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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: New Zealand Original

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 24, 2018 11:03:42 AM

This unique home deserves kudos for its building science and unique design.

When constructing the Dundonald Street Environmental and Passive Solar House, developers had little thoughts—as in a creating a small home (1,281 square feet) that would have an even smaller impact on the area’s ecological footprint.

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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Pennsylvania Performer

Posted by Alan Naditz

Apr 24, 2018 10:47:07 AM

To achieve Passive House status for Scranton House, builders went back to basics.

Once upon a time, there was a burned-out house on an abandoned hillside lot—an eyesore for residents of Scranton, Pa. You’d never know that today. The site is now where a two-story, 2,153-square-foot “state of green” house now rests. And the city, the home’s owners and its developers couldn’t be happier.

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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Bluff Beauty

Posted by Juliet Grable

Apr 24, 2018 10:20:29 AM

This custom home demonstrates health and resilience in a High Desert setting.

Tables that show off the unfinished, or “live” edge of a beautiful slab of wood are increasingly popular, and the graceful Live Edge home, north of Bend, Oregon, includes two distinctive pieces of custom furniture with live edges: a walnut coffee table and a dining table made from reclaimed zapatero. But the home itself, nestled into a bluff above the Deschutes River, is also a kind of live edge. Architect Lydia Peters of Nathan Good Architects designed the home around the rocky outcroppings and sculptured juniper trees that distinguish the High Desert landscape.

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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Five-Star Futurist

Posted by Juliet Grable

Apr 24, 2018 9:32:41 AM

This sophisticated net-zero-energy home is a welcome addition to a walkable neighborhood in Seattle’s Columbia City.

Dwell Development is no stranger to accolades. The design-build firm has racked up multiple honors, including several Housing Innovation Awards from the Department of Energy. One of its projects was also featured as the overall winner in Green Builder’s Home of the Year Awards in 2015.

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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Family Hostel

Posted by Juliet Grable

Apr 24, 2018 8:50:48 AM

Designed to accommodate generational living, this home sets the bar for market-rate sustainable homes.

Seattle-area design-build firm TC Legend has hit on a winning formula for building market-rate, net-zero-energy homes: Start with a rectangular volume + Use passive solar orientation + Build a well-insulated, airtight envelope using structural insulated panels (SIPs) and high-performance windows.

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