The Greened House Effect is an online show about how to slash you energy use by 50 to 90 percent by doing a complete retrofit your house. In the current show the host, Jeff Wilson, shows how recycled rubber faux slate roofing adds charm to his 1940 Cape Cod home. Next, a white membrane roof is added to the rear dormer roof where a 4kW photovoltaic solar array is installed.
This show is a showcase on how you can reduce your impact on the environment and save yourself a considerable amount of money by reducing your energy needs. It is an investment, but the returns are well worth it.
One of the benefits of these kind of retrofits is that they create jobs, and a considerable amount at that. As there are so many buildings that can benefit from these types of retrofits. Large scale implementation of these kind of measures would be a blessing for a struggling economy.