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Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitored results from 10 Northern California case studies

Deep Energy Retrofits
Friday, November 30
Noon – 1:30pm
1.5 CES  LUs

Hosted by Committee on the Environment (COTE)

Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitored results from 10 Northern California case studies

Deep Energy Retrofits aim to save at least 50% total energy in homes. This particular project goes a little deeper to 70% savings – the target set out by the Affordable Comfort 1000 home challenge . The objectives of this study are to demonstrate how to get to low energy savings and to document how to identify aspects of each home that are working well and those that are less successful so that others can learn from these pioneering efforts.

Presented by Jeremy Fisher, LBNL and Brennan Less, LBNL.

About the Presenters:

Jeremy Fisher is completing his Master’s degree at UC Berkeley and is a Limited Research Associate with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Residential Building Systems Group. He has worked in the construction industry for 16 years, is a LEED accredited professional and certified green builder. In the last four years he has managed three LEED platinum projects in both commercial and residential construction. Jeremy co-manages the group’s energy end-use monitoring of deep energy retrofits (DER) in Northern California. His current research explores how DER design, construction and user behavior influence overall performance. Additionally Jeremy is focused on helping improve the flow of information between our work and the local architecture, engineering and construction industry.

Brennan Less has been building, testing or researching high performance homes for the past six years. He has filled the roles of carpenter, construction manager, energy auditor, energy modeler, green products salesman, and building science researcher and student. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Architecture at UC Berkeley. He works in the Residential Building Systems Group at LBNL, where he manages a two year performance monitoring study of residential deep energy retrofits in California.

Learning Objectives:  

1. Learn how a variety of approaches can be used to achieve deep energy cuts in existing homes.
2. Understand what elements of projects were successful, and which ones may have been detrimental to success.
3. Grasp how to define success in a Deep Retrofit project and discover what drives it.
4. Learn about cutting edge energy efficient building practices and energy monitoring techniques.

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