15 Mar '13, 6pm

Excellent read on (non?) payback of weatherstripping.

Excellent read on (non?) payback of weatherstripping.

The second evaluation study, done with colleagues at Virginia Tech (Randolph, Greely, and Hill, 1991), looked at homes in Virginia’s weatherization program in 1988–89, prior to the training we provided that would fundamentally change their approach to weatherization. In 1988 and ’89, Virginia crews were using blower doors and achieving large reductions in whole-house air leakage, mostly with weather strip and caulk—lots and lots of caulk! The median savings being achieved for the 188 houses in the final reliable sample? Only 6.5 site MBtu/yr (6%) for gas-heated homes and 1.5 site MBtu/yr (4%) for electrically heated homes. There are two data points from this study particularly relevant to the topic at hand. First, houses that received infiltration reduction work only (weather stripping, caulking, window and door repair) showed no energy savings. Second, the median infiltra...

Full article: http://www.homeenergy.org/show/article/magazine/128/nav/i...

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