Ann Levenick

“I like earthships very much, but not ready to take that radical an approach to energy self-sufficiency. One of my ideas for what to do when I retire is to make my home self-sufficient as possible share what I learn with others.”


Ann Arbor’s Westside


1924

Installed LED lights; lowered my thermostat wall and ceiling insulation replacement windows; installed a high efficiency furnace, washer and dryer; installed rain barrels and created a rain garden.


One of my ideas for retirement is to make my home self-sufficient as possible and to share what I learn with others. Some day sooner I’d like to build a greenhouse on the south side of the house. I would also like to install a wood burning stove.

A more peaceful domestic ambience: the new furnace is much quieter than the old one.


Anything we can do to cut consumption is good.


Would you like to be featured as one of our energy profiles? Fill out our survey (and send us a picture)!