A sun/rain screen device is an addition to the original elevations. This wing keeps most wind blown rain water from entering the third floor porch and provides afternoon shade. It also adds a little motion to the west facade. The support brackets are tilted in two directions and resemble the branches of the surrounding trees. Their angles will also be compatible with the “solar trees” that will be on the roof. More on that later…
Stephen speaks to a crowd gathered at the street before entering the project.
We held the first LEED tour on August 12. Over 75 people came through the project. The project is still on track for LEED for Homes Platinum. Thanks to the USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter Mike Amish and Jennifer Langford for organizing and putting the word out.
Interior partitions had been framed and all the plumbing, electrical air conditioning systems had been roughed in and passed City inspections. It was a perfect time to show visitors how the project was put together. There were many questions. Due to the heat, most had to do with insulation and conditioning.
Fox residence includes a manifold plumbing system with cross-linked polyethylene pipe. This pipe is a friendlier product than pvc. The manifold system uses dedicated runs to each fixture. The system is easy to retrofit to use graywater.
Notice the skylight, the amazing address made by John Andrews of JRA welding. First bullet proof address in the USA. The flames are a sort of trademark of John’s.
While I have been remiss in making new postings on Tom’s progress, he has been busy. Following, I will post pictures dating back to July 20 and bring the blog up to date. The biggest milestone of late has been the completion of the rough in. The project passed all of the pre-insulation inspections on August 11. This means that interior walls get covered up soon!