A properly designed and connected building envelope is essential to a high performance building. The envelope is the shell of the building that separates the indoors from the outdoors. Common weaknesses in the building envelope (often found at joints connecting building assemblies) are a major cause of excessive energy consumption, uncomfortable spaces and building durability issues.
B|E Retrofit specializes in identifying and repairing the building envelope weaknesses that lead to high energy consumption and common building problems.
Leaky buildings force HVAC equipment to work overtime in order to maintain the desired indoor environment. HVAC equipment constantly struggles to replace and recondition air being lost through the building envelope, leading to extended system run times, premature system breakdown and high energy bills.
The stress that air leakage puts on HVAC equipment is significant. Retrofit projects to restore building envelope continuity can realize a simple payback in as little as 3.5 years.
Solving Common Building Problems
Building material deterioration, uncomfortable spaces, moisture problems and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues often have one culprit: a leaky building envelope. A leaky building cannot contain or control air exchange between interior spaces and the outside; the resulting unwanted heat, air and moisture transfer can wreak havoc on building enclosures.
The extensive list of problems that can be solved by retrofitting the building envelope may surprise you.
Is your building energy efficient, comfortable and durable? Contact us to learn more about how we can help with your retrofit project. Email: hello@BERETROFIT.com or Tel: 617-964-4400.
B|E Retrofit improves commercial, institutional and industrial building envelope performance throughout Massachusetts, New England and the US, lowering energy costs and solving common building problems through weatherization, air sealing and building envelope retrofits.
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