Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency
In the United States today, 40% of all energy is consumed by insulated buildings. To improve the insulation of buildings, a new technology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been developed known as Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency. Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency utilizes a unique four step process to provide custom- built insulation that is attached to the outside of a building as shown in the figure below:
The first of the four steps starts by scanning an entire building with lasers. Second, the laser scan documentation is then analyzed and entered into a computer model. Using the computer model, each custom-fit panel is then fabricated. Lastly, the custom-fit panels are easily installed piece by piece to create an air-tight finish on the building and improve the insulation.
Unlike any other processes on the market, Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency provides custom-fabrication and is tailored to each building. Additionally, the process is the first to stream-line pre- fabrication directly to delivery, limiting the number of site visits. This stream-lined process results in high performance insulation that is less costly than current options on the market for new and old buildings that ultimately leads to more energy efficient buildings.
- Improves insulation for new and old buildings.
- Creates an air-tight seal.
- Stream-lined delivery process.
- More energy efficient buildings.