The Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) has selected 60 Bragg Hill to be a stop along the Chester County Green Home Caravan Tour. Under crystal clear skies, more than thirty participants visited 60 Bragg Hill to learn about sustainable green building practices. The site was one of three locations that defined the Green Home Tour. The first home, State Representative Chris Ross’s house was one of the first sustainable homes in the region built 9 years ago. Like 60 Bragg Hill, it was designed by architect, Matthew Moger. The other stop along the tour was the Stargazers Vineyard in Coatsville PA.
Due to the popularity and number of participants in the tour, the caravan was divided into two groups. Each visiting group was met by the owners, builders, engineers and architects. The attendees were given a hands-on tour of the site in a relaxed atmosphere to ask questions, “kick the tires” and experience the eco-home’s inner workings. This was a perfect window of opportunity for the participants because during the visit, the photo voltaic solar array was in the process of being installed. In addition, the lower level radiant tubing was visible, just days before being permanently ensconced in concrete. Special thanks to Marvin Windows and Doors who, as sponsor, made this Green Home Caravan possible. The only regret from most who participated was the wish for more time to explore and learn.
Upper photo: Mark Thompson, principal contractor demonstrates the structural insulated panel used for the roof.
Lower photo: Jeremy Kuhre of Sustailable Solutions, Corp. explains the various energy systems and technologies used at 60 Bragg Hill.