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.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Reuse or recycle

Things to remember:
Windows, builders felt, ice & water paper, other stuff comes in cardboard.
Roofing comes in paper.
Windows are packed with little styrofoam corners. Lumber is strapped with metal. House panels come wrapped in 5 mil plastic sheets.

So, Flip went dumpster diving today. We reserved some cardboard for future use and he took the rest to recycle, we're using the plastic sheeting in the cellar as part of our radon abatement (more later on that), he separated the plastics and the metal. Lots of construction waste is recyclable, or useful later in a project. So don't just dump it.



At March 22, 2009 at 10:26 PM , Blogger Wolfen said...

If you need any broken plaster, derelict would or cardboard boxes...we are your dream come true. Also to be found are empty plaster buckets and old mops. Yipee!!


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