Deep Energy Retrofits for Historic Buildings - Self Study


Author: Marc Rosenbaum

Subjects: Green Building: Zero Net Energy, Green Building: Building Science, Green Building: Sustainable Building

Length: 1 module

21 students are interested in this course


Historic buildings are a special case in the world of Deep Energy Retrofits, as they bring additional constraints and special structural issues to the forefront. Still, bringing a beloved (but usually energy inefficient) community building into the resource climate of the 21st century is incredibly rewarding.

In this presentation, designed for architects, engineers, builders, and owners/operators of historic buildings, Marc looks at some of the key drivers and considerations. Several case studies are reviewed to highlight application of these principles.

Enroll and learn about...
--Why one should bother with retrofits
--Building deficiencies
--Which factors make a good DER candidate
--Envelope upgrades
--Exterior installations
--Masonry bearing wall buildings
--Thermal bridging
--Window considerations
...and much more!

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Self Paced Online Course

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials on your own pace.

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Earn A Certificate Of Completion

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Marc Rosenbaum

Director of Engineering, South Mountain Company

Marc Rosenbaum, P.E. uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities which connect us to the natural world, and support both personal and planetary health. He brings this vision, experience and commitment to a collaborative design process, with the goal of profoundly understanding the interconnections between people, place, and...[more]

Course Outline

Watch Marc's Lecture

Watch Marc Rosenbaum's lecture, titled: "Another Century of Service? Historic Buildings in a Changing World"

  • Lecture: "Another Century of Service? Historic Buildings in a Changing World" (Video)

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