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Passive Townhomes Cluster on Infill Site

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Apr 2, 2015 10:51:00 AM

View Haus 5 achieves Passive House standards with air-tight, super-insulated building envelopes and high-performance south-facing windows.

Sunny Side: Kitchen with its south-facing windows.

“IT'S ABOUT BUILDING HOMES that I would live in with my own family,” says Sloan Ritchie of Cascade Built. He does live in his first passive home, the award-winning Park Passive.

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Topics: 1600 to 2500 square feet, 1500 square feet or less, Passive design, passive house

Holistic Homes

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 20, 2015 3:55:11 PM

WHEN PLANNING THE GROW COMMUNITY, an intentional community on Washington’s Bainbridge Island, architect Jonathan Davis says the team searched for a way to “package” sustainability. That’s when they discovered the One Planet Living Community program, a holistic certification program organized around 10 principles.

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Topics: High-Performance Windows, 1500 square feet or less, solar, outdoor living, edible gardens, 2014 Green Home of the Year, eco-landscaping

Energy Efficient for Peace of Mind

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Sep 4, 2014 2:11:03 PM

IT'S NOT ALWAYS easy to build an affordable green home without a glaring compromise or two. But architect Eric Hughes and builder Dan Vos somehow beat the odds.

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Topics: net-zero energy, Bamboo, High-Performance Windows, LEED, SIPs, Indoor Air Quality, ICFs, 1500 square feet or less, passive solar, zero-VOC, 2011 Green Home of the Year Awards

New Neighbor

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 5, 2014 10:41:00 AM

THIS UNUSUAL NINE-UNIT multifamily project in San Francisco’s Mission District covers three adjacent lots, with three units on each lot, divided by a partially shared courtyard. The narrow lots conceal a surprisingly ample amount of floor space (between 1,200 square feet and 1,600 square feet per unit), and a mix of private and shared parking garages. The developer selected the site in part because of its many transit options—including walking—so automobiles play a supporting role in the
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Topics: 1500 square feet or less, solar hot water, zero-VOC, water saving, multi-family

Reclaimed Design

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 4, 2014 4:35:00 PM

WHEN THE OWNERS of this 1,015-square-foot weekend lake cabin explained their dream to builder Don Ferrier, they told him they wanted the house to look like it had been there for 100 years. What they got is a net-zero gem that is currently the greenest house in Texas, per the Green Built Texas certification program.

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Topics: net-zero energy, 1500 square feet or less, standing seam metal roof, salvaged materials

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