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

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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

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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

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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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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Grand Overall Winner: Elevated Standard

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Apr 23, 2018 8:18:44 PM

This off-grid mountain retreat is designed to sip energy, resist wildfire and return to the forest at the end of its life.

When Andrew Michler began designing his award-winning passive house, he knew he had a tough client: his family. The MARTaK Passive House, located near the one-stoplight town of Masonville, Colo., was to serve as an off-grid family retreat. Consequently, it had to be flexible, accommodating and architecturally interesting, as well as perform in a tough climate.

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Case Study: Urban Waste Management

Posted by Juliet Grable

Jul 24, 2017 12:32:45 PM

A multi-use project in Portland, Oregon, showcases onsite wastewater and stormwater treatment.

Walking down the pedestrian corridor among the new modern buildings at Hassalo on Eighth, you’d never know the site was an asphalt parking lot just a few years ago.

Hassalo on Eighth is an ambitious multi-use project located in Portland, Ore.’s Lloyd Center District. Designed by GBD Architects, it consists of three new buildings and an existing office tower centered around a newly created pedestrian corridor and plaza. Together, the new buildings add 657 residential units and thousands of square feet of ground-level retail to a neighborhood previously dominated by office buildings and parking lots.

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