Wow! I don’t have words to express how satisfying – and at times even amazing – it is when I walk into the house and FEEL the comfort. With all but the last details of insulation complete and the heating not operational yet, the house has been hovering in the 17° to 21°C range. Let’s […]
Join us on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, as one of Ottawa area’s five stops on the Green Energy Doors Open 2015 tour. Chris will be providing a guided tour every hour on the hour beginning at 9:00 AM. The tour itself is about 30 minutes with an extra 20 […]
An excellent interview with Robyn Bresnahan on the build in Merrickville! Great detail and interesting questions!
Since the last entry describing the construction, we’ve been focused on a broad range of activities including some work off-site at Carleton University. Here’s a short list of things we’ve been up to: • Rainwater Store. We’ve completed the installation of the liner with inlets and overflow outlets and sealing to the foundation. We also […]
Thanks very much to all who attended and showed great support and enthusiasm! It makes this challenging journey so worth while! We were thrilled with the fact that close to 130 people came through. Stay tuned for fall dates for the next one.
It is happening from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Sat., July 11 at 732 Heritage Drive in Merrickville! Chris will be providing a guided tour every hour on the hour in order to explain all of the house’s features. You will learn about: Passive design, starting first with very high levels of insulation and […]
Thanks to the Ottawa Citizen for taking an interest in our build! We are thrilled to be included amongst these exceptional projects. If you would like to check out our progress, we are having another House Tour on Saturday, July 11 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Chris will be providing guided tours every hour […]
Excellent article by Jennifer Westendorp!
The frequency of blog postings has been slowing down, but work has continued at a decent pace. In April and May, we dense-packed the North wall, completed the steel roofing, roughed-in the electrical, began insulating the rim joists above the sill plate, and started on the hydronic floors. Among these, are a few are very […]
A month has passed without an entry. So what have we done? South Wall. From the Eastern wall, across the South and around the corner to the West wall: Larsen trusses have been put up, sheathed, dense-packed with cellulose, windows detailed, wall covered in Typar and a first layer of strapping applied. Work was completed […]