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Title: Technology Solutions Case Study: Cost Analysis of Roof-Only Air Sealing and Insulation Strategies on 1-1/2 Story Homes in Cold Climates, Minneapolis, MN

This case study describes the External Thermal and Moisture Management System developed by the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership. This system is typically used in deep energy retrofits and is a valuable approach for the roof-only portions of existing homes, particularly the 1 1/2-story home. It is effective in reducing energy loss through the building envelope, improving building durability, reducing ice dams, and providing opportunities to improve occupant comfort and health.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1220423
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4453
7026
Research Org:
NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; NORTHERNSTAR; BUILDING AMERICA; OVERCOAT; ROOF; 1 1/2-STORY HOUSE; EXTERIOR RIGID INSULATION; CONTINUOUS AIR AND WATER BARRIER; ETMMS; VENTILATION