The State College Community Land Trust and Envinity are working to retrofit this home in State College into a highly energy efficient "passive house." They built an "envelope" around the exterior of the home that will be filled with insulation. (Jeremy Long - WITF)
What can one person do about climate change? Part 6: Upgrade your home
Home heating and cooling make up a big share of our personal emissions.
Part 1 of this series gave tips for simple efficiency measures, like sealing up cracks around doors and windows.
Once you’ve tackled the easy fixes, then you can look to more advanced efficiency measures, like replacing windows and installing insulation.
Those measures will take time and money, so it’s important to plan ahead.
Find the rest of the series:
- What can I do about climate change? An introduction
- Part 1: Start at home
- Part 2: What we (don’t) eat
- Part 3: Dig in the dirt
- Part 4: Getting around
- Part 5: Shop smart
- Part 7: Speak up