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Energy Retrofits for Older Vermont Buildings

May 25, 2021

Architects, Builders, General Contractors, HVAC Contractors, Lighting Designers

Using 1-2 case studies, the panelists will focus an hour on each of the major considerations of a retrofit:

  1. Foundation and basement/crawlspace floors
  2. Exterior frame: walls and roofs
  3. Windows & doors, including general leakage 
  4. Finishes, both exterior and interior and including chimneys/fireplaces
  5. Mechanical systems & solar generation, including electrical

The remaining hour will be 15 minutes at the beginning as the overview – ethics and a suggested approach-- plus 45 minutes at the end to address why this approach is important, including the problems of many energy raters. Resources such as sources of incentives and of preservation guidance will be shared as handouts.

There will be a half hour break for people to eat lunch as well as small breaks during the day.

Additional Information

Hosted by Building Safety Association with the following presenters: Judy L. Hayward (Preservation Education Institute and Historic Windsor Inc.); Bob Neeld (Engineering Ventures) – structural engineer; Tom Perry (New Leaf Design) -- builder; Chuck Reiss (Reiss Building and Renovation) - builder; Alex Tolstoi (VT Property Preservation Consultants and Preservation Trust of VT); Sandra Vitzthum (Sandra Vitzthum Architect) -- architect

Attendance limited to 50 participants.

Eligible for 6 AIA -LU/HSW professional credits; BPI credits may be available.

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