[Greenbuilding] main stream Passiv

Jason Holstine jason at amicusgreen.com
Fri Dec 9 08:31:05 PST 2011


Don¹t forget to amortize the intangibles: the quiet, the consistency (no
cold or hot spots), the ego. Any ³excessive² building premiums (probably
more than ~ 10%) can be categorized the same as a conventional builder¹s
premiums for whatever (s)he does to earn a higher price‹granite everywhere,
fancy chandeliers, exotic floors, blah, blah, blah.


On 12/9/11 10:17 AM, "Sacie Lambertson" <sacie.lambertson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, cheap land, relatively speaking but really huge building cost.  Wonder if
> they factored in their own labor too.  If they didn't, the cost is even more
> ridiculous.  Frankly the seemingly romantic idea of a separate bedroom without
> an connecting walkway, in sub-zero temps leaves me cold.
> 
> Re the cost, it might be difficult to amortize the Passive aspects over the
> life of the house.  Still an interesting combination, the rammed earth and all
> that glass....was, if not practical, pretty interesting IMO.
> 
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 10:20 PM, Michael O'Brien <obrien at hevanet.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Did you notice the cost of the house?
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
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