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.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Can you dig it?

Larter can, most definitely. In spite of the cold drizzle, he's out and putting in the driveway and barn hole, soon to be followed by the house hole. Our permit is under way, and nearly there. He's making a nice base for SCPB's big crane and the trucks that will have to come up midwinter. And while reserving the topsoil for use, we're going to need all the fill we can get to make it all work right. And yes, LEED rater, we can't forget drainage.

Fearless Leader stopped by yesterday and we went over all the necessaries remaining for our permit, SCPB is standing behind us as we battle to get through the new building code's regulations for engineering calculations. We'll get there, never fear. Now we're trying to finish up the electrical plans, and plan for efficient plumbing. Team meeting will take place after Thanksgiving, when we know more about the schedule and final players.


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