Historic buildings are a special case in the world of Deep Energy Retrofits, as they bring additional constraints and special structural issues to the forefront. Still, bringing a beloved (but usually energy inefficient) community building into the resource climate of the 21st century is incredibly rewarding.

In this course, designed for architects, engineers, builders, and owners/operators of historic buildings, Marc Rosenbaum looks at some of the key drivers and considerations. Several case studies are reviewed to highlight application of these principles.

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Why one should bother with retrofits, building deficiencies, which factors make a good DER candidate, envelope upgrades, exterior installations, masonry bearing wall buildings, thermal bridging, window considerations… and much more! Marc asks how we can upgrade existing community buildings for another century of service.

Enroll in “Deep Energy Retrofits for Historic Buildings” with Marc for $30

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Instructor Marc Rosenbaum – Director of Engineering, South Mountain Company

Marc Rosenbaum, P.E. uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities which connect us to the natural world, and support both personal and planetary health. He brings this vision, experience and commitment to a collaborative design process, with the goal of profoundly understanding the interconnections between people, place, and systems that generate the best solution for each unique project. Design practiced at its highest level goes beyond efficiency and conservation to create places that regenerate and nurture the natural world and all of its inhabitants. Current areas of concentration include Passive House design, Deep Energy Retrofits, and Net Zero Energy buildings. Projects of his have won awards from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA – four times a winner), ASHRAE (twice a winner), and the Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA). Learn more about Marc here…