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Energy retrofits and remodels

Developed by Richard Stone, Extension Educator in Housing Technology

View the Energy Retrofits and Remodels presentation

Whether you are a professional remodeling contractor running multiple projects or a homeowner considering an energy saving improvement project for your own home, you want to achieve the best possible results for your investment of time and effort.

Making changes to homes, like working on cars, has become more complex as features have been added. Maintaining or upgrading a home requires an understanding of its existing and proposed systems and how they interact with each other. Bring added value to the planning of home improvement projects by testing to establish the baseline performance of the home and its systems. Test the home again at completion to confirm that project goals have been met and the home is operating safely and efficiently.

This narrated slide show is intended to provide basic knowledge and understanding of the tools and processes that are used during a Home Performance Assessment. The presentation is divided into nine topics:

Each section has two to five slides and ends with a navigation page to access other topics.  The section on Resource Links allows the viewer to navigate outside of the presentation and learn more about national certifications and Home Performance services available in Minnesota.

Turn on your computer’s sound and speakers before viewing the presentation.

This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota Department of Commerce through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

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