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Parade of Homes

“A landmark central Ohio barn is being saved from the wrecking ball one plank and one timber at a time.

For more than 180 years, the barn has stood watch at the intersection of Olentangy River and Home roads in southern Delaware County.

It was scheduled for demolition to make way for the 2014 Parade of Homes when nearby resident Dan Troth took notice.

As vice president of Friends of Ohio Barns, Troth sniffs out troubled barns the way Lassie smelled danger.

Quick research revealed that the oldest part of the barn was built in the early 1800s by Robert McCoy Cellar, son of Revolutionary War veteran Thomas Cellar. The elder Cellar, who pioneered the site in 1801, is considered the second or third white Delaware County settler.”
—Jim Weiker, Columbus Dispatch | Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Read the rest of the article and view more photos here

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A Unique Find

Arrowheads

Just a few of the arrowheads found on site at the corner of Home Road and Olentangy River Road.

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Recent blower door test

DSC_0403Blower door test on one of the timber frames used in recent construction. This was the tightest house this professional ever measured, proving the efficiency of SIPPS.
Learn more about blower door test and energy audits from the Department of Energy.

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How Does an Energy Rating Work?

RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) posted this infographic to explain how energy ratings work. If you’ve ever been curious about how energy ratings work, find out more below:

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At GreenTech Construction, we carefully consider all of the systems and components that collectively create an extremely energy efficient and environmentally responsible home. Each project is performance tested, measured, verified and third party certified as surpassing the EPA’s Energy Star Home qualifications. Every home we build is awarded a HERS rating to document efficiency.