Contact Name: Gay Nicholson
Address: 1 Maple Avenue, Lansing, NY 14882
Type of Building: Residence / Home
Contractor(s) : Renovus, Finger Lakes Renewable Energy, Snug Planet, Performance Systems Contracting
Year Built : built around 1820. First round of insulation and air sealing done in 2006 by Performance Systems; second round of insulation and air sealing done by Snug Planet in 2011. Photovoltaic panels installed on woodshed in 2009 by Finger Lakes Renewable Energy. Solar thermal panels installed by Renovus in 2012.
Building Features: This historic home is a good example of what residents on modest-incomes can do to enhance their energy and food security. Eliminating inefficient lighting, appliances, and phantom load; installing insulation and on-demand water heating; eliminating drafts and converting to wood heat reduced energy bills more than 50%. Adding 3.2 kW of photovoltaics and 3.0 kW solar thermal has virtually eliminated coal and propane consumption. Planting a diverse mix of fruits and nuts along with vegetable beds will further reduce my carbon footprint while assuring access to healthy food.
Special Considerations: No dogs. If driveway filled (can handle 3 cars), park in fisherman's lot by Salmon Creek bridge on Ludlowville Road.
Last updated January 26, 2017