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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet: First we build the Plenum area. This will house all the ventilation from the north side of the roof, as well as the 10" interior vent ducts across the ridge of the roof. Concrete & can east and west roof parapets are then started. Next, the plenum and clerestory ducting is installed. Then the clerestory wall is insulated and the clerestory windows are installed. Finally, the roof underlayment is applied to the roof sheeting.




Plenum framing after a night of snow in November...



Ventilation ducting installed within the plenum area...



Plenum sheeting installed along ridge of the home...



Plenum ducting exiting to the north of the home...



Building the parapets along the east and west walls of home with concrete & cans...



Completed east wall parapet...



Installing the clerestory windows...



Self-adhering roof underlayment installed over roof sheeting and around chimney boxes...



South roof vent ducting installed up the clerestory wall...



Rigid foam insulation installed around ducting...

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