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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!

ASIAN IN AMERICA

ASIAN IN AMERICA

Ten Directions Design

In 2005 I was asked by a couple to help them as they moved to Seattle. They were retiring here after a life spent on the east coast and Asia. They need a makeover of a 1950’s Northwest classic house to make space for their new life here, plus two large and diverse collections.

BALLARD BASEMENT

BALLARD BASEMENT

Ten Directions Design

Wonderful ‘green’ basement remodel with a playroom, laundry and new bathroom.

REMODEL AND DORMER ADDITION

REMODEL AND DORMER ADDITION

Ten Directions Design

Remodel of kitchen, bathroom and hallway, with dormer bedroom addition.

NOT-SO-BIG GETAWAY

NOT-SO-BIG GETAWAY

Ten Directions Design

Workshop/apartment. Total 2000 SF. 1000 SF each floor. Additional 500 SF of deck. Facing south for sun, east for view.

NEW GREEN SECOND STORY

NEW GREEN SECOND STORY

Ten Directions Design

A second-story addition makes this house more usable in the future to larger families as well as suitable for couples or an individual resident. The work includes a variety of energy-saving and water-saving features, as well as the use of sustainable materials and practices.

The Barn Gallery Sustainable Design

The Barn Gallery Sustainable Design

INCLINEDESIGN

A waterfront guest house, showcasing sustainable design; designed to inspire and educate others to follow a sustainable design path. The Barn Gallery is a place for us to promote our ideas, network with like-minded professionals, and to showcase and enjoy local artists. During the summer season it's a vacation rental where you can experience your passion for sustainable design; live and learn, before you build your own home.

Jason McLennan wows Summit Audience with Heron Hall

Jason McLennan wows Summit Audience with Heron Hall

Jason McLennam

We were truly honored to have Jason McLennan join us as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Northwest Green Building Summit. He shared the inspiring story of siting, designing and artfully creating his family home on Bainbridge Island, which they recently moved into: Heron Hall.

SIPS home on helical pile foundation

SIPS home on helical pile foundation

Goliathtech Skagit Valley

We were contracted by the home owner to install a 40 helical pile foundation for his project instead of excess excavation and pouring concrete.

Artists Lofts in North Beach

Artists Lofts in North Beach

Mighty House Construction

After having their first child, this artistic couple decided they needed more space for their creative pursuits than their small home could offer. They also wanted to find a sustainable solution that would have minimal impact on the property, lifestyle, and the planet.

Green Dancer New House

Green Dancer New House

Ten Directions Design

The owner wanted to create as green a house as possible on a limited budget. Owner is also a dancer who wanted a dance space in the upper level.

Green Bathroom Remodel

Green Bathroom Remodel

Ten Directions Design

Two bathrooms were remodeled with a green touch.

Solar installation

Solar installation

Goliathtech Skagit Valley

Concrete doesn't always work. Use helical piles

Blue Kitchen Ravenna

Blue Kitchen Ravenna

Mighty House Construction

These homeowners were able to achieve their dark green renovation goals while also finding a design that would sustain their needs and give them a beautiful space to sip their coffee.

Contemporary Wedgwood Kitchen

Contemporary Wedgwood Kitchen

Mighty House Construction

With a substantial shift in layout and only a few inches of change in footprint, this remodel has revolutionized how a family nourishes themselves and socializes in their home.

Modern-Retro Westside Kitchen

Modern-Retro Westside Kitchen

Mighty House Construction

This project showcases stunning and colorful sustainable solutions for big functionality in small spaces.

Deep Green Westwood Addition

Deep Green Westwood Addition

Mighty House Construction

A typical Seattle war-box home transformed into one that is modern, yet approachable with super-functional design. This two-story addition showcases a hybrid of simple and complex sustainable building solutions, suitable for projects of all sizes.

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.

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