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, April 3, 2009

Bill in the rain

Bill Anderson, the mason, worked through until the rain started in earnest. He got as far as building a base for the fireplace before he had to quit, but by then it was raining cats and dogs.

As you know, both Energy Star and LEED frown on masonry fireplaces. Built properly with outside air vent, chimney seal and covered with doors, however, you should be able to pass your blower test. I don't think Flip can live without a fireplace, I know I can't. After all, it's our "back up heating system."



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