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The goal of the Revitalize Home is to “redefine” how contractors and homeowners typically think of renovation by going beyond typical, surface renovation upgrades and addressing and improving the overall performance of the existing homes’ building envelope.

A coordinated effort between The Dow Chemical Company and local contractors, this beautifully remodeled home features many energy-saving products and solutions, both inside and out. With no other structural or mechanical improvements, such as window replacement or HVAC upgrades, the Revitalize Home delivered impressive results:

  • 35% improvement on energy efficiency score (HERs rating) - click on HERS index to the right for more information
  • 30% savings on monthly energy costs
  • 33% reduction in CO2 emissions per year, significantly lowering the environmental footprint
  • Lowered air exchange rate by 2,011 cfm50 to 811 cfm50*

With just a few simple and affordable insulation and air sealing upgrades, it’s easy to enhance the overall durability and longevity of a home that also delivers improved comfort, indoor air quality (health), and energy savings.



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*Airflow at a pressure difference of 50 Pascals; based on Building Knowledge, Inc. emissions report completed for the Revitalize Home using pre-renovation stats as a comparison.
**Source: Department of Energy