Scalable Multifamily Retrofits: Case Studies from Energiesprong & Two US Practitioners - Self Study

Online

Authors: Chris Benedict, Margo Valdes, Ian Shapiro

Subjects: Green Building: Building Science, Green Building: Sustainable Building

Description

This course was originally presented at BuildingEnergy Boston 2020, a conference presented by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

Energiesprong and practitioners selected by RetrofitNY are developing standardized and scalable methods to achieve whole-building near-zero energy retrofits while maintaining multifamily tenants in place. Energiesprong, based in Europe, has successfully transformed 4,500 affordable units and RetrofitNY is currently in proof-of-concept phase.

The session will provide an introduction to standardized retrofits for multifamily housing, an overview of the best practices in Europe, and the practical implementation in the US market. Two case studies by US practitioners participating in NYSERDA’s RetrofitNY program will focus on the design process, off-site panelization, the use of laser scanning, construction cost, and funding requirements.

The first is a wood-framed 24 unit building employing a panelized approach and the second is a four-story masonry building that will receive a high-R EIFS exterior and high-performance HVAC.

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Learning Objectives

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Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.

Authors

Chris Benedict

Owner, Chris Benedict, R.A.

Chris Benedict is a licensed Architect in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Washington D.C. She is a graduate of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York City. Before starting her own architectural firm in 1995 she managed retail, commercial and residential projects for four architectural firms in New York City. Chris is a sought...[more]

Margo Valdes

Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Comfort, Inc.

Margo Valdes is a Senior Project Manager at Sustainable Comfort, Inc. with offices in Worcester, MA & Syracuse, NY. Margo has worked for over 10 years in the building performance industry providing consulting and certifications for new and existing buildings. After working on thousands of new construction units, Margo has found her passion working on existing buildings,...[more]

Ian Shapiro

Principal, Taitem Engineering

Ian founded Taitem Engineering, Ithaca, NY, in 1989. He is the co-author of the books Green Building Illustrated (2014) and Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings (2016), both published by Wiley. Green Building Illustrated has been translated into several languages, and the second edition is due out in the fall of 2020. He has been a visiting lecturer...[more]

Course Outline

Scalable Multifamily Retrofits: Case Studies from Energiesprong & Two US Practitioners

  • Scalable Multifamily Retrofits: Case Studies from Energiesprong & Two US Practitioners (Video - 01:30:56 hours)
  • Presentation Materials (Download .pdf)

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