Tour a Salvaged Home with the Latest Green Technologies
In Bob Vila’s new Building Green web series, he focuses on green projects that are embracing the cleanest and most efficient technologies. In this segment, Architect Mary Kennedy and Bob tour her Georgian Colonial family home in Westchester County, NY. After the house was ruined by a flood, it became a “sick house” and impossible to repair. Instead of demolishing it, Mary decided to go through a process of salvage and save everything that was not contaminated by mold. The challenge: to preserve the spirit of the old house while incorporating the latest building green technologies such as energy-efficient glass windows and doors, solar slates to generate electricity for the house, and solatubes to bring natural daylight into the home’s interior spaces. Bob points out the enormous energy savings and how lots of little things can add up – to a bigger impact and a reduced cost.
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