[Greenbuilding] Returning member

Kat 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.

-Kat

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.
> http://earthly-gardener.blogspot.com



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