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When it comes to remodeling 100-plus-year-old homes in New Orleans, Southern Homes’ Chris Kornman notes that deconstruction has been the critical first step of every project. “A lot of these homes are former rentals, and often they haven’t been renovated in decades and have a lot of problems,” he says.
Rather than band-aid these issues, Kornman and his team strip the interior of the home, leaving only the exterior walls. What can’t be reincorporated into the home is then donated to either Habitat for Humanity or Green Project, a local entity with a similar mission for use in current projects.In the case of Annunciation, a 1,400-square-foot house built in the late 1860s, the homeowner of was at a crossroads; she needed more room but loved her neighborhood and didn’t want to move. She also wanted her home to be far more energy efficient as she was spending $300 month to air condition it during the summer but could never cool it below 80 F.
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ON A QUIET street in Edmonton, Alberta, three Canadian homes are testing the limits of sustainable technology. In each case, the building envelope took precedence.