Green retrofit

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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 steps[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/news_detail.cfm/news_id=15561
  2. ^ http://www.homeenergy.org/article_preview.php?id=314&article_title=Anatomy_of_a_Home_Performance_Retrofit
  3. ^ http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/RECOVERY/programs/GREEN
  4. ^ a b http://greenhomeguide.com/know-how/article/green-retrofit-checklist
  5. ^ http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=19324
  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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