Penn State Extension - Centre County Master Gardeners Terry Melton, on behalf of ClearWater Conservancy, and w/ assistance from Sustainability at Penn State's intern Claire & generous businesses & gardeners who gave plants, is building up a wicked #nativeplants arsenal ahead of planting the rain garden at #GreenBuild next week. Check it out! Also pictured, our list of amazing plant donors!
We were happy to have the USGBC Central Pennsylvania and Envinity tour #GreenBuild last night. Thanks also to GreenBuild Chair Peg Hambrick, the Hamer Center for Community Design and the Energy Efficient Housing Research Center at Penn State Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Sarah Klinetob Lowe from PHRC - The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, our friends at Envinity, and the many others who helped to share lessons learned from this project.
WPSU's photographer Min Xian attended the GreenBuild Ribbon Cutting, and snapped some great pictures. Check them out below:
We arrived at #GreenBuild just in time to see the delivery if the raised bed planters from Leadership Centre County. Each home will have one of these mobile planters, complete with plants! The LCC group even included two birdhouses! 🐦💗
Lots happening at #GreenBuild today! Our final blower door test took place in both units this AM, and our leakage rates were so low (thats a good thing!) they were almost immeasurable! Envinity engineer Brian tells us all about it:
While checking out some final details at GreenBuild this evening, we noticed that this big, beautiful tricolor European beech that had been carefully left in the back yard through construction had leafed out just in time for the festivities this weekend. We love how it fills both of the sets of corner windows on both floors of the north house. What a treat!
It was a hot, muggy day when about 30 CBICC Connect Members came to enjoy lunch and a tour of GreenBuild in the final days before it was finished.
The day that the asphalt was poured for the driveway the dumptruck pouring the asphalt naturally broke, so lots of hands were on site moving barrels full of steamy, oozy asphalt around to get the site ready for the weekend, and new homeowners. All these folks in yellow vests made for some great photos, and the driveway looks great!