01 Sep '11, 10pm

Evergreen homes: zHome

Evergreen homes: zHome

For this month's installment of “Evergreen homes” — a regular series of posts in which I spotlight great green homes from my home state of Washington — I'm pleased to bring to you zHome, a green building project that triumphed against the odds — these particularly trying odds being the fact that the project broke ground in 2008 on the same day that the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted sending America into an economic tailspin which presented the project itself with all sorts of financial drama — and has emerged as the country's first instance of zero-energy, market-rate multifamily housing. zHome is a survivor in the truest sense and it's wonderful to see, after a nearly two-year delay, the project finally announce its grand opening on Sept. 14.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/ever...

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