Holliston LEED House

This is the story of a family who built the first LEED "green" house in Holliston, Massachusetts. We were trying to spend no more than it would take to build an ordinary house,and maybe even succeeded. The dust is still settling.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A peek from the east

This is the east and north of the house, which has been designed to somewhat resemble an antique from the exterior. Our plans are being submitted to the HERS rater this week (who is the same as the LEED rater) as well as the building inspector for our permits. We are shooting first for Energy Star, then for LEED. Although we are a bit over the ideal footprint for a 4BR LEED house, we have many other features that should bring our points to the needed level.

Received our stormwater runoff permit from the town (new reg last month, who can keep up) and now all's lined up for submission to the town. We're racing the weather to get our foundation in before the hard freeze. Fearless Leader says all systems are go with the backhoe man John at the end of the month.


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