We are in the habit of hosting Open Wall Open House tours of our new Net Zero homes and Deep Energy Retrofits of existing homes while the framing is open so folks can see and we can explain just what makes these homes so different, and why that matters. These are attended by folks who are fascinated with what we are building and eager to learn more about how its done and they all leave exclaiming, “every home should be built this way!”
We had the opportunity to host a dozen students from Vinal Tech High School in Middletown on a tour just for them and their interest in learning about how and why we design and build high performance homes. It was fun to share what we are doing with these students, especially after doing a presentation in which we explained just what makes this home so different than the homes of the past, how we bake in comfort, health, durability and of course the remarkable energy performance and why that all matters.
It was great to experience them becoming animated about the house as they wandered around asking questions after the presentation. As they head out into their new careers, we hope they’ll be inspired to create homes like this. We need them to know this is possible.