In the news…

Activity at the house is moving as quickly as humanly possible these days and while the crews have a nice break this Memorial Day weekend, Nancy and I are still going full-tilt as several things near completion—and that’s great news! More on that in subsequent posts…but there’s other ‘news’ being reported this weekend that we […]

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Perspective and progress

It’s 5:15, first light is filtering into our Lanesboro apartment, and the early bird’s chirps are now a chorus. I crashed at 10 last night after a full day of painting and oiling wood, then woke from a dream patterned with the swirls of red elm.

My cloud of early morning thoughts thickened and […]

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Gradually powering up

Viking Electric returned today to finish the work they’d begun yesterday on burying conduit from where the main electrical service panel will be located in the garage, under the breezeway, and into the house. Scott and his crew also finished installing temporary power next to the garage to support contractors’ work in the weeks ahead. […]

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Power to the site and forms delivered

The utility crew buried cables today and placed the power transformer, so we’re that much closer to having power at the site; they still need to connect to the grid and our electrician needs to place the temporary power junctions. We also received confirmation that a concrete crew is set to begin placing the foundation […]

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Weather Delays

We’d hoped to be working on the foundation walls today, but weather and schedules haven’t aligned, so we wait…it’s not that we’re overly anxious, but really—a few consecutive sunny, dry days really would be helpful for anyone working outside these days! Though after nearly two years of more drought than rain, we’re generally happy with […]

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Lanesboro, Minnesota
Climate Zone 6 (cold/moist)
Latitude: 43° 44' 18'' N
Longitude: 91° 54' 48'' W

House Size

Net Treated Floor Area: 1,514 SF
Gross Square Footage (House only): 2,210 SF

Building Envelope

Roof: R-99
Wall: R-61
Ground: R-53

Windows & Doors

Glazing: U-0.10 BTU / hour / sq. ft.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): 0.48”
Frame: U-0.19 BTU / hour / sq. ft.

Modeled Performance

Specific Primary Energy Demand (Source Energy Demand): 12.1 kBTU / sq. ft. / year

Specific Space Heat Demand: 7.0 kBTU/sq. ft. / year

Peak Heating Load: 7,047 BTU / hour

Space Cooling Demand: 0.44 kBTU / sq. ft. / year

Peak Cooling Load: 3,625 BTU / hour

Pressure Test Goal: Whole House Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) = 0.4 ACH 50


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