Lancaster Low Energy: Built to Passive House Standard

By The Numbers Tom and Nancy's Passive House NumbersSpecific Space Heat Demand 4.45 kbtu/sq ft/year Specific Space Heat Demand is the annual amount of heat required to keep the building at 68 F Air Tightness .649 ACH50 Specific Primary Energy Demand 28.5 kBTU/(ft2yr)...

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Lakeside Timberframe

Little Averill is an unspoiled mountain lake in northern Vermont. Stan and Susan have owned a few acres with shorefront here for many years. They always camp on their land during summer months, cooking in large field kitchen of Stan's design. A small dock, a kayak, a...

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Cohos Trail Shelter

This fall the Garland Mill hosted a gathering for the Timberframers Guild. Timberframers from all over the eastern United States and Canada converged at our mill to learn and help out. The project that was planned for the occasion was to build a trail-side sleeping...

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Pleasant Valley Deep Energy Retrofit

By The Numbers Goals Reduce overall home energy use by 65% Eliminate reliance on fossil fuels for heat Add south facing office space for Kirsten Add screen porch Convert old office to boot porch New efficient windows with screens Strategies Reduce peak heat load from...

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Sawing Season

With the early arrival of spring and a fresh charge of local pine, we are excited to start the 2010 sawing season. As close as we can figure it is the mill's 155th season. Typically we saw pine in the spring and again in the fall. The water is higher in these months...

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Garland Mill in the Press

Garland Mill has been featured recently in two prominent magazines: Fine Homebuilding and NH Home. Both articles focus on the Holderness deep energy retrofit that earned LEED platinum status in 2009. The Fine Homebuilding article “A Closer Look: Zero-Energy Homes”...

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LEED Platinum Certified Renovation

Bindley Home Holderness, NH Photos from Bindley home Directory of subcontractors The Bindley home is not a typical ranch house on a lake as it may appear at first glance. It is a super efficient, net-zero energy, Leadership in Efficiency and Environmental Design...

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Northeast Regional Gathering

North East Regional Gathering September 23-25, 2011 The Garland Mill Lancaster, New Hampshire __________________________________ The Northeast Regional Gathering is being held in late September on the grounds of the historic Garland Mill in Lancaster, New Hampshire....

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Civic Project: Lancaster Warming Hut

Last July the Garland Mill donated a timberframe to the town of Lancaster for their new skating rink warming hut. The Mill and other community volunteers worked hard through the fall to enclose the building in time for the winter skating season. The rink warming hut...

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