Historic Green and Roeland Park reduce energy costs
RESIDENTIAL UPGRADE EVENT
Historic Green, in conjunction with the City of Roeland Park and MARC (Mid-America Regional Council), will reduce monthly energy costs for at least 5 homes in Roeland Park’s 47th Terr & Delmar Street neighborhood, providing retrofit services during a three day long volunteer and community event – Thursday, October 18th, through Saturday, October 20th, 2012. It is expected that these services will reduce the utility bills by up to 50% – an estimated $1600 saved by each homeowner every year! The retrofit projects include:
- Attic and Wall Insulation
- Energy Star Appliance installation
- Lighting and plug-load management
- Programmable thermostats
- Passive energy conservation
- Low-flow shower head and faucet aerators
GET INVOLVED! OUR EVENT IS OCTOBER 18-20, 2012!
You can volunteer during the event (skilled and unskilled labor is needed) or you can make a donation to assist with funding the event. YOU CAN BENEFIT! You can learn new skills to take back to your home and neighborhood by attending our WORKSHOPS. Open to homeowners and area residents, these workshops are meant to educate workshop participants on energy efficient technologies and techniques applicable to older homes.
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Below you’ll find background on the event. (Click here for the full Press Release.) The grant will provide five historic homes in Roeland Park’s 47th Terr and Delmar Street neighborhood with over 60 home improvements, from programmable thermostats and windows to insulation and water conservation projects. The homes meet the National Park Service’s criteria for historic buildings and preference will be given to homes that are owned or occupied by low-income families.
Potential homes have been selected, and after assessment and work scopes have been determined, the final five homes will be announced in late August.
“We are extremely grateful to be a recipient of this grant which will help our city focus on its aging infrastructure and maintaining a high quality of life for all Roeland Park residents,” said Roeland Park Mayor Adrienne Foster. “Roeland Park is always striving to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the 21 st century and this grant will help our residents realize the cost-savings that can be accrued from energy efficient practices.”
In addition to the to the upgrades of the historic homes, six workshops will be conducted in the fall by Historic Green to train volunteers working in the historic homes who might also be entering the “green” workforce. The workshops will also educate homeowners and Kansas City residents on energy efficient technologies and techniques. It is anticipated to save the residents in the community $8,000 a year.