How do you balance energy efficiency with historic preservation?  That is a question many in Alton have asked as they try and make changes to homes in historic districts.  There is a forum coming up this month to try and answer those questions.

The dilemma is that adding energy-efficient upgrades to many homes goes against the desire of preservationists.  Matt Asselmeier, Alton’s Deputy Director of Development and Housing, tells The Big Z experts from both camps will be at the meeting with possible solutions.

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The forum will be held on Thursday, April 16 at the Old Bakery Beer Company on Landmarks Boulevard from 7-9pm.  Asselmeier tells the Big Z experts in the field of energy efficiency will be there to address attendees.


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