Frequently Asked Questions
You Ask, We Answer
|Why should I care about energy efficiency?|
Simply put—being more energy efficient means you reduce wasted energy. The energy that you use and pay for should be used in a way that is beneficial for you, your family and your employees—not wasted through energy inefficiencies in the roof, outlets, doors, or windows. Make the most of the energy you pay for by upgrading and improving your home or business. Combining both “waste less” energy changes and efficiency could lead to substantial energy savings!
|What are the benefits of increased energy efficiency and wasting less energy?|
Benefits to improving your home’s or business’ energy efficiency include:
Minimized energy usage
Reduced energy waste
Increased home or business health
Potential energy savings
Conservation of the country’s resources
|What is the cost of an energy analysis?|
|Energy evaluations vary in price ranging between $400 - $600 in Kansas City, Mo. A variety of financing incentives are available through EnergyWorks KC.|
|How do I pay for the energy upgrades?|
The The Metropolitan Energy Center can help with financing incentives.
Deconstruction is the process of selectively removing materials from a building that is prepared to be demolished. Examples of salvageable materials, that can be reused or recycled, consist of doors, sinks, windows, hardwood floors, among others. This process differs from demolition since materials are not destroyed. Reusing materials rather than using energy to create new, preserves the Earth’s resources and redirects these items from the landfill.
Contact Habitat ReStore if you would like your home assessed to determine its eligibility for deconstruction.