GOING GREEN Series: A Vintage Retrofit
On a quiet street in an historic neighborhood in Asheville, NC, where huge old trees stand in stately glory on either side of the rode, I found an amazing vintage home in need of TLC.
I showed it not long ago to a young couple who are planning to " do a bunch of retrofitting" after they invest in an older home. Great attitude as the "GREEN-UP": It's going to be a fascinating learning experience and challenge, " they tell me.
We sat sown with our "GREENERS" -professional resources who understand the ins and outs of retrofitting to get a clue as to their opinion about what they'd like to see done first. Here's what they told us:
- Solar Panels
- Upgrade the windows
- NO VOC painting throughout
- Edible landscape
- On-Demand Water Heaters
Summarizing: Green products can improve your quality of life while also "greening-up" the neighborhood in a special way. Here is a Vintage Retrofit and it could be the biggest and most elegant recycled item for which you have ever cared!
Resources: . I love Asheville's locally-produced Earthpaint® which is NO VOC for sprucing up both interior and exterior surfaces. (Check the link. You can order it shipped if need be.)
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