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UHC Lecture Series 2008 8) High-Performance Residential Rehab

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 · 6:30 PM
LivingRoom Realty, 1530 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL

8. High-Performance Residential Rehab


Lecturer: Dave Hampton, Echo Studio
Date/time: Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30pm
Location: LivingRoom Realty
1530 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL (map)
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Lecture summary

Rehabilitating and renovating existing buildings for very different clients - a family and a speculative residential developer - required rethinking preconceived notions of sustainability. Through a collaborative design and construction administration process and close attention to detailing the thermal envelope, cost-effective choices brought energy high-performance into the realm of possibility for the average homeowner or developer.
A brief discussion of the merits of various green building standards such as Energy Star and LEED for Homes will also be included.
A question and answer session and discussion will follow the lecture.

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