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2020 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Multifamily Masterpiece

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Feb 10, 2020 7:11:26 PM

It’s elegant, it’s efficient, and it’s a sign of things to come, according to these Seattle developers.

Sitka surpasses expectations about the possibilities afforded by sustainable design. The seven-story, 384-unit building in Seattle uses innovative technology and design techniques to achieve a level of energy efficiency previously not seen at this scale, making it one of the most-sustainable multifamily buildings in the region.

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2020 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: One for All

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Feb 10, 2020 6:44:49 PM

It’s the same shade of green living, no matter where you reside in this upscale, multi-lifestyle complex.

If one green home is good, multiple green structures must be great. That’s the crux of the housing at 430 Forest Avenue—a.k.a. “The Palo Alto Apartments”—a series of net zero residences in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, Calif.

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2020 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Horizon House

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Feb 10, 2020 6:08:55 PM

This tiny house is designed to stay safe, even in the face of nature’s fury.

There’s nothing quite like a small house on a big setting. But “The House of the Horizon” in Puerto Rico meets that challenge just fine.

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2020 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Net Zero Times Three

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Feb 10, 2020 5:35:15 PM

The Anacortes Triple Zero Home covers all the bases when it comes to energy efficiency.

When Ted L. Clifton was asked to design a net zero home for clients in very Northwestern Wash., he already knew the goals he had to meet. This wasn’t his first such dwelling; it wasn’t even his first in the tight-knit city of Anacortes, population 18,000-plus.

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2020 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Resilient Retreat

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Feb 10, 2020 4:39:16 PM

Prepared for the uncertainties of Climate Change, this home can weather almost any storm.

As the summers get hotter and the storms get bigger, it is not that far a stretch to think that at some point, many people will lose power for longer than a day or two. When that happens, will their current “green” home still work?

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