 1985. "Senior citizens retrofits." Canada.
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title = {Senior citizens retrofits}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {The Seniors' Residential Retrofitting Project was Yukon's most ambitious CREDA, funded demonstration with a total cost of $460,000. The project undertook to demonstrate energy-efficient retrofitting techniques in 38 homes and two apartment complexes for senior citizens. At the same time, the project strove to train Yukon tradesmen in retrofitting techniques, thus creating a local industry and employment within this industry. To this end, two training courses were given for local tradesmen and contractors, the first of their kind in Canada. The training part of the project was given equal importance as the actual demonstration part. Three levels of retrofit work were done on the homes of senior citizens. Level one included caulking, weatherstripping, furnace servicing, and installation of water flow restrictors, water heater blankets and timers. The level two retrofit included the treatment in level one, plus upgrading windows and the insulation levels in walls and ceilings. A level three retrofit involved a total rewrap of the building shell with some of the features in levels one and two incorporated. The demonstration program included the following steps: initial contact with senior citizens; energy audit on each house; determination of level of retrofit work based on individual audit results; contract packages drawn up and put to tender; monitoring of fuel records and air-tightness tests both before and after retrofit; and tabulation of data and information transfer. 10 figs., 4 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1985}
month = {Feb}
}