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.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Status report

Here's where we are:
In an effort to diffuse the situation and get a provisional occupancy permit, we had Richardson disconnect the geothermal on Friday morning. However, now we can't get a provisional as we don't have a heating system! Catch-22 you say? Ah, you would be so right. Richardson Wells, Lloyd and us will be having a meeting this afternoon to outline every contingency. We will then present our plan of action to the building inspector and hope he will reconsider. After all, it IS August and we won't be needing heat for a few months.

Sheesh. This is what you get with linear thinking. However, I must say that the headline can read two ways: "Holliston town officials block green house family" or "Holliston town officials help green house family resolve code issue." Right now, the first one looks more likely than the second, but this remains to be seen.


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