Posted by Cascade Built on November 10, 2015
Our first Passive House, Park Passive in Madison Park will be open to the general public on Friday, November 13th, as part of International Passive House Days, a worldwide open house event happening this weekend. Affordable, comfortable, and environmentally friendly—the Passive House embodies the best in sustainable construction. Typically, buildings meeting the Passive House Standard use 80 to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling, savings far greater than any other building standard delivers.
All tours are free. Visitors are welcome between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Location: 4211 E. Lee Street in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood
Contact: Sloan Ritchie, Cascade Built
Note: Visitors are asked to remove shoes at the door
Posted by Cascade Built on October 30, 2015
Our BASE Capitol Hill project was honored as a finalist in the ULI’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards, demonstrating that comfortable cost-efficient housing is possible in Seattle’s vibrant urban core. The national award recognizes the efforts of building industry leaders working to expand housing opportunity. BASE Capitol Hill is the only development in Seattle featured.
Developed by 1728 LLC, BASE Capitol Hill is a Built Smart mixed-use micro-housing apartment project designed by S+H Works Architecture & Design. The project is comprised of 32 furnished studios catering to the urban dweller with comfortable, affordable living, and ground-level restaurant space, which houses Chavez, an acclaimed Mexican restaurant.
Units feature large windows that bring natural daylight into the efficiently designed spaces, kitchenettes, healthy indoor air with zero VOC paints and finishes, and energy saving appliances and fixtures. Residents enjoy territorial and downtown views from the rooftop deck, private patios, secure bike storage, and a prime location with a Walk Score of 96, just three blocks from Capitol Hill’s future light rail station, shopping, and nightlife.
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Posted by Cascade Built on September 18, 2015
We’re proud to announce that our View Haus 5 project, Seattle’s first Passive House-constructed townhome project, has received the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Completion Award. The award was established to recognize the best certified Passive House projects in the US, exemplifying passive building practices, and accelerating adoption of passive building in the North American marketplace.
Image courtesy of b9 Architects
View Haus 5 sets the bar for future high-performance projects of its kind. Delivering healthy indoor air, thermal comfort and quiet in the city’s urban core, the project was designed by the award-winning b9 Architects and named for its five distinct home designs that share views of the Cascade Mountains. With a mix of modern 3-story townhomes, View Haus 5 bucks the cookie-cutter trend with beautiful individually designed units featuring reclaimed wood, bright, open spaces, and sleek styling. These 100+ year homes are built to last with top-of-the-line mechanical systems and sustainable finishes, including a Zhnder HRV for healthy indoor air, a Mitsubishi Electric mini-split that is 3x more efficient than traditional HVAC, high-performance European tilt & turn windows from Zola, Roxul Insulation, and zero VOC paints.
View Haus 5 was certified by the Passive House Institute US. Joe Giampietro, NK Architects, served as the Passive House consultant.
Image courtesy of Aaron Leitz
Posted by Cascade Built on August 1, 2015
View Haus 5, Seattle’s first Passive House-constructed townhome community and our second Passive House project has earned certification from the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). With one unit certified, each View Haus 5 unit was constructed to meet the astringent guidelines of the PHIUS providing healthier indoor air, thermal comfort, and a lower carbon footprint – not to mention lower energy bills.
Designed by the award-winning b9 Architects, View Haus 5 is aptly named for its five distinct home designs that share views of the Cascade Mountains. Homes built to Passive House standards consume 80-90% less heating energy than traditionally built homes.
Click here to learn about View Haus 5’s super efficient mechanical systems.
Posted by Cascade Built on May 15, 2015
For View Haus 5, we were challenged with finding an HVAC system with a low enough load, a small enough footprint and high enough efficiencies to meet Passive House standards. The system that makes this perfect balance possible is a multi-zone heat pump system from Mitsubishi Electric. We chose it for its efficiencies and will continue to use it because we believe it’s the now and the future of HVAC.
Read about our use of their HVAC products for this project in a detailed case study shared by Mitsubishi Electric.
Posted by Cascade Built on April 23, 2015
Don’t miss our View Haus 5 Passive House-constructed townhome project during this year’s NW Green Home Tour open Saturday, April 25th from 11-5. The annual event features some of greater Seattle’s greenest homes, remodels and energy retrofits.
Designed by the award-winning b9 Architects, View Haus 5 is named for its five distinct home designs that share views of the Cascade Mountains. The project’s 5-Star Built Green certification and compliance with the rigorous standards for design and construction set by the Passive House Institute US significantly reduces energy use for heating and cooling.
These 100+ year homes are built to last with top-of-the-line mechanical systems and sustainable finishes, including a Zhnder HRV for healthy indoor air, a Mitsubishi Electric mini-split that is 3x more efficient than traditional HVAC, high-performance European tilt & turn windows from Zola, Roxul Insulation and zero VOC paints.
Reserve your free tickets for the tour here.
