As much as we look at new ways of construction in our meetings, it has long been said that the least destructive house is the one that is not built. So living in existing housing on land that has already been taken from agricultural production and laid out with streets and the rest can be a green way of life, (especially if you can somehow make those leaky uninsulated houses energy efficient or live with a lower level of air conditioning and heating).
In the city's many historic districts, homeowners face the challenge of improving the efficiency of their homes and altering them to meet modern needs while satisfying the requirements of the Historic Review Board.
The Historic Homeowners Fair planned for Saturday August 29th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Municipal Auditorium may be of help whether you live in a historic district or not. It is free to all.
Planned sessions include improving energy efficiency, repairing wood windows, green living in historic properties and appropriate additions to historic homes. An exhibitor's fair is also planned.