The Next Step Toward Widespread Residential Deep Energy Retrofits

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


The complexity of deep energy retrofits warrants additional training to successfully manage multiple improvements that will change whole house air, heat, and moisture flow dynamics. The home performance contracting industry has responded to these challenges by aggregating skilled labor for assessment of and implementation under one umbrella. Two emerging business models are profiled that seek toresolve many of the challenges, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats described for the conventional business models.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages66
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), Cocoa, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-57978

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3901


  • Building America
  • deep energy enclosure retrofits (DER)
  • remodeling industry
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • retrofit business models
  • retrofit delivery


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