Retrofit of a Multi-Family Mass Masonry Building in New England

Abstract

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) has partnered with Building Science Corpora- tion to provide high performance affordable housing for 10 families in the retrofit of an existing brick building (a former convent) into condominiums.
The condominium conversion project will contribute to several areas of space conditioning, water heating, and enclosures research. Enclosure items include insulation of mass masonry building on the interior, airtightness of these types of retrofits, multi-unit building compartmentalization, window selection and roof insulation strategies. Mechanical system items include combined hydronic and space heating systems with hydronic distribution in small (low load) units, and ventilation system retrofits for multifamily buildings.

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  • http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/bareports/ba-1302-retrofit-multifamily-mass-masonry-building-new-england/view Orginating URL
  • 1 February 2013 Year of publication
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  • New England Relevant region
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