Introduction to Existing Building Retrofits


This program introduces building retrofits as a method to achieve green building standards by adapting existing structures. While a building retrofit may have several types of interventions, participants will learn how effective air sealing will improve overall occupant comfort, health, and safety. This includes a detailed look at sources of air leakage and the various methods to address this infiltration. Several real-world examples will demonstrate the importance of identifying source of air leakage, investigating existing conditions, and proper detailing.


Learning Objectives


  1. Define building retrofits and identify goals of interventions.
  2. Illustrate how effective air sealing can help achieve goals of retrofit.
  3. Identify common sources of air leakage.
  4.  Explain how to implement air sealing in a building retrofit.



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