Our favorite event of the year, the Home Builders Association’s Green Builders’ Home Tour, is rapidly approaching, We love being able to interact directly with prospective clients in homes that we have built. It is a great way for folks to see the quality of construction and to see the attention to detail and features that differentiate us from other builders.
This year we have two houses by local modern architect maven Arielle Condoret Schechter.
The Modern Cabin house combines a modern aesthetic with lots of wood and stone. It features radiant heating, a 7.4 kW solar array with battery back up, a stunning deep grind polished concrete floor and many beautifully crafted cabinets and built-ins.
The Beech House, also by Arielle, is perfectly nestled into it’s surroundings and affords the homeowners beautiful vistas and stunning sunsets. It is super insulated and airtight, has an energy recovery ventilator for fresh air and is loaded with details. The house is also modern with many Mid-Century Modern accents.
In a new twist, we will also have an energy efficient office building on the tour. We had the honor of building the Boer Bros. Heating and Cooling office building this past year.
Myrick Construction did all the site work and built the large warehouse and shop for the project. We were tasked with building an energy efficient office that is comfortable, well lit by sunlight, and conducive to a positive work environment.
The Boer Bros. contracted another awesome local architect Jay Fulkerson to design the office space.
It features passive solar design with proper orientation, shading and thermal mass. It also features a bi-directional 7.4 kW solar tracker installed by our friends at Action Solar and Electric.
The Boer Bros installed several different types of heating and cooling units in their building for it to serve as a model of the different possibilities. If you are building a new house soon, or are in need of a new system for your old house, it is a great opportunity to learn about what the possibilities are.
We hope that you have some time the last weekend in April or first weekend in May to come see what we have been up to. The building are open from 12-5 both weekends. We look forward to seeing you!