26 Sep '11, 11pm

Soggy and sustainable: Portland's water-conscious demo home

Soggy and sustainable: Portland's water-conscious demo home

Out of all the fabulous Build it Green! tour homes, Water House caught my eye not only because of its unique WaterSense branding but because, unlike most of the other featured projects, it’s not a private residence (at least not yet, anyways) but a sustainable demonstration home/urban infill project owned and operated by the City of Portland that functions “like a laboratory for the public and industry to learn more about sustainable building practices, materials and systems.” Completed this past February, Water House has hosted an estimated 1,700 guests through public and private events and tours so far according to Darcy Cronin, Facilities Services Specialist with the Portland Water Bureau. The home will continue to host events and workshops (coming up: a free “rain gardens 101 ” workshop on Oct. 16) through the coming months. Then, in the spring of 2012, the Water House...

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

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