Measure Guideline: Deep Energy Enclosure Retrofit for Double-Stud Walls

Stacey Rothgeb, B. Pettit, H. Loomis, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This Measure Guideline describes a deep energy enclosure retrofit (DEER) solution that provides insulation to the interior of the wall assembly with the use of a double stud wall. The guide describes two approaches to retrofitting the existing the walls: one involving replacement of the existing cladding, and the other that leaves the existing cladding in place. It discusses the design principles related to the use of various insulation types, and provides strategies and procedures for implementing the double stud wall retrofit. It also evaluates important moisture-related and indoor air quality measures that need to be implemented to achieve a durable, high performance wall.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages37
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Westford, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-63818

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102015-4633


  • BSC
  • Building America
  • deep energy enclosure retrofits (DER)
  • deep energy enclosure retrofits (DER)
  • double stud walls
  • enclosure retrofit
  • interior insulation
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • retrofit


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