ENERGY STAR for Homes & LEED for Homes Retrofit

Jimmy Fera, SWA Sustainability Consultant, goes through everything you need to get your next home the energy star designation with the latest version of Energy Star. ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments are at least 10% more energy efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today.

Maureen Mahle, Managing Director of Sustainable Housing Services at SWA,  presents a case study of the retrofit of her own 1915 home, in the spirit of learning from our mistakes. She’ll highlight the tough choices when energy, indoor air quality, existing conditions, and budget constraints intersect; the easiest and toughest credits for rehabs under LEED v4; building performance test results throughout the renovation, and 5 years of utility data pegged to each major upgrade.

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