February 3, 2014



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.”

Read the whole article at GreenSource.


December 6, 2013

Architect’s Newspaper features Park Passive

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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.”

Read the article.



November 13, 2013

DJC showcases new Madison Park project

The Daily Journal of Commerce announced our latest project in Madison Park, a three-story house with two adjacent townhouses.

“Construction will at least meet the Built Green 4-star standard. Cascade Built said the airtight homes will also have additional energy efficient measures, including exterior insulation, heat recovery ventilators, and super efficient European tilt and turn windows.

Cascade Built owner Sloan Ritchie said this will provide better air quality and make the houses more comfortable.

He said the project will use durable and sustainable local materials; construction waste will be recycled; and there will be native landscaping and pervious surfaces.”

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