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Exploring Sustainable Living: A Visit to Timothy and Sheila Nolan's Green Haven

Updated: Apr 24

On a chilly December 27th, a few passionate board members of SSMN embarked on an inspiring journey to the residence of Timothy and Sheila Nolan, a true pioneer in sustainable living. Timothy's home stands as a model for environmental consciousness, showcasing an array of thoughtfully designed features that redefine the concept of eco-friendly living.

Timothy's commitment to sustainability is evident in every aspect of his home. From electrical heat pumps powering the furnace and water heater to an air exchanger, high-efficiency windows, and carefully programmed heating/cooling cycles, each element has been meticulously chosen. Natural and repurposed building materials add a touch of eco-friendliness wherever possible, making his home a testament to what can be achieved in the realm of highly sustainable living.

Timothy Nolan
Timothy Nolan

Beyond the headline features, Timothy's home boasts a myriad of other eco-conscious elements, collectively creating a blueprint for those aiming to reduce their carbon footprint. The emphasis on sustainability extends beyond energy efficiency, also addressing the critical issue of building waste reduction.

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The positive impacts of Timothy's choices are far-reaching. Not only do these features contribute to a greener environment by significantly lowering energy consumption, but they also translate into substantial cost savings and an impressive return on investment. The harmonious blend of sustainability and comfort in Timothy's living space sets a new standard for what a home can be.

The visit to Timothy's sustainable haven has inspired Sustainable Stillwater MN to encourage builders and buyers in Stillwater to explore the realm of sustainable building options. By increasing awareness and incorporating these eco-friendly practices into their projects, we can collectively contribute to a more sustainable and mindful community.

Let Timothy and Sheila Nolan's home be a guiding light for all those embarking on the journey of creating spaces that are not only beautiful and comfortable but also environmentally responsible. Together, let's pave the way for a future where every home is a sanctuary of sustainability.


If you want a deeper dive into this topic, please visit our previous post written by Timothy Nolan - Sustainably Designed Homes Are the Future

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