It's only been two days, but our framing contractor has already set all the panels of the first floor. One of the reasons we chose to build with SIPs (structural insulated panels) is that they can go up very quickly, while maintaining excellent air-tightness and insulative qualities.
How do people interested in building a zero-energy home get started? The process usually begins with a lot of online research. Over the course of building two net-zero homes, we've read a lot, learned a ton, and gathered a lot of resources. Below are some of the top websites and online resources for homeowners and building professionals looking to expand their knowledge of zero-energy building. Enjoy!
Our little group ventured over to the Methow Valley last weekend for the first homeowner's association meeting of Methow Valley View. Dave and Lisa had visited our land several times during the last few months, but Alex and I hadn't had the chance to return since we first saw the lot in the winter.