Deep Energy Retrofit (DER): Wood Frame, Climate Zones 4-8 (DWG Files)
CAD drawings can be cut, pasted, edited, and customized to form the basis of a complete approach to airsealing and vapor control required by your next high performance construction project.
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Disclaimer: The following drawings are diagramatic and are not intended for direct use. A professional architect, engineer, or builder must evaluate and customize per specific project requirements.
THE SMART ENCLOSURE SYSTEM
We need to build buildings that are very energy efficient carbon sinks that are carbon negative - not in 50 years, but on day one. The Smart Enclosure meets these goals, maximizing climate impact, while providing affordable, healthy, safe and ecological assemblies.
The Smart Enclosure system isn’t a one size fits all prescription, but a range of strategies that can be made project and site specific. While the context may vary, the solutions strive to deliver these shared goals:
- Lowered embodied carbon & Greater carbon sequestration
- More natural materials & Lower toxicity
- 100+ year durability with Smart vapor control and airtightness
- Integration of enclosures into whole building design
The more we realize these principles, the smarter the enclosure becomes. The enclosure is a complete system, a system whose intelligence is built into the structural fabric. Smart qualities are not about tech gadgets that require rebooting, repairs and worse. The smarts should passively reside in the architecture.