The panels came stacked together- they are not heavy as single units but all together required a lift- my fork lift tongs were not long enough so we attached some extensions on and grabbed the entire load. If you did not have a lift handy you could break the straps off and pull them off one panel at a time with ease... that is my workshop in the background...
One of the most unique things about my green home is the walls: instead of a standard “stick-frame” construction, I’m using special insulated panels from a company called Kama-Eebs, which have all sorts of advantages in efficiency and heat retention.
(Read more about the panels in my first Green Dream column.) Another plus: they’re also easy to put up with a skeleton crew. Or at least that’s the promise—-we’ll see about the reality as my home really takes shape this week.
Here’s a gallery of the site as we get ready to do some serious panel installing.
John B. Carnett, PopSci’s_ staff photographer, is using the latest green technology to build his dream home. Follow along as the project progresses on his Green Dream blog: popsci.com/green-dream_