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Going Green In The Yakima Valley

A cozy 1300 SF home nestled amongst the sage in the Yakima Valley features reclaimed cedar entry columns, hand crafted recycled glass concrete counters and dazzling slate tile work.
Going Green In The Yakima Valley

Harris Construction LLC

A cozy 1300 SF home nestled amongst the sage in the Yakima Valley features reclaimed cedar entry columns, hand crafted recycled glass concrete counters and dazzling slate tile work.

This sustainable 4 Star Built Green home won 5 awards at the 2010 Yakima Tour of Homes. As you approach this home, the natural toned reclaimed cedar columns welcome you to the front door. The first step inside you will see the caramel colored vertical grain solid bamboo floors surrounded by soft green colored walls. Rich rustic alder cabinets are contrasted by the soothing tones of the concrete counters throughout the kitchen space. In the bathrooms slate tile gives the floor an outside feel which continues on the shower surrounds.

As well as beautiful, this home is also very energy efficient. By over insulating and minimizing air leaks the home uses very little energy to heat and cool the indoor temperatures. Using passive cooling the home uses cool breezes at night and then traps in cool air keeping the living space in the mid 70’s during 100 degree weather. The lowest power bill in the summer was only $16 and the highest in the winter was only $79! The simple gable to gable roof was chosen to maximize south facing roof area to accommodate a future solar energy system that will accomplish net-zero energy usage.

Going Green In The Yakima Valley
Hand crafted concrete counters with recycled glass
Going Green In The Yakima Valley
Slate tile with pebbles
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