Retrofitting our Residences for a Low Carbon Future

Retrofitting our Residences for a Low Carbon Future

Date: 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Northeastern University's Sustainable Buildings Organization (NUSBO) invited Rachel White and Josy Raycroft to participate in their weekly speaker series. NUSBO's mission is to engage and connect students interested in the field of sustainable building and foster multi-disciplinary relationships between students, educators and professionals in the industry.

Rachel and Josy's presentation featured case studies of a range of residential retrofit projects—from modest insulation upgrades to deep energy retrofits—as well as measured energy and carbon savings for these projects. They also spoke about embodied carbon and the importance of thinking about the carbon payback period when planning a retrofit project.