Energy Trust updates the Home Retrofit Specifications Manual each year to reflect changes in program requirements, input from field staff and feedback from trade allies. The 2019 Home Retrofit Specifications Manual will go into effect on June 1, 2019. The full manual will be available for download from the Home Retrofit Forms page of Insider on June 1, 2019.
Trade allies may request one printed copy of the manual. To request a printed copy, or provide feedback on proposed updates, please complete this quick survey by May 15, 2019. Printed copies will be mailed by June 28, 2019.
The survey is an opportunity for trade allies to review and provide feedback on the proposed updates. We appreciate your feedback and will consider it when finalizing changes to the manual.
Proposed 2019 updates are as follows:
This year’s manual includes specifications for existing multifamily properties with side-by-side units (no residences above or below), as well as duplex, triplex, and fourplex properties.
Requirements for All Mechanical System Installations
All mechanical systems shall be sized according to code requirements to meet existing conditions of the home.
The 2019 Manual reflects all updated and discontinued measures as of January 1, 2019.
If you have questions about the specifications manual or annual update process, please email the Residential trade ally team or call 1.866.365.3526.