The other day I chatted with Kathleen O’Brien, the author of Green Home Primer. The book sits on my night stand, and I referred to it religiously while contemplating a green build. Kathleen was writing an article on my house for the Daily Journal of Commerce Green Building blog to promote green home tours. ( http://www.djc.com/blogs/BuildingGreen/?cat=319) Kathleen promised to autograph my book when we meet!
As my house is near completion I can’t help but reflect on the many people I have met on this journey. Their passion about green building and energy efficiency humbles and inspires me. I hope my project will do the same for those who come to visit during the NW EcoBuilding Guild’s Green Home Tour on April 27 . It seems not long ago I was touring and admiring the “green” houses. Now my house is one of the stops –N12! Here’s a preview.
Deck posts were milled from the cedar tree on the property.
Cole sanding old floor joist (left) into…
Vertical stair posts were once door headers.
and wall cap!!!
- Ted is quite happy on how the live edge counter top turned out. Me too!
Custom maple plywood cabinet sits on top of marmoleum
Triple glazed sliding glass doors blend indoor/outdoor living.
A & R Solar, an employee owned Seattle company, designed and installed this slick 6.72 kW solar module, comprised of 28 Solar World 240 panels.
Power-One Aurora 6000 inverter with an old production meter in the center of the photo. It was exciting to see it run backwards until it was replaced by a digital meter.
Trellis for vertical gardening and to deflect the southern sun.
Let there be light…LED lights, powered by the solar panels.
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