Regardless of the season, decks have become an extension of the home. Many homeowners want to expand the footprint of their entertainment space by allowing the home to flow out onto the deck.
Waiting to do a massive energy retrofit project more effective than an incremental approach
According to Passive House thought leaders, a large-scale retrofit can improve CO2 levels by 80 percent over incremental changes
When you assess the long-term impact of different levels of energy-efficiency in buildings across a 50-year span, taking an incremental approach to renovations is actually a poor strategy, according to a Passive House thought leader. A better approach is to wait several years until a proper Passive House–level building shell can be implemented. The difference between doing a Passive House renovation over standard, incremental improvements is an 80 percent difference in CO2 levels over 50 years.