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, January 29, 2010

Paperwork in

Here's a shot of the kitchen (with temporary stove as Chambers is still being converted and it's too dang cold in the barn to work on it). As you can see, we finally painted it.
The big news is that we finally filed the paperwork for our LEED silver, and now are awaiting news about whether we owe anything more in terms of paperwork or whether we are now just waiting.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010

Wishing all a happy new year. Now that the snow is here, we are more and more valuing the energy efficiency of our new home. The geothermal furnace works fine, does not need a "backup," which was implied by everyone from the building inspector to the local carpenters, and our fireplace works great—more for ambiance than for heat, but still, just great on these snowy days. Long live new technology...