This episode of ActiveLab is about one couple’s efforts to transform a non-descript, suburban Ranch house into a healthier, more sustainable 21st century home! Over the past few years Wen Lee and Chris Stratton of Temple City have chronicled their largely DIY home renovation project on their blog FrugalHappy.org. While the many upgrades might not be apparent from the outside -- other than the visible solar panels on the roof and vegetable garden replacing the front lawn -- theirs is now one of the most energy-efficient homes in the San Gabriel Valley, a region where most homes remain “dual-fuel”, relying on both methane gas and electricity for power, heating, and cooling.
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