Creating a sustainable home can save money in the long-run.
Cold winter temperatures generally lead to higher energy bills. A forum on sustainable buildings will offer tips on keeping down heating costs.
Making your home more energy efficient by cutting down on the amount of heat that escapes is a way to create a more sustainable building. Ecology Center Healthy Buildings Director, Jason Bing, says a home energy auditor can create a comprehensive list of upgrades. Bing thinks most homeowners can handle at least one project on their own. Bing stated in an interview "increasing attic insulation [is] an easy upgrade [...] for a handy DIYer."
Bing says homeowners, and renters alike, can reduce their heating costs through good window treatments, and using a programmable thermostat.
The Sustainable Ann Arbor series starts Thursday night at the Ann Arbor District Library downtown branch.