I bought my first house, and everything from roof to appliances is at end-of-life
I bought my first house, and everything from roof to appliances is at end-of-life. Who should I consult for a green retrofit?
I managed to snag a small, compact house in the San Francisco Bay, CA, USA region, but the price I paid is that this thing is totally outdated. No insulation, no exterior sheathing (just clapboard on stud), electrical and plumbing violations up the wazoo, and the crawl space floods when it rains. Luckily the house is easy to pull apart.
I want to live here for a long time. I am eager to do a lot of hands-on stuff, but I have become overwhelmed by the information here. I need a professional to coordinate and calculate what I need.
Am I supposed to look for a contractor specializing in green retrofits, or an architect? Some kind of consultant? Who exactly does these “Energy audits”?
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