June 21, 2012


Building Science Corporation seeks to further the energy efficiency market for cold climate, New England area retrofits by supporting projects based on solid building science fundamentals and verified implementation. The utility company National Grid engaged BSC as a partner to develop guidelines for its Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot Program. In addition to guideline development, BSC has acted as a consultant for these projects and others following similar retrofit strategies. Costs of each project are presented, with an attempt to isolate the costs of measures specific to DERs and not regular home maintenance and aesthetic upgrades. Finally, occupant feedback from the retrofits is discussed to determine overall satisfaction with the retrofit efforts. For more information about retrofits, see Popular Topics/Energy Efficient Retrofits.