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, July 31, 2009

Being driven slowly mad...

Electrical, check.
Fire department, check.
Board of health, check.
Department of environmental protection, check.
Building inspector, we're working on last fixes.
Highway department, we're working on last thing.
Plumbing: Because we have a new-fangled heating system (standing well open loop geothermal heat pump with shared water source), everyone wants someone else to say it's okay. Plumbing inspector thinks it's okay if the State plumbing board says it's okay, State plumbing board says it's okay if the inspector thinks it's okay, board of health says it's okay if the state says it's okay, state says it's okay if the plumbing inspector says it's okay, everyone's passing the buck back and forth, and my occupancy permit awaits.
Monday, I will speak with the plumbing inspector again. In essence, the plumbing board inspector told me this morning that if it looks okay to him, it was okay with them. I may just have to sign a paper promising not to sue anyone. And people wonder why illegal systems exist.


At August 4, 2009 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Claudia said...

Guess you're still waiting. . .


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