Certified Built Green Association of King and Snohomish Counties
  • 5 Star Certification
  • Featured Case Study
Certified home energy rating HERS Index Score of 50
  • Indicates an energy efficiency 50% greater than typical new construction
  • Modeled electrical load costs of only $70.00 a month
Remodeled with state of the art systems versus tear down
  • Venmar Heat Recovery Ventilator for superior indoor air quality
  • Triangle Tube Boiler and radiant heat system performs at 98% efficiency
  • All appliances are Energy Star rated
  • All plumbing fixtures are Water-Sense certified
Designed a NW contemporary home while respecting signs of the past
  • Salvaged and reused building resources deconstructed from the existing home
  • Slow build principles allowed the salvaged materials inform the design
  • Designed with neighborhood view corridors in mind
Major steps to limit additional environmental impact
  • On site fabrication of doors, siding, counters, fencing, decking and custom cabinets
  • Rain water salvaged for use during construction
  • Use of public transportation for administration tasks
  • Deconstructed concrete and gravel screened on site for reuse
  • Saw dust used for soil amendment
  • Salvaged chain link fence donated
  • Solid Bamboo flooring
  • 0 VOC finishes
All exterior siding and trim is reclaimed = no new material sourced
  • 2,758 lineal feet of milled cedar stop sign posts
  • 2,760 lineal feet of salvaged cedar siding
  • 452 lineal feet of salvaged window trim
All interior woodwork and finishes made from reclaimed material salvaged from existing house = no new material sourced
  • 2,380 lineal feet of salvaged old growth Douglas fir for walls and enclosures
  • 584 lineal feet of salvaged old growth Douglas fir for baseboard
  • 544 lineal feet of salvaged old growth Douglas fir for window and door trim
  • 864 lineal feet of salvaged old growth Douglas fir for sliding doors
  • 112 lineal feet of salvaged old growth Douglas fir for stair treads
All usable deconstructed framing lumber was used for finishes and framing in the new home
  • 1,1980 lineal feet of salvaged framing lumber used for non load bearing framing
  • 1,560 lineal feet of salvaged old growth Douglas fir 2x4 framing lumber for 2nd floor ceiling
  • 223 Square feet of salvaged old growth Douglas fir custom cabinets
All exterior decks, patios and landscape features constructed with salvaged materials
  • 1,713 lineal feet of milled cedar stop sign posts for decking boards
  • 2,045 bricks salvaged and reused as patios and for siding infill
  • 2,160 lineal feet of milled cedar stop sign posts for fencing
  • 246 square feet of cut and relocated concrete pavers
  • 3,045 bricks salvaged and reused as patios and for siding infill
  • 66 cedar stop sign posts salvaged for landscape beds and fence posts
  • Rain gardens built with salvaged plants, boulders and gravel
Source separated non usable deconstruction materials on site
  • 22,343 pounds of clean wood debris turned into compost
  • 9,638 lbs. of mixed metals diverted from the landfill
  • 18,354 lbs. of concrete and brick
  • 10,357 lbs of yard waste
  • 10,012 lbs. Of cardboard, paper and plastics
Super insulated and airtight structure
  • Roof Insulation Polyiso R-44
  • Wall insulation Spray Foam R-30
  • Blower door test score of 1.1ACH50
  • Air Sealed Rain-Screen siding assembly