Apr
28
2017
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Articles About building retrofit

  • Schools seek input on future of buildings

    Approximately 65 villagers attended the first community engagement forum dedicated to discussing the question of new school district facilities. Because the buildings will be paid for with tax dollars, district superintendent Mario Basora said he wants to get as much village input about the project as possible. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Approximately 65 villagers returned to high school earlier this week for the first community engagement forum dedicated to discussing the question of new district facilities.

  • 2 For 1 business reduces energy use

    Trying to change the mindset of the masses is a mass production job — at least that’s how the new business 2 For 1 Energy is approaching the task. The object: getting residents to pay to retrofit their homes for greater energy efficiency.

  • Take a tour of the village greens

    Can a home be built to absorb enough of the sun’s heat so that it requires no heat source — other than the presence of people and the heat they produce by inhabiting space and cooking? Can an old home be retrofitted or remodeled with the hopes of realizing the cost of investment through monthly energy savings? Does making more sustainable decisions about energy use have to mean being less comfortable?