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Aitkin Eco-Affordable & FSC-Certified Home

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Aitkin Eco-Affordable & FSC-Certified Home

  1. 1. DOVETAIL PARTNERS, INC Aitkin FSC Home
  2. 2. Dovetail’s Eco-Affordable Housing Program 1
  3. 3. Dovetail’s Eco-Affordable Housing Program Help areas that have a housing need by providing environmentally-friendly, affordable housing.
  4. 4. Dovetail’s Eco-Affordable Housing Program It is not just about the house… 1
  5. 5. Dovetail’s Eco-Affordable Housing Program It is not just about the house… 1 -An economic development tool for connecting communities in rural areas to each other, and taking advantage of the local services that community has to offer.
  6. 6. Dovetail’s Eco-Affordable Housing Program It is not just about the house… -An economic development tool for connecting communities in rural areas to each other, and taking advantage of the local services that community has to offer. -An educational tool to teach rural communities about sustainability and green building
  7. 7. Where is Aitkin? Aitkin, MN
  8. 8. Aitkin FSC Project Goals • Use as much local/FSC wood as possible • Build an energy-efficient home • Keep home affordable • Utilize local people • Make connections between suppliers of FSC materials and builders • Provide green education to the community
  9. 9. What is FSC?
  10. 10. What is FSC? Forest Stewardship Council
  11. 11. FSC Materials • Exterior Siding • Interior millwork • Staircase • Wood floors • Ceiling in the Great Room • Kitchen Cabinets
  12. 12. Local Features • All wood for finishes comes from within 80 miles of the house! • Wall panels are assembled in Aurora, MN • All contractors used were local • We utilized five different local suppliers of wood
  13. 13. Energy Efficiency • Energy Star Appliances • House was designed to maximize solar passive heating/cooling • Small house size • In floor radiant heating running on off-peak hours
  14. 14. Additional Green Features • Low-flow water fixtures • Low-VOC paints • No Carpet • Insulation is formaldehyde-free
  15. 15. The Building Story Materials and Local Economic Development 1
  16. 16. White Pine Siding 1
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  19. 19. Gas Fireplace, manufactured in Greenbush, MN 1
  20. 20. All FSC Cabinets
  21. 21. FSC Birch Staircase
  22. 22. FSC Aitkin Basswood Ceiling
  23. 23. Flooring Salvaged Black Ash
  24. 24. Local Features • All wood for finishes comes from within 80 miles of the house! • Wall panels are assembled in Aurora, MN • All contractors used were local • We utilized five different local suppliers of wood
  25. 25. Other Projects • Warren, MN • Morris, MN • University of Crookston • Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
  26. 26. DOVETAIL PARTNERS, INC Aitkin FSC Home www.dovetailinc.org

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