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Green homes, remodels and retrofits, plus sustainable projects and applications! Learn more about what Northwest EcoBuilding Guild members are doing here in our Project Spotlights collection.

Green homes, remodels and retrofits, plus sustainable projects and applications! Learn more about what Northwest EcoBuilding Guild members are doing here in our Project Spotlights collection. Interested in touring these and other green homes? Learn more about our annual NW Green Home Tour!

VIDEO: Vermont Natural Homes, Vapor-Open Straw Bale Project

VIDEO: Vermont Natural Homes, Vapor-Open Straw Bale Project

475 High Performance Building Supply

Mixing the best of high performance and natural building techniques, Chad Mathrani of Vermont Natural Homes, built and exemplary deep green home.

COURTYARDS ARE AWESOME

COURTYARDS ARE AWESOME

Janice Marie Nyman Architect PLLC

Comparing the costs and benefits of a residential courtyard home to a rectangular home

Ballard Locks Residence

Ballard Locks Residence

Ryan Adanalian

Whole house remodel to modernize a 1937 home to last for decades more, this project reaps the benefits of embodied energy and earned a 4-Star Built Green Certification. It's a beautiful and functional home custom designed to meet our clients' needs.

Alameda Ridge ADU

Alameda Ridge ADU

Hammer & Hand

Certified-green accessory dwelling unit (ADU) with Earth Advantage New Home Gold status.

Glasswood Passive House Retrofit

Glasswood Passive House Retrofit

Hammer & Hand

Designed by Scott | Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, Glasswood is the first commercial Passive House retrofit in the US.

H&H Bullitt Center Tenant Improvement

H&H Bullitt Center Tenant Improvement

Hammer & Hand

This commercial tenant improvement for the Hammer & Hand Seattle office meets the Bullitt Center’s Living Building Challenge requirements.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House

Hammer & Hand

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House is a Passive House & Net Zero Ready Northwest ENERGY STAR® super-efficient home and an Earth Advantage Platinum Home in North Plains, OR. Designed by Scott | Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand.

Broadview Kitchen Remodel

Broadview Kitchen Remodel

Entero Design | Mighty House Construction

This 1961 home was in need of a complete kitchen remodel and the partnership between the homeowners, Mighty House Construction, and Entero Design was an exercise in kismet.

Sustainable Madrona Bungalow

Sustainable Madrona Bungalow

Mighty House Construction

The kitchen of a 1925 bungalow is renovated to maximize sustainability and function, while highlighting the home's Spanish influences.

Mercer Island Remodel

Mercer Island Remodel

Salmon Bay Woodworks

Custom cabinetry for a mid-century modern home

Karuna Passive House

Karuna Passive House

Hammer & Hand

This Oregon home is the first green building in the world to earn Passive House (PHIUS+), Minergie-P-ECO, and LEED for Homes Platinum certifications.

City Cabins® at Columbia Station

City Cabins® at Columbia Station

Martha Rose Construction Inc

Four high performance townhomes for the market, designed to give you low utility bills and high health. Bonuses: - just blocks from the light rail station, and great vistas of Mt. Rainier.

Straight Curves - Open Wood stairs of the future.

Straight Curves - Open Wood stairs of the future.

NK Woodworking

Unique Northwest / Norwegian influenced, sculptural design.

Clearwater Commons

Clearwater Commons

Cascade Built

Clearwater Commons is an intentional, ecologically-responsible residential community located in Bothell, WA.

Ballard Net-Zero Energy House

Ballard Net-Zero Energy House

Eric Thomas and Alexandra Salmon

This Energy Star certified, 5-Star Built Green home is true net-zero house, and the first of its kind in Seattle.

Leschi Green Gut Rehab

Leschi Green Gut Rehab

Addo Real Estate

Targeting LEED Silver Certification this Seattle home was remodeled from the studs out for superior energy efficiency, increased comfort, and flexible, open living spaces.

Local Elm Stairway at Clearwater Commons

Local Elm Stairway at Clearwater Commons

NK Woodworking

Local Elm, Maple & Walnut Stairway at Clearwater Commons in Bothell, WA. Designed & Built by NK Woodworking.

Seattle Green Custom Home

Seattle Green Custom Home

H2D Architecture + Design

H2D Architecture + Design recently completed a new green custom home in the Bryant neighborhood of Seattle. The homeowner came to H2D Architecture + Design with a book and a vision.

Burnt Bridge Cellars Restoration Juniper Bar

Burnt Bridge Cellars Restoration Juniper Bar

Form Studio, Sustainable Northwest Wood

A warm and welcoming winery showcases a live-edge bar custom built from Restoration Juniper.

City Cabins on 13th Ave West

City Cabins on 13th Ave West

Martha Rose Construction, Inc.

(2) Hi-Performance, Hi-Tech Townhomes with a View Corridor of Fishermans Terminal and the Olympics

Earthen Finishes for the EcoHouse Commons

Earthen Finishes for the EcoHouse Commons

Ion EcoBuilding

A “Sweat Equity” workparty at the Sound Sound Chapter's Commons EcoHouse. Jeff Thomas of Breathe Easy and local artisan Christopher Gerber collaborated on this project refinishing the main room of our downtown office to make it healthier, and more warm and inviting.

A Kitchen That Works Opens Kitchen & Bath Showroom

A Kitchen That Works Opens Kitchen & Bath Showroom

A Kitchen That Works

This remodeled guest house now houses a kitchen & bath showroom with six complete cabinet/countertop displays, lighting, flooring, decorative hardware and more.

Ravenna Second Story Addition

Ravenna Second Story Addition

j ARCHITECTS

This Three Star Built Green Remodeled was featured in Fine Homebuilding's 'Houses' edition, Summer 2009.

Hawthorne Hills Addition

Hawthorne Hills Addition

j ARCHITECTS

Energy conscious addition to a 1940's Seattle Bungalow featuring natural lighting, hydronic radiant heating, and aggressive materials recycling.

Alley House 2 - LEED Platinum Prefab

Alley House 2 - LEED Platinum Prefab

Cascade Built

This super energy efficient, green in-fill spec home located in Madison Valley is one of Seattle's 1st LEED Platinum prefabs.

American Clay in Bellevue's first LEED Gold residential highrise

American Clay in Bellevue's first LEED Gold residential highrise

Sage Artistry LLC

Sherri Gamble, American Clay Artisan and Instructor, hand-troweled clay plaster finishes to a residence in Bellevue's first LEED gold residential highrise. Nature was the main inspiration for the artisan finishes.

Tumwater Residence

Tumwater Residence

Global Green Energy Corporation

12 Silicon Energy 195 watt panels were installed with a SiE/SIS 4.2 inverter.

Olympia Residence Ground Mount Solar Array

Olympia Residence Ground Mount Solar Array

Global Green Energy Corporation

As the resident's roof was not suitable for solar collection, an arbor was built in the yard to match the resident's existing arbor and to face south and harvest solar energy.

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Green Canopy Homes

This is The Sentinel, a home that went through a comprehensive energy-efficiency renovation in Seattle, and is now Built Green certified.

Natural Balance House

Natural Balance House

Green Dog Enterprises

The Natural Balance House is the first in San Juan County to be built to LEED for Homes Platinum standards, and uses rainwater to meet all its water needs.

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