Our 2012-2013 heating season…

… has begun – today on October 30th. With outside temperatures over the past weeks barely making it into the 50’s, the the temperature in the garden apartment has now dropped to the point where we need to turn the heat back on.

I didn’t note the day, but I recall turning the heat off around end of April this spring. Our deep energy retrofit with the insulation and air sealing efforts begins to produce some measurable benefits – six months with the thermostat turned off. That’s not bad for Chicago – and good for our pocket book.

About Marcus de la fleur

Marcus is a Registered Landscape Architect with a horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. He developed a landscape based sustainable pilot project at 168 Elm Ave. in 2002, and has expanded his skill set to building science. Starting in 2009, Marcus applied the newly acquired expertise to the deep energy retrofit of his 100+ year old home in Chicago.

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