|Re: [C-L] Walking Lightly - buying used things||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rose M Brandt (rmbrandtjuno.com)|
|Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 17:22:46 -0700 (PDT)|
Ruthpoet wrote: Speaking of used items: I don't know how this equation works out is in buying a "used" (i.e. already existing) house, vs. building a new, but more greenly-constructed house. Since there are so many already-built houses on the market, it makes sense to me on the one hand that it would be better to buy one of them, rather than using up materials to have a new one constructed. On the other hand, most existing houses are not as well insulated or set up for solar, etc. Comments, anyone? *** Many older city row houses are very well insulated. They have only two walls exposed. Houses built 100 or so years ago were built of substantial materials and keep out heat and cold quite well. Old houses do need to have windows replaced, oil burners, etc. Rose
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