Any time we blog about retrofits, we’re flooded with questions. We’ve gone into more depth on cost and key issues here.Read More
Retrofit or Rebuild in a Net Zero World?
It’s a very real question in 2023: for owners of older, inefficient homes, is retrofitting or rebuilding best?Read More
Retrofitting an older home to Passive House standard
Next stop in our new series on retrofitting older homes: changes to attain Passive House standard. We have received many requests from readers on how to transform an existing home into a passive home.
Retrofitting an older home: taking a staged approach
Many of you have indicated that you’d like to hear from us about retrofitting older homes, and we love that idea too. We know not everyone is in the market for a brand new home!
There are a lot of good reasons to address the comfort and energy efficiency of an older home, particularly if you live in a neighbourhood that you love and don’t wish to leave. Staying in place and fixing what’s not working about your older home could be a really smart decision.
Much of our audience is in the Ottawa area, and a lot of great neighbourhoods full of older homes spring to mind.
So what to do when your home is many decades old, drafty and dependent on steep energy bills to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter?