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Retrofit Turns Energy-Guzzling Home into Energy Producer - Green Building, Green Remodeling, Solar Power - EcoHom...

Not every high-performance remodel meets the requirements of the 1,000 Home Challenge, which calls for drastic reductions in the energy use of existing housing stock through a combination of efficiency upgrades, behavioral choices, renewables, and community solutions. In fact, many builders and homeowners are surprised when their projects come up short. “These houses have to demonstrate performance that is beyond what most people have thought of as readily obtainable,” says director Linda Wigington, who encourages applicants to try again (and again) with solutions that lead to meeting the Challenge. There are currently more than 100 projects working toward meeting the program's requirements. The free, pilot initiative is based on measured—not modeled—performance, and was designed to help remodelers and homeowners think beyond traditional weatherization strategies. “Lots of...

Full article: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/news/2012/05-may/retrofit-...

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