Town of Topsfield, MA

Design-Build Engineer: Northern Energy Services

B|E Retrofit’s comprehensive audit, weatherization design and installation services help Topsfield meet its energy savings targets as a Green Community in Massachusetts.

The Challenge

The buildings in Topsfield – as with most municipalities – spanned many generations and styles of construction. Experience in addressing air infiltration and heat loss in all types of buildings was necessary: expertise in stick-built and structural concrete buildings, in pitched roof and flat roof structures as well as in old and new construction.

Installation was most convenient for Topsfield during normal business hours, so minimizing disruptions for building occupants and staff was an important part of impressing our partner and the building owner.

The Solution

B|E Retrofit’s experience and knowledge across all commercial, institutional and residential construction styles provided seamless design and installation at all of the buildings: the Library and Town Hall in the Town Common Historic District, the new DPW garage building, and the 2 schools each with multiple generations of additions.

B|E’s professional and courteous installation team communicated and worked effectively with building occupants and staff ensuring a smooth path to close-out. The building envelope measures included in the scope of work were:

  • Attic Insulation
  • Roof-Wall Intersection and Soffit Overhang Air Sealing
  • Door Weather Stripping
  • Window Weather Stripping
  • Window Casing Caulking

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Why B|E Retrofit?


B|E Retrofit provides accurate and reliable reporting to make every phase of the project run smoothly, from the IGA to close-out.

Expert Team

Industry-leading, in-house design, project management and installation for every generation, size and style of construction.


B|E hires and trains professionals with the personality required to work in existing buildings and alongside occupants, staff and other trades.

Call the professional team at B|E for hassle-free weatherization installation.