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A Quick Note of Thanks! (Two of a Three Part Series)

by Jeff Gallo from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Aaron Krause (tan shirt) with Eric Mattren from Apollo going over the HVAC plans for our heating and cooling. We also have to thank Aaron Krause, our contractor who had never built a home before. Let alone a GREEN one, maxxed out to the nth degree. [...]

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A House is Born (sort of)

by Jeff Gallo from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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We have a house. It's very exciting and hard to believe it is actually happening. After starting this process in April '06 we thought we would be in before Christmas. When that didn't happen we nicknamed our project the "surreal house." Now it's [...]

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A Quick Note of Thanks! (Three of a Three Part Series)

by Jeff Gallo from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Finally our three-legged stool of support would not be complete without the help of Jeff Hillman, our friend and a k a money man. Without him as our mortgage guy, we may have never gotten this thing off the ground, literally. Jeff skillfully navigated [...]

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I (Heart) Nanosolar! An Open Love Letter

by Jeff Gallo from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Nanosolar, you probably don't know this, but we have been watching you from afar. Your new amazing solar breakthrough has been a highly anticipated part of our residential plan. In fact, we have gone entirely electric with all of our appliances [...]

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This Gas Stinks to Death

by Jeff Gallo from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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"What is the second leading cause of lung cancer?" I just heard that radio commercial this morning about getting your house checked for radon. Where we live in Minnesota coincidentally is not a radon free zone. Quite the opposite. We have [...]

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Being Green Ain't Easy

by Jeff Gallo from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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Here is Salena manually cleaning out 6 decades of glue, polyurethane and dirt from the gym floorboards we bought from the Reuse Center. We are planning on using them for our second floor. Sunday, she averaged cleaning two of them an hour. She changed [...]

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Dear Treehugger,

by John Gavin Dwyer, AIA from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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My wife occasionally forces me to watch American Idol and I often wonder, "Why don't they show any of the painful auditions, the ones where someone is an amazing singer with a great presence, but doesn't make the first cut?" And then I [...]

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Recycled Energy

by John Gavin Dwyer, AIA from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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Months ago, when we made the decision that a forced air system would be the most cost effective, we started brainstorming any and all strategies for making it as efficient as possible. One strategy that made the cut was a whole house HRV (heat recovery [...]

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Steel Mushroom

by John Gavin Dwyer, AIA from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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One may ask oneself as they drive by, "What's with the steel beanie?" Believe it or not, it's green. I know, it looks silver, but it's green and it's part of what makes the house platinum. Confused yet?One of the mechanical strategies very adeptly [...]

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Welcome to Spaghetti Junction

by Jeff Gallo from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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Heating and Cooling. If you are building a house for the future, don't screw this up. Call me an "alarmist" but I don't believe the price of natural gas will go down in the coming years. Start with great insulation and then add your necessary evils. [...]

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