The Presentation

Owner Rehab to All Electric and Energy Efficient Home
Presented by Stephen Melton

Presenter Stephen Melton decided to tackle a major home rehab, saying, “I decided to make my home, built in 2017, into an all-electric home to greatly reduce my carbon footprint and to test, first hand, the feasibility of a heat pump in his climate zone. The work was done in the spring of 2022. It included a new air-exchange heat pump, electric water heater, air exchanger, improved insulation, air infiltration sealing, and additional wiring to accommodate car charging. My next step is to buy an electric vehicle.”

About the Speaker

Stephen Melton served as a U.S. Army officer until his retirement from active duty in 2004. For the next twelve years, he taught at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he instructed graduate seminars on the causes and impacts of global warming. He began volunteering with Citizens’ Climate Lobby in the Spring of 2017 and is now the Leader of the Kansas City, Missouri chapter. He contributed to the Mid-America Regional Council’s 2021 Climate Action Plan and serves on the Policy Committee for Climate Action KC. He currently lives with his wife, Susan, in Parkville, Missouri, where he serves as the Ward 3 alderman.

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