This month, come check out the magic of a home retrofit! Our venue is a home that was recently remodeled, giving you a chance to observe the benefits of retrofitting your existing home into the most energy savvy, healthiest house on the block.
This home is a community demonstration project to showcase healthy homes. It is the first Earth Advantage-certified remodeled home in Central Oregon. The home was remodeled from 1971 code to 2020 standards, which are much more stringent than our current building codes.
When retrofitting this home, the owner’s motto was “Build Tight, Ventilate Right.” This means that she made sure the shell of the house had as few leaks as possible and then calculated ventilation based on how much fresh air flow was needed. The air leakage was decreased from 17 air changes per hour (ACH) to 3.1, which makes for a much less drafty and much healthier house!
To add to the fun, homeowner Louise has prepared a southern BBQ theme for this event to share some of her favorite dishes and traditions with our community. Get ready to enjoy some soul food from Rockin’ Dave’s and soul music Jumpin’ Joyce, plus some whiskey samples from Cascade Alchemy. Enjoy Louse;s southern hospitality while you explore the house, check out its innovative systems, and meet the partners and contractors who helped tackle this project.
Come explore the house, check out its innovative systems, and meet the partners and contractors who helped tackle this project. Thanks to homeowner Louise for sharing your home with our community! Louise’s house will also be featured on the 17th Annual Green Home Tour on September 30th.