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2017-05

This project addresses a national need in preservation technology to educate the public on best practices for energy improvement retrofits to older homes. The research measured the actual energy use impact ofone significant retrofit-installation ofthe radiant barrier-in six case study homes, one story high, historic, and small. The average home size is 1,381 square feet; the median is almost identical at 1,404 square feet. The research project concerns building performance before and after the energy retrofit. The particular retrofit evaluated, a radiant barrier, is relatively inexpensive and straightforward to install within existing homes, thus suggesting high potential value as a retrofit

The research measured the actual energy use impact of one significant retrofit-installation ofthe radiant barrier-in six case study homes, one story high, historic, and small. The average home size is 1,381 square feet; the median is almost identical at 1,404 square feet. The research project concerns building performance before and after the energy retrofit. The particular retrofit evaluated, a radiant barrier, is relatively inexpensive and straightforward to install within existing homes, thus suggesting high potential value as a retrofit.

This project was funded through a grant from NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

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645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119