Greening the Northwest
Located in Kirkland, Wash., this modern home was developed by YS Development. Built with a very tight envelope and a high-efficiency heating and hot water system, the home achieved certification by Northwest Energy Star Homes.
The home scored highest in the material efficiency section, as YS Development was able to recycle over 90 percent of their construction waste and featured green finish products such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Eucalyptus and teak flooring.
Finally, the home addresses indoor air quality through a system of fans, filters and internal systems intended to balance the tightness of the building envelope. Click here to view photos of this home or to read a case study.