23 Jan '12, 7am

Do I really need 4 mini-splits? #green

My wife and I own a lot in a development in the Pacific NW (Zone 4c), and we are planning to build our retirement house on it. We have never built a house before. Our projected house (which we designed ourselves) is 1833 sf on one story, a modified California-style bungalow, as simple in geometry as we could make it. The developer of this neighborhood is a good guy, and he wants to work with us; however, he is not really into “green” building per se. He aims at giving solid value for money, and he succeeds. We tend to prefer going with him, opposed to getting an outside bid, since he lives in his own development (built on land his family has owned for generations) and stands behind his product. He is listed as an Energy Star builder, but that standard is too wimpy for my tastes. He has quoted us an affordable price for the house (VERY important, since this is all the money...

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