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Being from New England, we’re surrounded by historically beautiful buildings almost everywhere we go. But just because they’re nice to look at and give our community unique charm, doesn’t mean they are always an efficient use of space. Often, the design of these buildings is outdated, and the systems and architecture prevent it being used to its full capacity. By employing the use of energy renovation and historical renovation experts, you can breathe new life into these structures and make them a valued part of the community.

What’s Unique About These Renovations?

Both historical and energy renovations are different than traditional improvements because they aim to keep the space looking the same – or at least similar – aesthetically. Instead of tackling things like paint color and new floors, these types of renovations make the area more efficient (both spatially and energy wise) while keeping historical charm. Although some ornamental changes might happen, like adding a wall to divide the space or changing the windows to more energy efficient ones, the general idea is to keep the historic atmosphere alive.

Why Bother?

Why would you change anything? What’s the point if it won’t make a difference in appearance? Well, older buildings may not be up to the latest safety codes, for one. Making “behind the scenes” renovations allow the building to be used again! From weight limitations to electricity, making historical improvements can turn an underutilized space into everyone’s favorite place to stop. In addition to general safety codes, building ordinances may also be in place in regards to energy efficiency and how a building runs. In this case, old buildings will need updates – like new windows or HVAC systems – to make sure they’re using energy in the best way possible.

Think about the historic buildings in your town. Are they being utilized? Some cities choose to turn these buildings into historical monuments, while some use them as modern offices or even community hubs like libraries and town halls. Through historical and energy renovation projects, you can add something beautiful to your community. Click here to browse our gallery of recent projects.

With more and more people seeking ways to be more energy efficient, the idea of energy renovation projects has taken off. Not only can they help minimize the effect you have on the planet, but they can save you money on your utility bills as well. And it’s not always a complete overhaul. Oftentimes, making little changes like switching to different light bulbs or installing new windows can have drastic effects. Every small thing matters, both to your wallet and to the planet.

The Process

Taking on an energy renovation may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Our team will come out to your location – either commercial or residential – and take a look around. We’ll perform an energy audit and try to determine what inefficiencies would be easiest to fix while saving you the most. Projects mentioned above such as window or light bulb replacement are common, but updating your HVAC system or insulating your property can improve energy efficiency as well.

The Benefits

Scientists everywhere are begging people to try and lessen their carbon footprint. Taking measures like installing solar panels and using a more efficient heating system could even get you a tax break. The federal government, as well as local government, often give stipends to offset installation costs. Not to mention lower overall costs that come with using less energy. Most of all, you’re taking the preemptive steps to minimize your energy use, and you probably won’t even notice.

If you’re doing an energy renovation on a commercial space, you could also reap the benefits of using your newfound sustainability to appeal to customers. More and more regular people are concerned with integrating environmentally friendly practices into their lives, so making these changes can create a competitive advantage for your organization. Whether you’re in it to save money, the planet, or to increase your customer base, our energy renovation team is here to help you meet your goals. For more information or to set up a consultation, call 603-882-1822.