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Tour an historic home & find energy-saving ideas

A 104-year-old house will be open for tours and demonstrations of renewable energy, energy audits and insulation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, rebate programs, electric vehicles and healthy indoor air.

Project Living Proof (PLP) is a 3,665-square-foot house owned by the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) and located just east of the Plaza in the historic Rockhill neighborhood.

In 2010, […]

Tour a Mission Cliffs passive-energy house

A top-rated, energy-efficient passive house still under construction will be open for a free tour at a Heartland Renewable Energy Society (HRES) event that is open to the public at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 in Kansas City, KS.

The house was designed and is being built by Prairie Design Build. It is located at […]

Tour a 107-year-old house for energy-efficiency ideas

The Heartland Renewable Energy Society (HRES) is sponsoring the tour to showcase insulation techniques.

When Jesse and Lauren Crupper bought their Volker Neighborhood craftsman-style house nearly a year ago, they knew it was going to require extensive work. The house had been unoccupied for a few years, had structural problems and serious damage from two-dozen cats […]

Meet the experts at Old House Expo

If you need a little local inspiration to get you moving on your home renovation project, visit the Old House Expo on Saturday, February 6 at the Kansas City Museum for a day packed with speakers, exhibits and resources on restoring historic houses.

Attendees will learn how to repair plaster, restore windows, insulate for energy efficiency […]

February 3rd, 2016|Architecture, Education, Energy Efficiency, Event, Green Homes|0 Comments

Urban North opens first residential development of LEED houses

Urban North, a new residential development now under construction, has set high standards for energy-efficient, sustainable single-family housing.

The Northland subdivision is expected to be the area’s first new development where all homes meet Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification and receive the ENERGY STAR for New Homes rating certification administered by the U.S. […]

September 9th, 2015|Architecture, Energy Efficiency, LEED|3 Comments