Highly energy efficient building envelope retrofits for houses : NH18-22/112-103E

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This research provides design and construction information for retrofitting existing residential wood frame building envelopes to reduce space heating energy use by 75% or more. The research investigates high insulation building envelope retrofits; develops targets for insulation and airtightness values for foundations, walls, windows, doors and roofs; considers building code and zoning implications of changes to the building envelope; and presents details and specifications of practical retrofit strategies for common housing archetypes.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Title Highly energy efficient building envelope retrofits for houses
Series title Research highlight. Technical series 12-103
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Paper
Other formats Electronic-[English]
Publishing information Ottawa - Ontario : Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation June 2012.
Binding Pamphlet
Description 5p. : figs. ; 28 cm.
Catalogue number
  • NH18-22/112-103E
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