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Title: Technology Solutions Case Study: Insulated Siding Retrofit in a Cold Climate

In this study, the U.S. Department of Energy’s team Building America Partner¬ship for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC) worked with Kinsley Construction Company to evaluate the real-world performance of insulated sid¬ing when applied to an existing home. A 1960s home was selected for analysis. It is located in a cold climate (zone 6) where the addition of insulated siding and a carefully detailed water-resistive barrier have the potential to offer significant benefits. In particular, the team quantified building airtightness and heating energy use as a function of outdoor temperatures before and after the installa¬tion of the insulated siding.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1220464
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102015-4604
7077
Research Org:
BA-PIRC
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; BA-PIRC; BUILDING AMERICA; INSULATED SIDING; CLIMATE ZONE 6; WATER RESISTANT BARRIER