2015 07 04: spent the most of the day documenting the as built configuration of the home for energy star and LEED certification.
2015 06 10: jeff wolfram, a professional photographer, and miche booz came by this evening for a photo shoot. the pictures will first be used by miche when he seeks an AIA Maryland Award for the house. very exciting.
less exciting is that i removed and replaced a cartridge in one of the waterless urinals.
i also cleaned the tape and removed the tarps remaining from yesterday’s door paint job.
2015 06 07: alas, my well water has high levels of manganese and some hydrogen sulfide as well. jeremiah and i have recently been preparing the outside shed to accept water treatment tanks as there is no room for them on the inside. mainly this consists of insulating the shed so that the water does not freeze. we spent the weekend caulking air leaks with prosoco’s joint and seam filler.
2015 06 06: a week or so ago i rented a bedroom to an intern, jeremiah wilson, working for the department of energy. his rent is paid in labor on the house. he is a great fellow and very helpful!
2015 06 06: purchased a sofa from ikea. spent all day saturday assembling it.
2015 03 02: the house has been equipped with a whirlpool ventless heat pump dryer. it came onto the market very recently and operates with a significant increase in dryer efficiency from all previous models available in the united states. (europe has had ventless heat pump dryers for a while.)
the dryer was delivered on 31 january. i’ve used it several times. it works like a vented dryer. it seems to be a great product . . . much more efficient any previous dryers available in the
on 19 february 2015, the old hopkins road house won the 2014 Wintergreen Award for residential projects from the maryland chapter of the USGBC.
the award is for excellence in green projects.
2014 05 12: as the photo shows, the outside of the house is almost finished.
2014 05 12: apologies to several who have commented. i’ve been very tardy in approving the comments. nonetheless, they are much appreciated.
2014 04 11: the soffits are being placed on the garage and the house. they look great!