Sunday, March 23, 2014

Our projected LEED for Homes "Gold" Oak Savanna project is under construction in Orleans, Michigan (Ionia County). The home is being built by Rich Bloem of Homes by True North .  The home is a Frank Lloyd Wright "Prairie Style" Home. Some of the key features are.
  • BuildBlock ICF Foundation.
  • Murus SIP Panel Walls.
  • Metal Roof.
  • Andersen 400 Series Energy Star Windows.
  • CertianTeed Cement Board Siding.
  • Passive Solar Design.
  • Stained Concrete Floors on Both Floors.
  • Radiant Floor Heat.
  • Mini-Split A/C.
  • Generator.
  • Custom Kitchen Cabinets by WoodWays.
  • Custom Stained Glass by Pristine Glass Company.
  • Restoration of the Oak Savanna Prairie Grass.
Stay tuned for updated photos.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Here is a preview of the Site plan for the "Nest" Living Building Challenge House thanks to Michael Bruggink of Fen View Design, LLC. Below is a list of the key features of the site design.

Key Features
  • Community Garden.
  • Mandala Garden
  • Medicinal Herb Garden
  • Extensive Raised Vegetable Gardens.
  • Fruit Gardens.
  • Grape Vineyard.
  • Fruit Trees.
  • Extensive use of Native Drought Tolerant Plants.
  • Composting Bins.
  • Eco Turf Lawn.
  • Black Water & Gray Water Underground Irrigation System.
  • Crow's Nest Play Area.
  • Garden Shed.
  • Sand Box.
  • Various Sitting Area's