Category: Highland Project

Outstanding Single Family Project!

I'm really excited to announce that GPD 346 Highland is a recipient of the U.S. Green Building Council's 2020 LEED Homes Awards in the Outstanding Single Family Project category!  This award is a testament to the amazing work by the design, [...]

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VOTE for LEED Project of the Year!

I'm excited to announce that 346 Highland is a finalist for the 2020 LEED Homes Awards Project of the Year! The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is celebrating the best of green homes and are letting the public decide who gets [...]

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Throwback Tuesday – construction video from Spring 2018

This video never made it out of draft form on the blog, so just posting it now…

Lots of site work, exterior insulation, waterproof covering, and just beginning window installation.

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 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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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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