Open house #3…

… was a lot of fun again. You never know who is showing up and how they heard about the open house!

Once again we had a pretty diverse group of people. Quite a few had some interest in green building technologies and had thought about how they could use the information we had to offer. It was so much fun to see how the light bulbs went on when our visitors were actually standing in front of various green building components and could touch them.

There is, of course, always a great interest in how much things cost (like the insulation) and how much we will save (such as in heating bills). This time around, we were able to share some initial data from the 1st season we lived in the 1,500 sf garden unit.

At this point, I am ready to start closing up the walls. Although there are a few more items that I have to get out the way first…

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About Marcus de la fleur

Marcus is a Registered Landscape Architect with a horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. He developed a landscape based sustainable pilot project at 168 Elm Ave. in 2002, and has expanded his skill set to building science. Starting in 2009, Marcus applied the newly acquired expertise to the deep energy retrofit of his 100+ year old home in Chicago.

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