What should be done with this house?
What will your existing house look like in the year 2050, if it’s to be part of the solution to the energy and environmental issues we face rather than a continuing part of the problem? What’s the pathway to get it there over time – how might a “phased retrofit” break down into logical, cost-effective steps? In this workshop, two long-time practitioners (and homeowners) will lead the group through a series of case studies to develop master plans for a range of houses. We’ll be looking not just at the homes and their existing internal systems, but also the various external systems and networks the homes participate in – social, transportation, legal and zoning, energy, natural, etc. Participants will be encouraged to submit their own or clients’ homes to the workshop leaders in advance to be prepared as case studies for group discussion. This workshop is open to homeowners and professionals both. See a preview of this workshop here.