Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Check out our appearance on TV

In case you missed it, here is the KATU Green Living segment featuring our house!  It is also available on their website.

Monday, May 23, 2011

One year

Today is the one-year anniversary of our moving into the new house. It's so hard to believe that we've been here that long already.

We've had a lot of people asking us about energy data now that we've been here a year. It will be a few more weeks before we get the final month of data from the power company, but when we have it, we'll post about it here. I will say that from the 11 months we've looked at so far, our house is performing beautifully and we are saving so much energy.

We're so thankful to our amazing builders, Bilyeu Homes, and all the people who worked on making this house as special as it is.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We're gonna be on TV

We had an interesting development this week: our house is going to be on TV.

We were contacted by KATU Channel 2 in Portland, which does a weekly segment called Green Living and wanted to feature a Passive House.

The reporter and cameraman came over today and spent about an hour interviewing us and filming various parts of the house. It had actually been awhile since we had given a tour to people who weren't already familiar with Passive Houses, so we felt a bit rusty about describing things. But I think we did okay.

The Green Living series airs every Tuesday during the 5 p.m. news, and at this point we're scheduled to be on next week. We'll post again if we learn more.