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  • Lakesideca Curmudgeon

    New House: Year One Update

    We have been living in our new house just over a year now, so it seems fitting to offer some thoughts and insight into how everything is working out. The…

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    Beautiful Simplicity

    Back in 2010, I presented a case for simplifying green building certification. I was frustrated with the complexity of every green building program I was working in and felt there…

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    An Off-Grid Affordable Housing Project

    At SK Collaborative, my green building certification and consulting business, we certify projects through LEED, National Lakesideca Standard, EarthCraft, Green Globes, and Enterprise Green Communities. Our work is primarily…

  • Lakesideca Curmudgeon

    Done — Well, Almost

    It has been a busy winter and spring, wrapping up construction. Work on the house and carport were essentially complete in March; however, delays in locating the pervious pavers and…

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    Closing In

    Our home construction project is over the hump: drywall and flooring have been installed, exterior trim is wrapping up, and interior trim, cabinets, and tile will be starting soon. Although…

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    Nearing the Home Stretch

    Carl Seville and his wife are building themselves a new home in Decatur, Georgia. The first blog in this series was titled The Third Time’s the Charm. Links to all…

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    Getting Into the Details

    Carl Seville and his wife are building themselves a new home in Decatur, Georgia. The first blog in this series was titled The Third Time’s the Charm. Links to all…

  • Lakesideca Curmudgeon

    Topping Out

    Carl Seville and his wife are building themselves a new home in Decatur, Georgia. The first blog in this series was titled The Third Time’s the Charm. Links to all…

  • Lakesideca Curmudgeon

    Movin’ On Up

    Carl Seville and his wife are building themselves a new home in Decatur, Georgia. The first blog in this series was titled The Third Time’s the Charm. Links to all…

  • Lakesideca Curmudgeon

    The Third Time’s the Charm

    Carl Seville and his wife are building themselves a new home in Decatur, Georgia. This is the first blog in a series describing the construction project. Links to all of…