Entries by tina

The Cover Story in the “Green” Section of Today’s Paper

Look for an article about Desert Rain in The Bulletin today. The paper has been following the Desert Rain planning process for the last two years or so, and they’ll continue to follow the project through its completion. Today’s article focuses on water–the rooftop capture of precipitation, its storage in the 35,000 gallon cistern, and […]

Touring Desert Rain

The 23rd Annual Earth Day Fair and Parade took place in downtown Bend today. Hosted by The Environmental Center, the event celebrates sustainable living–making it a great place for Timberline Construction of Bend to highlight their amazing work on Desert Rain. Their booth featured some of the materials being used in the home, including reclaimed […]

Come Tour Desert Rain!

There will be two tours of Desert Rain today (Saturday, April 21), led by our contractors with Timberline Construction of Bend. Tours are at: 12:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. To take a tour, sign up at Timberline’s Earth Day Fair booth near The Environmental Center on Staats and Kansas. From there you can walk or ride […]

A Great Turnout for the Living Building Challenge Presentation

Thursday morning started out with an informational presentation about Living Building Challenge (LBC). Held at The Environmental Center and led by Desert Rain’s LBC/LEED consultant ML Vidas, the session drew nearly 40 contractors, subcontractors and community members. Everyone who works on Desert Rain—from design to implementation, excavation to roofing—is required to attend one of ML’s […]