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Accession Number DE2012-1046290
Title Attic or Roof. An Evaluation of Two Advanced Weatherization Packages.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 64p
Personal Author K. Neuhauser
Abstract This project examines implementation of advanced retrofit measures in the context of a large-scale weatherization program and the archetypal Chicago brick bungalow. One strategy applies best practice air sealing methods and a standard insulation method to the attic floor. The other strategy creates an unvented roof assembly using materials and methods typically available to weatherization contractors. Through implementations of the retrofit strategies in a total of eight (8) test homes, the research found that the two different strategies achieve similar reductions in air leakage measurement (55%) and predicted energy performance (18%) relative to the pre-retrofit conditions.
Keywords Air flow
Attics
Contractors
Evaluation
Houses
Implementation
Leaks
Performance evaluation
Roofs
Sealing
Thermal insulation
Weatherization


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
Corporate Author National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number DE-AC36-08GO28308

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