56th & Walnut - A Philly Gut Rehab Development

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Load-bearing brick-masonry multifamily buildings are prevalent in urban areas across much of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. In most instances, these buildings are uninsulated unless they have been renovated within the past two decades. Affordable housing capital budgets typically limit what can be spent and energy improvements often take a back seat to basic capital improvements such as interiorfinish upgrades and basic repairs. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings is researching cost-effective solution packages for significant energy efficiency and indoor air-quality improvements in these urban buildings.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages49
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, Connecticut

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-58586

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3930


  • audit
  • bricks
  • building
  • Building America
  • consortium for advanced residential buildings
  • cost-benefit
  • foundation moisture
  • gut renovation
  • inspection
  • masonry
  • multifamily
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • rubble foundation


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