This renovated home shows how simple it is to make any building more energy efficient and sustainable. The exterior walls of the 1860's-vintage home were doubled and staggered to provide insulation, new windows were put in and various other improvements were made on the original structure. The result was a tighter, more energy-efficient home.
BONUS: the Cooperative Extension Energy Corps will be on hand from 10-4 to demonstrate what an energy assessment is all about. They will set up a blower door and show you how an infrared camera can detect tiny air leaks that can be wasting big amounts of energy and money. And they can help you get started on the path to energy savings!
Contact Name(s): Timothy Weber
Address: 510 Linn Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Type of Building: Residence/ Home
Architect: Steve Gibian
Builder: John Rogers
Year Built: 1860s. Renovated 2007-2008
Building Features: non-toxic finishes/ products; recycled/salvaged materials; blown cellulose insulation; on demand water heater
Last updated September 29, 2015