If you’re not ready to move or build a new home, consider remodeling the home you live in now. Remodeling or retrofitting existing homes so they are significantly more energy efficient is as important as building new zero energy homes, and more and more homeowners are showing that you can successfully remodel older homes to zero or on the path to zero.
Why should you remodel your older home towards zero?
- You save a lot of money in energy bills.
- Curbs carbon emissions.
- Improves the indoor environment, health and comfort of your family.
- Creates jobs by employing a wide range of workers, with good paying jobs.
- Allows families to stay in the their neighborhood.
Benefits the neighborhood and community. Even a vacant, foreclosed property can be renovated into a zero energy home. Here is one homeowners description of the benefits of remodeling his home to zero, Healthy Home Healthy Planet.