Case Studies

With the Pilot Project, Green & Main will exhibit the inventive applications of many best practices and how to blend building science, design, and environmental methods to transform neighborhoods and communities.

We are grateful that the Green & Main Pilot Project has been the subject of case studies. Research and scientific data drive the decisions on every aspect of Green & Main, and a desired outcome is research and best practices for replicating sustainable renovations for building similar to our Pilot Project.

Please take time to read the following case studies to learn more about these important subjects and disciplines.

Cost-Benefit Analysis for Retrofit Building

Abstract: Cost-benefit analysis for energy efficiency in a small scale retrofit building in Des Moines: Precedent Comparison

Written by: Jamie Morin, Ulrike Passe

Funded by: Center for Building Energy Research on the campus of Iowa State University

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