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Deep Energy Retrofit of Buildings; Technical and Business Strategies
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The Federal Facilities Council of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in partnership with the International Energy Agency EBC Program Annex 61, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. General Services Administration, the ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy present this forum.

9/15/2016 to 9/16/2016
When: Thursday & Friday, September 15-16, 2016
Where: National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Contact: Alexander Zhivov

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When buildings are renovated the energetic targets are usually kept to the minimum requirements resulting in a reduction of energy use in typical retrofit projects between 10 and 20%. Considered from the perspective of a life cycle of a typical building, this approach is a "lost opportunity." Recent research from actual executed energy projects around the globe shows that energy reduction can exceed 50%, and that renovated buildings can cost effectively achieve the passive house standard or even approach a net zero energy status.

The Forum will include presentations addressing the following topics:

  • Energy requirements with major renovation projects
  • What is Deep Energy Retrofit and what does it mean for different building types, usages, climates and economic framework
  • Deep Energy Retrofit case studies from around the globe
  • Core technologies bundle to achieve Deep Energy Retrofit
  • How can quality assurance be achieved
  • Economics of Deep Energy Retrofit
  • With which business and financial models for Deep Energy Retrofit projects can be carried out cost effectively

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