Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, July 3, 2009
exterior trim work on-going
drive under master bedroom with planting strip
garage trim completed, painting is next
cement board panel and batten system for exterior trim
stained glue-lam and decking system at kitchen ceiling
Interior door installation on-going
master bath vanity location, casework to be installed next week
shower with pre-molded pan and cement board surround
stained concrete floor in kitchen and basement
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
For lav faucets to meet 3.1, you have to be equal to or less than 2.0 gallons per minute. To meet 3.2, you have to be equal to or less than 1.5 gallons per minute OR the fixture needs to be WaterSense labeled. We are using a Hansa fixture and meet the criteria of credit 3.2
For shower stalls to meet 3.1, you have to be equal to or less than 2.0 gallons per minute PER STALL. This means you aren't going to be able to install 6 shower heads in the master bath shower with each shower head being low flow..... To meet 3.2, you have to be equal to or less than 1.75 gallons per minute per stall. We are using a Hansgrohe fixture that meets the criteria of credit 3.2.
For toilets to meet 3.1, you have to be equal to or less than 1.3 gallons per flush OR dual flush OR water sense labeled. To meet 3.2, you have to be equal to or less than 1.1 gallons per flush. We are using a Toto fixture and meet the criteria of credit 3.1 (it is dual flush and WaterSense labeled).
From this section we earn 5 points!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Credit 2.1 is for installing a High Efficiency Irrigation System and is worth up to 3 points. There are 11 items that you can earn one point for each, up to three points. Points that you can earn also depend on the percentage of your designed landscape that are served by these measures.
Credit 2.2 is worth one point that you get if you have a third party inspect the work done under Credit 2.1.
Note: You can do Credits 2.1 and 2.2 OR, Credit 2.3 below. You can't do all of them.
Credit 2.3 is Reduce Overall Irrigation Demand By At Least 45% and is worth up to four points. Depending on the percentage you reduce, you get from one to four points. this must be calculated by a qualified professional based on a number of formulas provided by USGBC.
It is still early in our process to know exactly what we are going to do with our irrigation, so I am not going to add any points to the tally - we will revist this one down the road!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Here is the crane that was used to lift our new trusses onto the house. He had to thread a needle between two existing trees to get them onto the house.
They started the trusses at the back of the house
Monday, December 29, 2008
Just wanted to let you all know that a couple of weeks ago we had some great photographers come over to the site and take pix of us with various construction and material backdrops. Lucas Brown and Lee Bradshaw at Kickstand Studio are great - anyone in the Midlands area who needs photos, portraits, headshots, etc. needs to call these guys!! They also have a cool red couch they will carry around to random alleyways or parking garages so that they can capture you and your friends or family in the perfect setting! Will post the pix soon......
Here is Lucas taking a picture of me taking a picture of him.....