2013 09 07: i have not posted in a while. this is because the house is waiting for windows. the window manufacturer, thermotech, said that they received glass that was too warped to use, then received glass that was defective, and then broke one of the windows while packing it for shipping. alas.
by the by, thermotech had similar reasons for a late delivery of windows for another passive house. i am aware of yet another house where the company delivered good product on time.
we don’t want to install a partial order of windows . . . in part to keep costs to a minimum.
i’ll resume posting as soon as the windows are being installed.