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Title: Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems, Lawrence, Massachusetts

The conversion of an older Massachusetts building into condominiums illustrates a safe, durable, and cost-effective solution for heating and ventilation systems that can potentially benefit millions of multifamily buildings. In this project, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) partnered with U.S. Department of Energy Building America team Building Science Corporation (BSC) to provide high performance affordable housing for 10 families in the retrofit of an existing mass masonry building (a former convent).
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Building Science Corporation (BSC)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
residential; residential buildings; BSC; Building America; retrofit; budget constrain; multi-family; mass masonry building; enclosure; space conditioning; water heating; freeze-thaw; rebates; incentives; wall retrofit; air barrier; airtighness; air sealing; compartmentalization; window selection; roof insulation; combined hydronic and space heating system; hydronic distribution; ventilation