Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rain Gardens: Day 2 - 795 Edmund Street

Braving the early morning Thunderstorms- 15 volunteers from Wells Fargo came out to the Edmund house to help with Rain Gardens.

The intrepid and undauntable Wells Fargo volunteers and USGBC-Mn crew

USGBC-Mn Members Mike Smoczyk and Jennifer Brundell from Kraus Anderson [on the right in the photo above] volunteered to help with breakfast and lead works teams throughout the day.

Jim Bergren, safety director at Kraus Anderson Construction [also on the right of the photo] gave our safety talk and got everyone stretched out before the heavy lifting began.

Intent listeners at the safety talk

Sam Geer, principal of ReGen Landscape Design, was our industry expert.

Sam taught the proper techniques and methods used in rain garden construction.

At lunch time, Becky from the Neighborhood Energy Connection briefed everyone on Green residential home certifications, before leading everyone on a tour of the home.

The pre-lunch briefing on Green home certifications

Inside- demo work continues. We expect windows to be installed in the next 2 weeks- before the siding goes on.

A "gut rehab" is down to the studs

Becky walks thru the use of a high-efficiency boiler with an indirect hot water tank-

Becky points to the hot water tank

a high performance solution for this home.

Highlighting the boiler and hot water controls

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