Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Improvement for Existing Homes: An Engineering Approach

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Providing a proven set of energy efficiency measures and opportunities for saving energy and reducing operating costs for existing homes, this volume presents general tools and procedures for performing home weatherization such as insulation improvements as well as methods to reduce air leakage. The author describes several techniques and technologies that can reduce energy use or operating costs, including methods to retrofit existing homes to be net-zero energy buildings. Each chapter contains simplified calculation methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of various efficiency measures. The final chapter offers a series of case studies including examples of weatherized homes.
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About the author

Moncef Krarti is professor, associate chair, and director of the building systems program for the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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CRC Press
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Published on
Apr 19, 2016
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Pages
434
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ISBN
9781439851630
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English
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Business & Economics / Industries / Natural Resource Extraction
Technology & Engineering / Construction / General
Technology & Engineering / Environmental / General
Technology & Engineering / Industrial Design / General
Technology & Engineering / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
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