In the last post I talked about the upcoming Lake/Hodgson Deep Energy Retrofit open house. It was a big success, a perfect event. On a gorgeous blue-sky winter day we were joined by an enthusiastic crowd of 35-40.
The crew had done a stellar job readying up, and the placed looked about as pretty as a just-insulated house with no walls or ceilings can look!! The questions were intelligent, and it was instructive to see how a house at this stage – where everything is invisible – is a wonderful educational laboratory.
Afterward I received the following e-mail:
Thanks again for the open house — very informative; inspiring, even. I don’t know how many clients would go for this profound rebuild instead of a new design/build, but, whether in a new or retrofit, the energy efficiency is impressive.
At Habitat, we’ve been building pretty good houses for an amazingly low price, thanks, in part to you. One of our homeowners came to us a few months after moving in and asked, “Our electric bill is $15 a month. Is that right?” Efficiency is the gift that keeps on giving.
Thanks for coming Jon. And everyone else too. Today it looks completely different – everything covered up with smooth plaster. You only get one chance to see the bones and the muscle.