Vassar College, Davison House

Built in 1902 and scarcely updated since then, Davison house underwent a full reprogramming, including the installation of new insulation and windows designed to reduce long-term energy costs. This exterior restoration program respected original design intent and renewed the envelope for another 50‐60 years of service.

CVM was able to allay initial concerns that the installation of new insulation would ultimately damage the historic brick and stone masonry facade by examining the building envelope using customized Transient Heat and Moisture Transport Analysis equipment. This step ultimately provided guidance and expertise to support the full energy conservation upgrade.

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY