Green renovations may be remodelers? key to success in this work-slashed era–and knowing how to properly build a tight envelope, choose the most energy-efficient windows for the budget, and install connections for solar hookups, will be a must in the future, according to sustainable retrofit expert David Johnston during a Webinar for GreenExpo365.com…
Johnston recommended renovating homes to 50% above energy code standards and offered a few tips to help remodelers get there:
- Focus on the envelope.
- Insulate everything.
- Install highly efficient windows.
- Protect against mold.
- Use the smallest HVAC system possible.
- Employ night flushing.
- Plan for solar.
- Don?t forget energy audits.