Byggmeister Test Home: Analysis and Initial Results of Cold Climate Wood-Framed Home Retrofit

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


BSC seeks to further the energy efficiency market for New England area retrofit projects by supporting projects that are based on solid building science fundamentals and verified implementation. With the high exposure of energy efficiency and retrofit terminology being used in the general media at this time, it is important to have evidence that measures being proposed will in fact benefit thehomeowner through a combination of energy savings, improved durability, and occupant comfort. There are several basic areas of research to which the technical report for these test homes can be expected to contribute. These include the combination of measures that is feasible, affordable and acceptable to homeowners as well as expectations versus results. Two Byggmeister multi-family test homesin Massachusetts are examined with the goal of providing case studies that could be applied to other similar New England homes.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages47
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-56250

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3759


  • air barrier systems
  • brick freeze/thaw
  • Building America
  • Building Science Corporation (BSC)
  • deep energy enclosure retrofits (DER)
  • enclosure systems
  • moisture control
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • retrofit


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