29 Mar '13, 1pm

Coastal considerations #green

Looking to build a small, age-in-place cottage down in Rhode Island. It's across the street from a bay and faces west. I'm thinking the west side will have a good ammt of windows and will be the gable end. Solar opportunities on the south facing side. It gets really windy there, so I'm wondering what type of insulation scheme we should persue. Or if the wind factor changes your approach at all. I'm also wondering if we should build on piers. If there are any green builder architects in RI coastal work you can recommend, it would be appreciated. We're just starting the site work now. Trying to figure out the allowable footprint, septic and well setbacks with the engineers. I'd like to have a general vision before talking to the architects..

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