Sustainable Resources Center, Inc.
1081 Tenth Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-870-4255 | fax 612-870-0729
Hours of Operation: 8:30a-4:30p
A deep energy retrofit is a building upgrade that reduces a building's energy consumption by 50% or more, through comprehensive building energy efficiency upgrades that may include insulation, air sealing, HVAC replacement, new windows and doors, and a variety of other measures. Deep energy retrofits are achievable in the majority of existing buildings.This is SRC's speciality!
This is Jake looking for air leaks...we don't give up!
When we first saw this video, we had to reminisce about the roof lines that we see and work on everyday. Rooflines with lots of angles provide areas of extra wear because the water gets trapped. It is important to make sure the areas at angles are well sealed and the water is carried away by gutters and sloops. If your roof line looks like the one in this ad, we can help you make sure your roof continues to keep the rain out. Although, we can't help with the fiddler.....
One weatherized home removes 2.65 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. Because 1 metric ton of CO2 equals 1 carbon credit, and 1 verified carbon credit sells for $9.20 (2011 price) on the home voluntary carbon market, each stands to earn $24.38 annually. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act weatherized 600,000 homes as of March 2012. If each home earns $24.38 in carbon offsets revenue, the U. S. Stands to earn $14,628,000 per year to re-invest in its weatherization program. Because carbon offsets from a single home continue for 20 years, by 2030 offsets from the ARRA weatherization would bring the U.S. over $292,560,000.
Ever wonder how much coal is being burned to keep your home cooled with air conditioning in the summer?
Wonder no more. EnergySavvy has an infographic that visualizes the coal it takes to keep an average home in the Southeastern U.S. comfortable with air conditioning, compared to the same house with an energy efficient air conditioner, and the same house after a comprehensive home energy upgrade.
by Lorna Benson, Minnesota Public Radio