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Home of John Livermore
Gloucester, MA

About Me! The purpose of performing the energy retrofit and renewable energy installations on the Livermore residence is primarily to demonstrate what can be done to reduce the carbon footprint of a suburban homeowner on a budget of approximately $50,000. The overall goal is to reduce our home’s carbon footprint by 90%, and to change the current paradigm of what is possible.
The retrofit strategy has struck a balance between three objectives:

1. Make it affordable
2. Make it feasible (use off-the-shelf technologies)
3. Make it replicable

The sweet spot in the middle, where the three circles overlap, is where we primarily focused our strategy.