As many of you know, I've just finished building my shop. It had been three years, in April, since I started the process. Now, I've always been somewhat of a "green" nut, but about two years ago I started getting education for the field of energy efficiency. As far as a job goes, I've hit the lottery. I get to help people become energy efficient, or at least educate people on cost effective efficiency measures they can implement in the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors.
What does this have to do with my shop? Well, as I said, I started getting educated about two years ago. The shop building started three years ago. I missed the opportunity to make better decisions at the beginning of my shop build. As I make the "Shop Building Posts", hopefully, those that are contemplating building a shop will learn from my mistakes and from what has been successful in the building of my shop. I'll try to make the posts in the order of the building decisions you'll have to make. Also, because I'm posting and not writing a book, I won't be going into great detail. If you are building or having problems with the bills or comfort of your existing shop, and would like some advice, feel free to contact me by email or leave your questions in the comments field.