60 Year Old Ranch Retrofit
October 2 - October 3
On a modest 60-year-old ranch, we were able to reduce our household carbon footprint by 87% in less than 4 years. Our goal was decarbonization and carbon neutrality. We did not know what we could not do, so we did the next thing, and repeated. We reduced our daily per person contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 100 pounds per day to 12 pounds per day. Our project turned out to be to reduce our consumption, conserve what we do consume, and produce what we consume. Our HERS rating went from 190 to -50.