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Project Profile: Boyle Residence

Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:31
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The Boyle Residence

Energy assessment identifies breaks in insulation and a substanial interior air leak

the problems

The 3,200 square foot brick Roanoke County home was generally in good condition and built with sustainability in mind. The builder installed abundant insulation in 1990 and oriented the home to receive passive solar radiation. The initial blower door test, however, measured three time higher than the reading indicating significant breaches in the building envelope.

Project Profile: Tiffany Residence

Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:53
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Tiffany house photoThe Tiffany Residence

Home Retrofit Work Minimizes Drafts, Moisture Issues and Gives Heat Pump a Rest

the problems

Built in 1950, this 3400 square foot brick-veneer home presented several heating challenges during winter months. The family room was cold, the front entryway was drafty and the heat pump ran constantly. A geothermal system was installed by a previous owner which worked well in the spring, summer and fall seasons, but expensive electric backup heat was over used during the winter.

Project Profile: Rech Family

Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:15
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 Rech Residence project profile

Troy Rech

Client Makes Home Renovation Project More Cost Effective While Retrofitting Home for Energy Efficiency

the problems

This two-story Colonial was built in 1941 in the city’s South Roanoke neighborhood. Just under 3400 square feet, the home is made of wood frame construction and has a full basement. The owner was interested in making the family’s home more energy efficient while closing in a screened porch. He timed the renovation with the energy retrofit. The attic contained ineffective insulation and unsealed ductwork and windows were present throughout the home. Several ceiling bath fans were unsealed and in need of replacement.

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