I was inspecting a house on Beachwood Ave., Nashville, TN last week and was rather impressed to see the number of “Go Green District 18” yard signs on the street, so I looked into the program.
Considering it is a “free program” (you pay $150 for a TVA auditor to assess your house and receive a $150 rebate if you make repairs), it’s a good place to start when trying to improve the performance of your 100 (+) year old historic home. However, the education and tools utilized by the auditor may significantly limit the effectiveness of the audit.
The historical era homes in Nashville Tennessee require a special kind of homeowner. They also require a special understanding of homes constructed during this era. Many modifications have been made using current industry standards that do not conform with these types of homes. These “after-construction” modifications often cause the greatest problems in building performance.
If you find a more complex analysis of building performance is required to improve the efficiency of your historical home, advanced technical resources are available to District 18.
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