UBC Undergraduate Research

“The How-To Guide to a More Efficient Home” : Project Report Yu, Jennifer; Yogendran, Melinda; Hermanson, Virginia

Abstract

The intention of the guide is to provide homeowners with a centralized resource that supports them in carrying out a sustainable home retrofit in Maple Ridge and other municipalities throughout British Columbia. Our work was motivated by the current lack of resources available to those wishing to improve the efficiency of their home, and our interactions with individuals from the building industry. The toolkit was compiled using information and data gathered from existing resources, and structured to be navigated by homeowners with limited knowledge of energy efficient home retrofits. Open access to this resource should serve to support those wishing to retrofit their home with helpful information and suggestions. In addition, we hope that the information will also serve as a calltoaction to homeowners not yet committed to completing a home efficiency retrofit.

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