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Green Building Open House 2012 Reminder

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Just a reminder. The Green Building Open House Tour, sponsored by NESEA, and the National Solar Tour, sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, is October 13 this year from 10 to 4.

Last year we opened our house while still under construction. This year we’re showcasing the finished house and data that we’ve been collecting along the way.

A listing of local New York houses in the greater Albany region are listed on Our Energy Independent Community site.

Put it in your calendar. Come see us and some of the best green houses in upstate New York.

Energy Star Certificate

Energy Star Certificate

Almost forgot, we got our official Energy Star Certificate in the mail a few days ago. It was included with a packet of information to explain the EnergyStar program to the homeowner. It also included a release form that if signed and returned would allow NYSERDA (the authority that administers the EnergyStar program in New York) to access our electricity usage directly from the utility for 2 years. Creepy.

Snow Fall

Yes it snowed, twice, in October. But we were lucky, only about 3 or 4 inches both times. The roads were clear and we didn’t lose power. Many were not so lucky and are still without power.

This weekend we were also treated to a sighting of two foxes frolicking in our freshly hay mulched yard. They pounced and dined on a few mice in the process. It was a nice distraction from all the work going on inside the house.

Fall Uphill

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Green Building Open House this Saturday

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We announced back in June that we would be participating in the Green Building Open House sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). It’s being held in conjunction with the National Solar Tour this year. This Saturday, October 1st is the big day. We’re opening our doors to the public from 10am to 4pm.

Note to visitors, we’re still under construction. That means you’ll get to see all the duct work, pipes, cellulose insulation, foam, window details and all. It also means be aware of your surroundings at all times. We’re working like mad to make the place presentable but some spaces will be off limits.

And please be careful on the driveway, keep it in 1st gear.

Hope to see you here!

Plumbing

We had the plumbing venting roughed in a few weeks ago. Last week our plumber completed the wet pipes, hot and cold. We’re using Pex and a home run layout. Thought it looked very patriotic for a July 4th post.

Green Building Open House and National Solar Tour

Mark October 1, 2011 on your calendars. We’ve signed up for the Green Building Open House (sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) and the National Solar Tour (sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society). Consider yourselves invited.


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