I would install a balanced ERV. You need to exhaust the bathroom and kitchen to ASHRAE 62.2 and install supply to the bedrooms and other living areas.
Yes it would be an independent system with duct work, and you would need to get creative on…"
"It sounds like your (100cfm) may be too low for a 5000sf house. Are you following 62.2? Also, Zehnder wattage should be around 24W from my knowledge. These units have been installed in Passive Houses. The sensible recovery seem low as well.
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"I don't think anyone can dispute the fact that the roof would be cooler, although putting a number on it would be difficult.
As far as using it to lower the cooling load and therefore the KWH, in my opinion would be risky and unwarranted.…"
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A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…