Category: Highland Project

Measuring Energy Efficiency

The home’s electrical monitoring system has been online for just about a year now, and we’ve also been watching the home’s energy consumption compared to other homes using a terrific platform from Wegowise.  Even though the house [...]

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Built-in Resilience

We had another opportunity to do an interesting test of the home’s performance during a cold spell in mid-winter.  We shut off the heating and ventilation systems for four days during a time when the temperatures ranged between 17 °F [...]

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Clearing the (Kitchen) Air

It has been a while since I last updated this blog, but it has been a productive winter at 346 Highland.  The down time has given us an opportunity to do a considerable amount of testing and to monitor the home’[...]

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LEED Platinum®!

Yesterday we received an email from GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.), the certifying agent for USGBC, notifying us that our project application had been reviewed satisfactorily and awarding Highland LEED Platinum® certification!  This was a great achievement and recognizes the [...]

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Exterior work continues

Finally we’ve had a decent stretch of weather for exterior work!  Over the last two weeks our landscaper has been able to complete the final grading and hydroseed the lawn.  We’re using a special, locally-grown hybrid grass called [...]

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Winter Construction Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGBh1khnhyU Even though most of the action has been indoors since late December (partly due to weather, and partly because that’s where most of the work is!), there’s still a lot [...]

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CERTIFIED!

Great news!  This week we received our ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS, and Zero Energy Ready Home certifications.  Thanks to all the hard work of our design team, general contractor, dedicated subs, and LEED rater, we were able to achieve all [...]

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OPEN HOUSE!

After more than 15 months of work, I'm so excited to announce that 346 Highland is ready to go on the market!  Everyone is invited to attend our first public Open House on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1-4 pm.  Address is 346 Highland Street, [...]

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Certification testing

A few weeks ago I posted about how we commissioned the Zehnder ventilation system.  Our commissioning agent measured and adjusted all the airflows to ensure the system is delivering the proper amount of fresh air to each living space and [...]

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Finishing touches!

All the major elements of the house are finally in place and the teams have been focusing on the details and remaining few items to install.  Our last remaining vanities and tubs have arrived and been installed, the rest of [...]

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