Building Bridges for Efficiency
Deep energy retrofits are not for the faint of heart. There are plenty of minefields along the way that can undermine goals for improved efficiency, durability, comfort, health and safety. This session will begin by looking at a new ‘informed homeowner’ reality looming ahead that will hold home improvement contractors accountable to delivering a better consumer experience. Next, an extensive array of technical challenges integrating home performance upgrades with existing home construction practices will be examined. This includes examples of common building failures that occur where these challenges are not adequately addressed. And finally, three strategies will be identified for delivering home performance improvements at scale that ensure no harm. And that’s a good thing.