BCM showcases local deep-energy retrofit project
Written by TechPurdue // June 8, 2012 // Admitted Students, Alumni & Friends, Building Construction Management, Business & Industry, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Latest College News // 1 Comment
For several Saturdays this summer, a transformed house will be open to the public to showcase energy efficient improvements for existing homes.
The house, located at 2150 Ulen Lane in Lafayette, will be open every Saturday, June 9-July 28, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
A joint effort between the City of Lafayette and Purdue’s Department of Building Construction Management in the College of Technology, the project is considered a deep-energy retrofit. The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Neighborhood Sustainability Program funds.
The retrofit began by gutting the interior to the wall studs. In addition to the energy fixes, the team added a third bedroom, bathroom and rear garage.
The updates in the home include:
- 4.0 kw PV solar system
- Solar tubes in the bathrooms for natural light
- Energy efficient lighting
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures
- Energy Star-rated appliances
- Heat pump water heater
- Better air seals to the attic, in wall plates and around duct work
- Better insulation in the crawl space, walls and attic
- New high-efficiency heating and cooling system
- Triple-pane windows
Read the initial announcement about the deep-energy retrofit project.
Read the official Purdue news release about the project.