19 Apr '12, 3pm

Evergreen homes: Zero-Energy House

Evergreen homes: Zero-Energy House

The home featured in this month’s installment of “Evergreen homes” — a monthly series of posts in which I break out the geographical bias and spotlight green residential building projects from my home state of Washington — is a rather special one. Now this isn’t to say that the previous homes featured in the series are any less noteworthy, but given that Earth Day is this coming weekend, I wanted to keep in the tradition of stepping outside of the home to focus of stories that impact neighborhoods and greater communities. And this month’s home, the Zero-Energy House , located in the Ballard district of Seattle, certainly fits the bill. Sure, the home is an impressive feat of affordable and deeply energy-efficient residential building. In fact, it’s, somewhat surprisingly, the first net-zero energy home in Seattle proper. But what really drew me to this urban infill project...

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