Post #6: Put A Lid On It!
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, June 22, 2019
Cape Drive Zero Energy Ready Home
Blog entry #6- Put A Lid On It!
After 3 weeks we returned to a home whose exterior walls have been fully raised. The crew has been busy sheathing the walls and hoisting engineered beams into place. The engineered roof rafters are also in place and roof sheathing partially completed. This is the start of our building envelope, the single most important element of a Zero Energy Ready Home. The building envelope contains critical thermal, moisture and air control layers that will determine the ultimate performance of the home.