Cold Climate Building Enclosure Solutions

Charles Booten, Chuck Booten (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This project investigates the energy performance and cost effectiveness of several state-of-the-art retrofit strategies that could be used in triple-deckers and colonial houses, common house types in New England. Several emerging building enclosure technologies were integrated, including high R-value aerogel and vacuum insulations, in forms that would be energy efficient, flexible for differentretrofit scenarios, durable, and potentially cost-competitive for deep energy retrofits.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages66
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Cambridge, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-55875

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3718


  • aerogel
  • cost effectiveness
  • EE
  • EIFS
  • energy efficiency
  • retrofit
  • vacuum insulation panel
  • VIP


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