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Friday, November 16, 2012

The "Pineapple Hearth" Project is taking shape

"Pineaplle Hearth" Project in Gobles, Michigan
Our projected LEED for Homes "Platinum" "Pineapple Hearth" project is starting to take shape. It will be a Colonial Style Organic Farm on a former 40 acres apple orchard in Gobles, Michigan.  The project name comes from the Colonial symbol of the Pineapple which has served as a symbol of hospitality and warm welcome through the history of the Americas and the project's property have a lot of pine and apple trees on it. The name means "Welcome Home" to my clients.

The home will be built by Kris Herzog of Herzog Homes, LLC an experienced builder of LEED certified homes. Below please find some of the key features going into the home.

Key Features:

  • ICF Basement.
  • SIP Walls & Roof.
  • ZeroStep Certified.  
  • Elevator.
  • Climate Controlled Root Cellar.
  • Garage/Barn Combo.
  • Vermont Castings Fireplace - EPA Phase II certified.
  • Geo-Thermal Heating & Cooling.
  • Energy Star Windows.
Please watch for the projects Web-log coming soon!

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