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NBC29: House on Ridge Street Gets Eco-Overhaul

Charlottesville is getting into the business of making old homes new again.  The city – along with the University of Virginia – has performed an eco-overhaul at a house on Ridge Street.

Some of the highlights include foam insulation between the walls and ceilings, a 550-gallon cistern to harvest rain water and a solar-thermal water heating system on the roof.

Cynthia Adams of the Local Energy Alliance Program stated, “There isn’t really a good place to go to look at it. To understand what are the technologies involved. How does that work, how does that look like in my house and how do I make that happen in an older home?”

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