[Greenbuilding] Returning member
molasses at q.com
Mon May 23 14:59:22 PDT 2011
#1: Blower door test & air sealing.... I know I've said it before but
I'll say it again. Just watch me.
Bobbi Chukran wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm a returning member who lives in Leander, TX, and a member of the
> Austin Permaculture list and moderator of the Texas Homesteaders
> list. I've been off and on the list over the years. We moved from
> 7-acres/big house and bought a downsized home here in town four years
> ago, and have slowly fixed it up. Rudy finally retired from IBM
> (early) last year, and now we're trying to fulfill one of my long-time
> dreams of buying a vintage home and remodeling/restoring it.
> We're about to make an offer tomorrow on a 1930s (!) bungalow that
> needs a lot of work. In some ways, it's overwhelming, but in other
> ways, it's exciting because it will allow us to basically start almost
> from scratch and hopefully add a lot of "green" elements to it as we
> go along. We want to do this one right...tankless WH, good
> insulation, greywater, a larger rainwater collection system, larger
> garden, etc. It will be a challenge because there's no HVAC system, it
> had old gas space heaters, it's covered with aluminum siding, and has
> the original windows.
> I appreciate the wealth of information and resources on this list, and
> hope to be able to contribute something worthwhile. (And thanks to
> Bill C. for getting me connected again.)
> bobbi c.
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