Monthly Archives: June 2012

Footers + Perimeter Vents & Drains

With excavation of the basement completed, it’s time to begin the vertical construction.  A caveat: very little of today’s blog  relates to building a very tight house, but instead should be common building practice for any home construction.  The uber-energy … Continue reading

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(Finally) The Big Dig

Great news.  We’ve begun site preparation and excavation! Shawn Woods of Woods Home & Land is on site with a his tools of the trade: a CAT 3115 excavator, a John Deere tracked skidder, a dump truck, and his assistant Isaac. … Continue reading

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Value Engineering the Passive House Design Stage Assurance

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After kicking the tires on the Passive House Planning Package results obtained by the Passive House Academy (PHA) on EdgewaterHaus, we have decided to make one design change that, if acceptable to PHA, will save us money and still allow us … Continue reading

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