Multifamily Ventilation Retrofits for Energy Savings

November/December 2012
A version of this article appears in the November/December 2012 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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November 01, 2012
Ever wonder if there’s something you’re missing with a multifamily audit—a missed opportunity for energy savings or better indoor air quality (IAQ)? Think about the exhaust ventilation systems that you might have left untouched. It’s true—as most tenants will tell you—that they seldom work well. Residents report noise from fans and other apartments, smoke and smells from other apartments, drafts, and too much or too little airflow. Exhaust systems may be passed over during an audit because they seem hard to measure and to retrofit, but there are more options than you may realize.

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