NY Times Op-Ed on Renovating Buildings


There’s an interesting Op-Ed in today’s NY Times about the importance of renovating older buildings. 


Right on!  One caveat about a recommendation in the article.  Energy audits generally don’t save energy.  To do that you actually need to make the necessary improvements—and if you’re hiring a contractor, make sure they understand the diagnosis and root source of any problem, that the install the measures according to current best practices and the recommendations of EPA and DOE.  [Using a BPI accredited contractor is a good place to start.]   And insist that they test-out after the work is done to verify the performance of the work and that any combustion equipment in your home is operating safely.



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