Category Archives: Background

Rubber Roofing

There are three typical considerations when selecting a roof. Price, durability (how long it will last) and aesthetics. In our decision process, we added another factor – sustainability. That is, the impact on the environment, either in the production of … Continue reading

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Understanding Net Zero

When I retired from Xerox in July 2013 we knew that we wanted to build an energy efficient house but we really didn’t know what that meant. I’ve always been interested in energy efficiency and solar energy so those were areas … Continue reading

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Site Selection — a “family” connnection

It isn’t easy finding the right piece of land to build your “forever” retirement home. It had to be suitable to aging in place, allowing us access to the things we enjoy most– nature, kayaking and spending time with family. With three kids … Continue reading

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