Monthly Archives: April 2010

Green Times contributes to successful open house

The Tucson Green Times article generated quite a bit of interest in this weekend’s first public open house of The S.E.E.D. Home®.  Most of the visitors said they had learned of it through the Green Times coverage.  A big thank you to the Tucson Green Times.

If  you click the image of the front page and you can see an enlarged view of the header (will open in new window or tab), containing a picture of the rendering of the home, directing you to the article entitled Take a walk through a thermal envelope.  It’s in PDF format and you will have to scroll down to page 15.

The open house had a great turn out.   Below are  several video clips of some of the discussions and questions and answers.  Our visitors were intelligent, well informed, asked great thought provoking, questions and sparked some very interesting discussions.  All in all I would have to say it was a success. We are extremely happy about the excitement this project is generating in the community.

The Walls and Roof are UP – Everyone is Invited

The walls and the roof are completed.  I have some pictures and video of the process and will try to add them in the next day or so.  We are working on the flooring and the “thermal envelope” will be ready for the public open house this weekend, April 24th and 25th from10am and 4pm.  It’s at 2057 E. Greenlee, once block south of Prince and Campbell.

Raising the Roof

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Beam Installation

Structural Insulated Panel Installation

The video starts off with one of the panels being installed.  It’s a bit loud at the beginning so you might want to turn your sound down at first.  The entire exterior walls were finished in one day.  The next project will be the roof.

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Structural Insulated Panels Arrive

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Site Prep

Here we see the subfloor being prepared for the future concrete pour.  Click the pics for larger views.