Mid-December Building Update

This fall we made four energy efficiency upgrades to the co-op building made possible by Green Gap Funding LLC.  Founded in 2012, Green Gap Funding is made up of local investors interested in accelerating Keene’s progress towards a greener future. They raise funds through equity investment and loan it to suitable development projects. Our Co-op is their very first project!

Spray foam insulation, added to the wall cavities, makes for a more energy efficient co-op.

Spray foam insulation, added to the wall cavities, makes for a more energy efficient co-op.

Building upgrades summary:

  • We added 2″ rigid foam under the slab, improving insulation from R0 to R10
  • We improved the wall insulation from R20 to R31
  • We improved our roof insulation by adding additional foam changing the insulation from R20 to R40
  • We upgraded our double pane windows to triple pane which increased our insulation from R2.22 to R4.17

2012-12-04 09.16.50Outside the building, crews added exterior masonry and if you visit the construction site now, you’ll see green covering most of the building.  That’s the air barrier covering the wall insulation.

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