How to Make Your Historic Beacon Hill Home 'Greener'

Tips on weatherization and energy efficiency.

Most homes on Beacon Hill were built before much thought was given to environmentalism and sustainablility. Today, however, many homeowners want to lessen their carbon footprint but aren't quite sure how to go about it. 

Now is the chance to gather all that information and start eco-friendly projects in your home. Sally Zimmerman of Historic New England and Mark Kiefer of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will be at the Harrison Gray Otis House, at 141 Cambridge St., on Oct. 17 to provide homeowners with tips on simple and cost-effective energy upgrades, traditional building-envelope repairs, and weatherization projects that can make old houses more comfortable to live in and more efficient to operate.

Wine and cheese, as well as an optional tour of the Otis House, will be offered starting at 5 p.m.; the talk will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for members of either Historic New England or the Beacon Hill Civic Association, which is co-sponsoring the event, and $25 for nonmembers. Purchase Tickets by clicking here. 


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