The Huffington Post recently included Park Passive alongside the country’s most gorgeous green homes in their list of 9 dream “green” homes. The story notes Park Passive’s airtight envelope and explains that “Green building” is taking hold in the construction sector. Read more here.
Curbed featured our Valley 3 Built Green 4-Star triad, a development comprised of one 2,300 square foot single family home and two 1,750 square foot townhomes. The story notes its eco-friendly and green elements, including a reclaimed brick paver pathway, sustainable countertops, radiant heat bathroom floors, contemporary stainless steel energy star appliances and xeriscape landscaping with drought tolerant, native plants. Get the full scoop here.
The award winning Park Passive was featured in Ecocentric, a blog for the Grace Communications Foundation which works to increase public awareness about and promote a sustainable future. Read what they had to say about energy independence and design here.
A number of the nation’s largest building and architecture publications recently featured Park Passive’s AIA recognition with the esteemed AIA National Housing Award. Park Passive, designed by NK Architects, was one of five homes selected for the award in the one/two family custom housing category and the only Passive House project to win. The award, now in its 14th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.
The Seattle Times turned the spotlight on our award-winning Park Passive project this weekend. Cascade Built principal Sloan Ritchie spoke with the paper about what drew him to the site, the challenges involved with the project, and the house’s many innovative features. Check out the story at the Times.
GreenSource shines a light on our Park Passive Passive House project. Get insider details on design decisions and the ultra-efficient home’s energy performance:
“A mature ash tree had to be taken down to build the bigger house, but now its wood clads the stairwell interior and comprises its treads. These and other decisions affect neither the Ritchies’ lifestyle nor their eco-performance as the house consumes as much as 80 percent less energy than comparable code-built new construction.”
Our Park Passive project was named GreenBuilder’s Green Home of the Year in the “Best Infill Home” category. The article notes that Park Passive “…shows how sustainability is possible — even on a compact city parcel.” Read the whole article, beginning on page 44 here.
The Architect’s Newspaper highlighted the challenges and design solutions of our Park Passive project:
“Building in the famously wet northwest winter “required advanced thinking through the details,” said Ljubojevic, “and a customized and rationalized approach,” added homeowner and builder Sloan Ritchie. In a house that is so well insulated that moisture cannot escape easily, the team had to drill over 50 holes to let humidity out from the interior.”