Presentation Title

Energy Efficiency in Existing Residential Construction

Presenter Information

Taylor Warriner
Matthew Epstein

Mentor

Bartlomiej Sapeta and Donna Paley

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

Abstract

The objective of our service-learning design project was to perform residential energy assessments on a local Keene resident’s home to understand the energy efficiency of the home and provide cost-effective solutions for improving the home’s energy performance. The research involved on-site building diagnostic testing under the supervision of a professional energy consultant and architecture faculty. After analyzing the data gathered, we found the home was inefficient due to the weak thermal building envelope, poor insulation, air leakage from cracks in the basement, foundation, and the exterior walls, and outdated heating and cooling systems. Our team provided the client with a cost estimate suggesting improvements to the efficiency of the home by replacing windows, doors and insulation. We also included design recommendations for the porch and bay window. Creating a scale model, 3D digital model and drawings provided the client with an overview of the energy project and the redesign concepts.

 
Apr 11th, 11:30 AM Apr 11th, 12:30 PM

Energy Efficiency in Existing Residential Construction

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

The objective of our service-learning design project was to perform residential energy assessments on a local Keene resident’s home to understand the energy efficiency of the home and provide cost-effective solutions for improving the home’s energy performance. The research involved on-site building diagnostic testing under the supervision of a professional energy consultant and architecture faculty. After analyzing the data gathered, we found the home was inefficient due to the weak thermal building envelope, poor insulation, air leakage from cracks in the basement, foundation, and the exterior walls, and outdated heating and cooling systems. Our team provided the client with a cost estimate suggesting improvements to the efficiency of the home by replacing windows, doors and insulation. We also included design recommendations for the porch and bay window. Creating a scale model, 3D digital model and drawings provided the client with an overview of the energy project and the redesign concepts.