In preparation for our New Orleans’ volunteer trip, one of my group members helped me tremendously (and graciously!) by creating a card that gives green tips in building to give to organizations and residents who may be interested. As a Feature, I’m giving Sirobe a shout out (soon to be one of less than 300 black women architects!!) and the tips in case any of you are doing any home improvements over the holidays.
Here are a couple of the tips:
- Since appliances and electronics are responsible for 20% of the average energy bill, it pays to make your home more energy efficient. You could receive up to $500 in rebates or $1500 in tax credits if you purchase Energy Star appliances. Visit www.energysavers.gov for more information!
- If you’re moving any time soon, remember that large trees are your friend. They can help to shade your home from direct sunlight as well as block cold winds.
If you know any one building a house or anyone who is rebuilding on the Coast (or anywhere else), send them to my page. They can contact Reads and Reels for more information.