Monday, November 17, 2008

WIS-TV Visits Switzer Green Home

David Stanton from WIS-TV in Columbia visited our construction site during the US Green Building Council SC Chapter's recent meeting at our home.

Copy and paste the address below in your web browser to see David Stanton's report.

http://www.wistv.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?ClipID1=3139320&h1=%27Green%20building%27%20hits%20the%20Midlands%2C%20David%20Stanton%20reports&vt1=v&at1=News&d1=114166&LaunchPageAdTag=News&activePane=info&rnd=64341323

Monday, November 10, 2008

US Green Building Council Meeting at Switzer Green Home!

Although there has not been much change to the house since the last posting (hence no pictures today), we have been very busy picking out plumbing fixtures, fireplaces, HVAC systems, solar water heater, etc... We have come to the realization that everybody should build a house before they ever buy one. It is a very educational experience. You have no idea how much is involved until you actually go through the process.

And because we're Going Green, there has been even more work. It hasn't been easy researching and deciding on low-flow toilets, faucets, shower heads, direct-vent fireplaces, geothermal HVAC systems, etc...but we are making progress.

The plumbing is almost all in now. Next are the fireplaces and HVAC which we should decide on today or tomorrow.

The siding should be going up this week, followed by the metal roof next week. Then it will really start looking like a house.

Everyone is invited to see the progress that has been made on our home so far and to learn more about green building by coming to Friday's meeting of the SC Chapter of the US Green Building Council at our new home. The meeting is Friday, Nov. 14th at 1:30pm at the Pavilion (Community Center) inside Cobblestone Park, immediately followed by a tour of our house. The builder, architect, LEED provider and Maggie, will all be there probably until at least 3pm or 4pm. All the details can be found at the chapter's web site: http://www.usgbcsc.org.

We hope to see you there!