Friday, February 5, 2010

The below pic is of the existing house on the property. Pic is from Summer 2009, from Google Streetview. This is the south side.


  1. Hey guys ...

    What a fantastic project to endeavor. I am very excited for you!

    So I bookmarked this blog and the passive house site as well... interesting stuff. Have you given any thought to incorporating green landscaping or water/stormwater management to your design? - it might aid in energy efficiency and overall "green" design...I 'll have to check out that passive house site more thouroughly when I have time.

    Anyway good luck on the project - I'll be following this blog for sure... maybe even come by and get a tour! :)

  2. We haven't placed emphasis on green landscaping as yet - but thanks for the suggestions. Stormwater management is mandatory in the landscaping design, so it will be included - but there is much scope to improve things here - the driveways will be porous materials, of course, but it would be great to have rainwater collection - an underground cistern - just need a little more confidence in controlling bacterial materials carried in from the roof. The green roof is not being considered due to unsupportive zoning.