Here are some hard, yet real life, questions to answer:
What can be done about the foreclosed, abandoned and/or dilapidated homes, apartment buildings and other residential structures?
How can a person go about getting a residential retrofit that is effective yet economical?
Stay tuned while we answer these questions and more...
Actually and seriously, if a person has money or is able to obtain financing then the aspect of taking on a residential retrofit project is normally not overly daunting.
However, if a person has been negatively affected by the recent downturn in the economy (and many people have) then what methods or options do they have to make their primary residence more comfortable, safe, healthy and energy efficient?
- Are green (sustainable) products and technologies affordable?
- What energy improvements make economic sense?
- How can I get financing and will my utility savings cover my loan payments?
HistoricGreen.org has been perplexed by these very same questions but is in a position to determine the answers.
Are you interested in learning more about how HistoricGreen.org will use this affordable residential retrofit to learn about the pros and cons of these improvements? Please click on the following link to access the article:
Affordable Residential Retrofit on Tracy Avenue in Kansas City, MO
(Photos taken by Ken Riead - Used with permission)