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.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Okay, here's the rant

Why does it make sense that we have to pay to get our "green" rating? What incentive is that for people to build right? I agree that the oversight group needs to get paid, but doesn't our country want people to build green? You'd think we'd get some tax credit or something for this, but no. We get a big zip. And, we get to pay extra for the privilege of building right, and not chump change, either. OK, I'm done now.

We're in the middle of a sleet and freezing rain weather pattern, so things are at a standstill. More tomorrow when I stop being mad at my country's stupid environmental management.

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At January 9, 2009 at 11:04 AM , Blogger C said...

So how much is it?
You can take fees off your taxes in the form of building depreciation.

At January 9, 2009 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Probably around two grand total, really dont know until a little further on. Its the principal of the thing that roasts my groats.


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