Green Builder celebrated our Passive House-constructed View Haus 5 townhomes, the first of their kind in Seattle.
“We know that buildings are the number one consumer of energy in the world, and we know how to change that, but that’s not even what is so amazing about Passive House construction,” says Ritchie. “For me and my family, it’s an overall improvement in our health and happiness – living comfortably and being mindful of how comfortable it is to sit in front of windows in the middle of winter and not feel an ounce of cold, drafty air.”
TreeHugger was in town for the PHnw6 conference and stopped by three of our projects while touring some of the city’s highest performance projects. See what they had to say about Park Passive, CLT House and View Haus 5.
KOMO News’ Melanie Biehl offers readers a preview of our View Haus 5 project:
“View Haus 5 offers striking views of the Cascade Mountains. The modern designed units are a mix of three-story two bedroom/two bathroom and three bedroom/two bathroom townhomes ranging from 1,100 to 1,700 square feet. Unlike many townhomes, the five units that make up View Haus 5 are individually designed, rather than mirror image cookie cutter dwellings.”
Crosscut digs in to the housing boom in Seattle – particularly the green housing boom. Our View Haus 5 project was offered as an exemplary green project, “recognized by the Northwest Ecobuilding Guild for ‘pushing the envelope’ with a lower carbon footprint, thermal comfort and a capacity for cheaper, cleaner energy bills.”
“While they vary in size and layout, all three feature private rooftop decks with gas BBQ piping, double-height spaces, all LED lighting, induction cooktop, zero VOC paints, custom, locally-made cabinetry, high performance European windows from Zola and unit-specific electric car charging. Not a bad selection to choose from for eco-friendly homebuyers.”
Seattle’s NBC affiliate KING-5 shot some great footage of our CLT House project getting underway in Madison Park. Stay tuned for more news about this exciting project, which will meet BuiltGreen four star requirements and incorporate Passive House construction techniques.
URNBLIVN shed some light on our latest project, an innovative two-story single family home that uses cross laminated timber (CLT). Although new in North America, the material is widely used in Europe to maximize energy efficiency, reduce waste and increase structural durability. Get the scoop.
The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce recently featured our View Haus 5 Passive House townhome project in Madison Valley. The story notes View Haus 5’s draft-free air-tight envelope, unique barn wood facade, open floor plans, large windows, and double-height spaces. Read more about this special project here.
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.