Originally Posted by reflexon
Are you going for any LEED certification on this building? Also, are you going to try and cut and fill any of that 40k that you are hauling off? That looks like decent dirt. Much better than most of the gumbo crap we have down here.
If you aren't going for any LEED certification, there are some good ideas on building green on the USGBC site, especially pertaining to reusing and storing rainwater and hvac runoff. http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=75
You probably already know all of this stuff. Just in case. Looks like a cool project!
Thanks for the link...I'll check it out. I asked my contractor (who is doing a really big green project in Chapel Hill proper) and he tells me that the paperwork for LEED certification is an unbelievable hassle. As for the use of the dirt--yes, we know it's good dirt, and we'll be trading it to folks that need it. Those who know the area know that some of the best dirt in the Piedmond is distributed in our area, and we just happen to have the motherlode on our property.