Salem Heights Apartments, an affordable multifamily property in Massachusetts, recently underwent a deep energy retrofit to achieve passive house performance. This case study highlights the retrofit design strategies that enable 60% energy use reduction and show the integrated benefit of efficiency improvements, electrification, and solar. Specific strategies are described for the building envelope, exterior insulation, HVAC, and solar energy.

Date
May 18, 2024
Authors
RMI
Decarb Topics
  • Building Envelope
  • Decarbonization
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retrofit
  • Solar
Resource Type
  • Case Study