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.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Ductman Cometh

As you know, we are using a standing well open loop geothermal system. Eli will come in with the Water Furnace and Dave from Duct-works is running the ductwork to his machinery. I will post more about this as it is occuring in the coming few weeks.

Dave started yesterday. As those of you who follow LEED stuff know, one of the important things in the Energy & Atmosphere section is sealing your ducts (see taped joints above). He's been tearing through the house at a tremendous pace, making great time. Sam has been in front of him, fattening walls so he can have enough room for his ductwork. Lloyd has been behind him, covering the registers and returns with plywood so dust and dirt (and Luna and I) won't fall down them. We will, of course, flush the ducts before moving in, but there shouldn't be much in there the way these guys have taken care.

With Lombardo Plumbing starting on Wednesday next week, I'm afraid Dave may have a target on his back when Chris Lombardo sees how many chases he's taken, but there you go. First in line gets the best pick.

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