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The LEED Process

At this stage of the process we are working towards a LEED Certification, aiming for Silver.

Without any landscaping complete, there are some questions that remain as to how the certification will resolve. The remaining several feet of snow will take a few more weeks to melt.

For more information about the LEED Certification Program, visit the US Green Building Council website at


LEED or LEED related:

Local Vermont Chapter of USGBC:

We are glad to have the committed assistance of Penny Miller, of Gardner Kilcoyne Architects, to guide us through the maze of LEED requirements.

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Kitchen and Stair Finished

The kitchen cabinets are book matched high figure Tiger Maple from Bristol Vermont. The island is reclaimed Mesquite with a butcher block top. The floor is sustainably harvested Cork.

The stairs are Tamarack harvested from the site. All the cabinetry and woodwork in the house is by the Tom Moore Builder shop.

Don’t miss our next open house, Saturday, March 26, from 2 – 5 pm. The roads were posted last week, but the forecast looks like it will remain cool and snowy, so the mud should not be too bad. We welcome you to take a tour of the house, whether you are looking at building a new home or remodeling. Call for directions, 802-899-2376.

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We have been busy – Tom and Deb moved in last week and the house looks terrific. We had a great open house event last Saturday and met alot of people. The next Open House Tour is March 26, from 2 to 5 pm. I will post more pictures of the completed space this week.

Other news: the house received a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rating of 4! This is one of the lowest scores that Vermont Efficiency has rated to date.