Monday, April 6, 2009

--"This Old Wasteful House"

According to this op-ed in the New York Times, retrofitting older homes could save millions of metric tons of carbon. Homes built before 1939 use, on average, 50% more energy than homes built in 2000. The article notes, however, that these losses are due to absence of insulation. Combined with capitalizing on older homes' natural design elements, retrofitting could be cost-effective.

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