[Greenbuilding] Exterior insulation retrofit

John Straube jfstraube at gmail.com
Tue May 17 06:42:18 PDT 2011

Being done all the time in North America.  Although this really only got common in the last decade.  I expect to see a lot more.
The problem is, you have to like the look of stucco, which is not always what is wanted, and the impact resistance of EIFS leaves lots to be desired.

On 2011-05-17, at 9:27 AM, Norman Feldman wrote:

> In April I heard an architect describe how they're using EIFS insulation in Germany and Austria to insulate existing buildings from the exterior. They apply EIFS panels to the outside of the building while tenants are in the building then, once the insulation is done, bring the windows out. I will forward more about this offlist if anyone wants.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exterior_Insulation_Finishing_System

Dr John Straube, P.Eng.
Associate Professor
University of Waterloo
Dept of Civil Eng. & School of Architecture

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