Deep Energy Retrofit with Tenants in Place

Retrofitting existing buildings with occupants in place will be key to meeting our emissions reductions targets. This session will explore how a project team planned and executed a retrofit to target net-zero energy use, improve thermal comfort and air quality, protect the building from moisture, meet historic guidelines, and stay within a realistic budget – all while keeping the building occupied. Expect hands-on insights as the project team guides you through strategies on how to leverage financing mechanisms for historic rehabilitation and solar tax credits, how to design and quality-assure enclosure and mechanical systems, and how to safely perform blower-door-guided air-sealing. You’ll see that, done correctly, air-sealing flat-roofed buildings is not that hard – a lesson relevant to Boston’s Triple Decker Initiative.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Room / Location:
Harbor 1

Experience Level: 

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
BPI 1.5 hours
GBCI 1.0 BD+C, ID+C, O+M, WELL hours
MA CSL 1.5 hour Energy #CS-8623+8624
RESNET 1.5 hours

Session ID: 

BOS19-224