Posted by Cascade Built on April 9, 2015
Seattle building history was recently made when we raised one of the state’s first cross laminate timber (CLT) constructed homes in Madison Park. The extra-thick CLT material was set in position by a site-stationed crane just three months ago, virtually finishing the home’s exterior and interior walls, flooring and roof. With the project nearing completion, it continues to garner attention from local and national media for its energy efficiency, structural durability and unique design.
The 1,485sf 3bd/2ba project was designed by atelierjones to meet BUILT GREEN 4* requirements while integrating Passive House construction techniques such as high-performance windows and doors, increased insulation and triple-paned windows. Its exterior features Shou Sugi Ban cladding, a traditional Japanese method of treating wood by charring it and then sealing it with oil, making the material resistant to fire, rot and pests. The home’s cantilevered second story creates a stunning yet functional ground-level carport, and the rooftop terrace delivers neighborhood views and built-in planters for urban gardening.
Scroll through to see the progress. Learn more about the CLTHouse here.
Posted by Cascade Built on March 1, 2015
Our Passive House-constructed View Haus 5 townhomes and Park Passive, Seattle’s first Passive House, will be featured during the Passive House NW PHnw6 conference project tour on Saturday, March 28th from 11-1 pm. The annual conference brings together the area’s leaders in high performance construction and will feature Seattle’s premier Passive House and high-performance constructed projects.
View Haus 5 is the city’s first Passive House-constructed townhome project. Delivering healthy indoor air, thermal comfort and quiet in the city’s urban core, the project was designed by the award-winning b9 Architects and named for its five distinct home designs that share views of the Cascade Mountains. With a mix of modern 3-story townhomes, View Haus 5 bucks the cookie-cutter trend with individually designed units. View Haus 5 features advanced framing, pin pile foundations, heat recovery ventilation, non-toxic finishes for healthy indoor air quality, solar panels and rain gardens for greater resource efficiency.
Park Passive is our first Passive House project and the city’s first certified Passive House. Designed by NK Architects, the 2,710 square foot single family home, located in the city’s Madison Park neighborhood, meets the rigorous standards of the PassivHaus Institut by reducing heating energy consumption by nearly 90%.
Joins us for the tour and preview the other high-performance projects featured.
Posted by Cascade Built on January 20, 2015
View Haus 5, our second Passive House project and Seattle’s first Passive House-constructed townhomes are on sale now! Designed by the award-winning b9 Architects, View Haus 5 offers five distinct homes designed for buyers who value a higher quality of life with healthier indoor air, thermal comfort, and a lower carbon footprint – not to mention much cheaper energy bills! Homes built to Passive House standards consume 80-90% less heating energy than traditionally built homes.
Aptly named for its five-unit community, Passive House design and striking views of the Cascade Mountains, View Haus 5 is located in Seattle’s walkable Madison Valley neighborhood. The project’s modern designed units are a mix of 3-story 2b/2ba and 3bd/2ba townhomes ranging between 1,100 and 1,700 square feet. Bucking the cookie cutter townhome trend with individually designed homes, each unit’s interior is open with large windows, double-height spaces, LED lighting, modern finishes, custom, locally-made cabinetry and zero VOC paints, high performance European windows from Zola and unit-specific electric car charging.
The sustainable features continue outside with 100-year old reclaimed barn wood cladding and native plantings. Buyers will also enjoy expansive outdoor spaces including a beautiful central common courtyard and private rooftop decks with gas BBQ piping, entertainment space and breathtaking valley and mountain views.
View Haus 5 is located just minutes from the Madison Valley retail corridor, great restaurants, parks, transit and a short walk to Capitol Hill’s vibrant Pike/Pine neighborhood.
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Posted by Cascade Built on November 19, 2014
Cascade Built has been selected to build a new single family home designed by atelierjones, an architecture, planning and design firm. The two-story home, named the CLTHouse, is being constructed using Cross Laminate Timber (CLT), a durable material composed of layered wood and non-toxic glue. This innovative project is the first CLT constructed home in Washington. Although new in North America, the material is widely used in Europe to maximize energy efficiency, reduce waste and increase structural durability.
CLTHouse will also incorporate Passive House construction techniques, including high-performance, triple-pane windows, high performance doors, and increased insulation to reduce energy used to heat and cool the home.
Located in the heart of Madison Park on a triangular infill lot, the unique 1,485sf single-family home maximizes its site with bold 45 degree corners and strong vertical lines. The 3bd/2ba project will feature a stunning cantilevered second story to provide space for the ground-level carport, a rooftop terrace with neighborhood views and built-in planters for urban gardening. Sustainable elements include beautiful site salvaged woodwork planned for the stair treads and dining table, a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) to filter toxins and allergens from outdoor air, and zero VOC finishes. The home will meet BUILT GREEN 4*. Construction is scheduled for completion Spring of 2015.
Learn more about Passive House construction and explore our other Passive House projects, View Haus 5 and Park Passive.