Lecture: A Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study

A Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study

A Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Riverside Public Library

The Riverside Public Library and the Frederick Olmsted Society Co-sponsor a Lecture
A Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study
by Marcus de la Fleur

Energy efficient upgrades to Chicago’s building stock can provide excellent opportunities to make the home more economic to run, operate, maintain, and own, and provide a significantly healthier and more comfortable environment to live in. This deep energy retrofit of a typical Chicago two-flat is an excellent case study on how to incorporate energy conservation strategies into existing homes. Efficiency measures discussed: insulation strategies, a high efficiency heating system, plumbing that effectively delivers hot water and mechanical ventilation with built-in heat exchanger.

Marcus de la Fleur is a Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) and vanguard in the application of green technologies. Sustainable landscape design with ecologically sound stormwater management as well as energy conservation in existing buildings are the focus of his work. Marcus recently delved deep into the field of building science by conducting a successful deep energy retrofit of his 100+ year old Chicago two flat. He earned his Horticultural Diploma from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, U.K. Marcus has contributed to multiple sustainable projects, some of them LEED certified, and has extensive field experience in sustainable technologies through his past work in Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain.