This pile of glacial till was excavated from the home site of the Green Home built by North Woods Joinery. This unlikely pile of earth faces due south and is the future site of an 18 Kilowatt solar array -to be interconnected to the electric grid. One goal is to make this 4500 ft2 home as energy independent as possible, lower our 'carbon footprint' and provide all our potential clients examples of how green building is both cost efficient, and easy!
Concrete workers from S.D. Ireland Concrete prepare forms for the 8" poured foundation walls. S.D Ireland is a Chittenden County, Vermont firm that has worked with us on a number of commercial and residential projects. This North Woods joinery home was carefully oriented to take advantage of the passive solar gains at this site. The worker in front is adjusting the north facing wall of the two car garage. This wall is a retaining wall that will be backfilled to restore much of the original site topography.