Green retrofit

Green retrofit, home energy retrofit, home retrofit,[1] Deep energy retrofit and home performance retrofit[2] are terms with overlapping meaning for retrofits that ensure the maintenance and preservation of buildings and the continued operation and maintenance of energy efficiency technologies.[3] The meaning ranges from steps home owners can do themselves[4] to buying up distressed properties and making them certifiably green.[5] In the United States, the DOE issued a solicitation for $390 million for a "Retrofit Ramp-Up" program.[1]

Simple stepsEdit

Steps home owners can do include the following:[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/news_detail.cfm/news_id=15561
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-03-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "Green Retrofit Checklist | Green Home Guide".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ An old gas-boiler has an energy-efficiency of 65% and a new one 93% resulting in a 30% energy reduction and consequently a 30% CO2-reduction, if installing a wood-chips or pellets boiler the savings will be increased efficiency + cheaper fuel resulting in a total saving of 40–50% and a CO2-reduction of 100% (renewable energy), if installing an efficient heat-pump the savings and the reduction will both be around 80% (100% CO2 reduction if the electricity comes from renewable energy).[citation needed]

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