Month: October 2011

Energy Saving Upgrades For Your Old Home

By Scott Sidler • October 18, 2011

These days retrofitting older homes with energy savings solutions has become big business. This particularly holds true for older and historic homes. But between saving the original splendor and architecture of a historic home and installing energy saving products that […]

Orlando Historic Districts – Downtown

By Scott Sidler • October 17, 2011

Neighborhood Facts Established 1980 Approximately 80 contributing structures in district Period of significance 1880 – 1940 Only historic commercial district in Orlando The Beginning In 1980 the Downtown Historic District was formed as the first of Orlando’s local historic districts. […]

Orlando Historic Districts – Lake Lawsona

By Scott Sidler • October 15, 2011

The Neighborhood The Lake Lawsona Historic District holds a special place in my heart since it is where my wife and I reside in our 1929 vernacular bungalow that we have been slowly restoring (when I am not too busy […]

How To: Use Salvage & Save

By Scott Sidler • October 14, 2011

According to Build Carbon Neutral, the carbon footprint to build a new house of average size (2,700 sq. ft. as of 2009 in America) will require approximately 65 metric tons of CO2 to be offset. And the average home’s annual […]