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Sustainability, Energy and Architecture by Ali Sayigh

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Chapter 5

Residential Deep Energy Retrofits in Cold Climates

Shawna Henderson,    Bfreehomes Design Ltd, Halifax, NS, Canada

Abstract

This chapter will look at some acceptable and affordable deep energy retrofit measures and techniques for houses in cold climates and the challenges associated with them. It will also discuss the need for architects, planners and designers to understand sustainability impacts at a community/neighborhood level.

Keywords

deep energy retrofit; energy load; Larsen Truss; insulation; space heating; neighborhood; sustainability; cold climate; energy efficiency; existing housing; comfort; occupant health and safety; Model National Energy Code; Net Zero Energy; Equilibrium House; controlled ventilation; heat recovery ventilator; ...

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