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On Sunday, May 20, Wilton Go Green hosted a Green Home Tour, highlighting four local homes that have taken big steps towards reducing conventional energy use. Before embarking on the town-wide tour, participants learned about the resources available for energy use reduction in their homes at information tables set up at Old Town Hall.
The first stop on the tour brought attendees to a 1775 home in Wilton’s Historic District whose owners have taken significant actions to improve their energy efficiency while maintaining its architectural integrity. The house features updated mechanical systems, improved insulation, a geothermal system, and photovoltaic solar panels.
The next two homes were built with sustainability in mind; they included a space-efficient Wilton home and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certified home in nearby New Canaan. The Wilton home was thoughtfully constructed with a high-tech heating system and included a retrofitted 1850’s barn. The LEED home was constructed using native, natural and sustainable materials, many of which came from the property. It also featured both solar thermal panels on the roof and land-based photovoltaic solar panels.
Rounding out the tour, and proving that you don’t need to build a home for it to be energy efficient, a craftsman style ranch home in Wilton exhibited many improvements available to the average homeowner.
The home tour reaffirmed that no matter what the age or structure of your home, it too can be energy efficient. For more information about what steps you can take to save money in your home, call (860) 372-4406 or email our energy advisors at email@example.com.