We're out to prove that old houses can be the greenest houses.
Foster City, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
In continued support of National Preservation Month and the theme "old is the new green," Matt Grocoff, Green Renovation Expert for OldHouseWeb.com--a leading Web site offering resources to old-house enthusiasts--will chronicle the restoration of his 110-year-old Folk Victorian home through a four-part, green restoration video series.
"We're out to prove that old houses can be the greenest houses," Grocoff said in the first of four videos. "In fact, with all the renovations we've done so far, we've made this (his) house ultra efficient and we've got a ways to go. We're going to take this house all the way to Net Zero. Meaning it's going to produce more energy than it uses."
The video series kicks-off with a tour of Grocoff's 110-year-old Folk Victorian in Ann Arbor, Michigan and how he has integrated green technology with traditional building materials and fixtures within the home. The videos, featured on OldHouseWeb.com, show how conservation and preservation can go hand in hand when restoring an old house.
Additional videos will include:
- Going Green without Replacement Windows
- Bathrooms: Clean and Green Design
- Home Insulation: What's in Your Attic?
OldHouseWeb.com will be publishing Grocoff's video series on a weekly basis throughout the Month of May. In addition to Grocoff's featured videos, he will also be contributing to the OldHouseWeb.com Blog as the site's green renovation expert.
Grocoff reminds viewers "the green revolution begins at home." Stay tuned to OldHouseWeb.com for more videos, blog posts, and articles on making "old the new green."
Matt Grocoff is the Green Renovation Expert for the OldHouseWeb.com. He is an attorney-turned-producer and founder of Greenovation.tv. He is a regular contributor to The Environment Report, syndicated on NPR stations nationwide. He and his wife Kelly are renovating an old Folk-Victorian home which will soon produce more energy than it uses.
OldHouseWeb.com is a complete old-house remodeling interactive Web site offering old-house enthusiasts how-to resources spanning several industries from cabinetry to architecture. OldHouseWeb.com includes before and after renovation pictures, feature articles, a product showcase and an active forum containing thousands of questions, solutions and successes.
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