Post #4: Framing has begun!
Updated: Jun 10, 2019
The following blog will chronicle the construction of a new Zero Energy Ready Home
designed by Domain Design Architects and located on San Juan Island, Washington. Denise Garcia and her husband, Eric Schmidt, who together have degrees in architecture, landscape architecture and city planning, have been passionate about environmentally responsible design since their student days at MIT. Their new ZERH home is the culmination of over 30 years each of professional experience. We hope this blog will inspire others to consider building a Zero Energy Ready Home.
San Juan Island, April 30, 2019
Cape Drive Zero Energy Ready Home
Blog entry #4- Framing has begun!
In the last 3 weeks activity has jumped on our Zero Energy Ready Home. Getting "out of the ground" is always laborious, particularly if the weather doesn't cooperate. Luckily for us, San Juan Island is in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and as such, has a relatively dry climate, averaging only 20 inches of rain a year. By comparison, Seattle gets 37 inches of rain. In the Pacific Northwest, weather is affected by not only mountains and sea, but by microclimates which can produce different climate conditions over a relatively small area.
With good weather and longer days, the crew has been busy. In the 3 weeks since the last blog post, framing has begun in earnest. Seeing the progress has been exciting as we watch La Pedrera come to life.