Community-Scale Attic Retrofit and Home Energy Upgrade Data Mining

M. Berman, P. Smith, J. Jackson

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Residential retrofit is an essential element of any comprehensive strategy for improving residential energy efficiency, yet remains a challenging proposition to sell to homeowners due to low levels of awareness and lack of financial incentive. The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) implemented a project to increase residential retrofits in Davis, CA called Retrofit Your Attic developed and appropriate data sets were uploaded to the Building America Field Data Repository (BAFDR). ARBI also synthesized marketing and outreach results from these programs to develop lessons learned. Two key conclusions are: 1) a broad based public awareness campaign is needed to increase understanding of the makeup and benefits of residential retrofits; 2) a dramatic shift is needed so that efficient homes are appraised and valued at higher levels. The SAVE Act, proposed bipartisan federal legislation [S.1106], offers one way to accomplish this.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Alliance for Residential Buildings, Davis, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-63932

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102015-4644


  • arbi
  • attic insulation
  • Building America
  • community scale
  • HEA
  • HEU
  • pre- and post retrofit energy use
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • retrofit


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