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built green in seattle: Green Building: Sustainable Benefits - 05/29/12 04:31 PM
Green Building: Sustainable Benefits A new segment of the home buying population that has become increasingly frustrated with maintaining an older home are looking to re-establish themselves within an amenity rich urban neighborhood, wanting, still, to be close to libraries, markets, churches, parks and fee from week-end home repair projects. Developers and builders are starting to see this trend happening throughout the country, causing many to re-think their approach to building. One developer-builder Martha Rose in Seattle, who builds high-performance spec homes, thinks she has figured it out. It’s critical “that I build something that fits into the neighborhood and will be easy (2 comments)
built green in seattle: Going Green in the Seattle Real Estate Market - 03/04/12 10:16 AM
Going Green in the Seattle Real Estate Market One of the fastest ways to make money in real estate is to watch Seattle market trends and to realize what’s going to happen in the future. One of the things that are definitely going to be stepping up over the years is green housing. You can catch a piece of this real estate action by simply making your house a little greener and adding to it whenever you can. Affordability The problem with going green is the money that needs to be put into the house. Green features are very expensive to add (3 comments)
built green in seattle: A lighting assemblage in a new hi-performance Seattle home - 02/24/12 11:56 AM
A lighting assemblage in a new hi-performance Seattle home The benefits of natural daylighting in a home or office can’t be over expressed. Aside from the obvious energy-savings daylighting can offer a bit of drama, energy and add to ones cheerful disposition. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has documented increased worker productivity and a reduction in employee absenteeism in it’s LEED Certified buildings that has enhanced daylighting features. Seattle home builder Martha Rose takes daylighting and interior lighting to a whole new level in her latest new homes in Seattle, City Cabins. Maximizing daylighting with strategic placement of windows to allow the (4 comments)
built green in seattle: Not your grandfather’s City Cabins - 02/23/12 11:30 AM
Not your grandfather’s City Cabins Martha Rose’s newest hi-performance homes on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill have borrowed old school cabin design elements; building techniques, craftsmanship, attitudes that form follows function mixed with an abundance of natural materials. The energy-efficient homes are an inspiring look into the next-gen of homes, built with modern hi-tech construction techniques and hi-performance equipment and appliances. Borrowing from the Arts and Crafts movement Rose has wisely integrating bits and pieces of the pre-industrial faction into City Cabins. Blending natural materials into finished products, recycled tongue and groove wood plank flooring becomes part of the structure; large Douglas Fir (0 comments)
built green in seattle: The Great Wall of Queen Anne - 02/10/12 02:35 PM
The Great Wall of Queen Anne Actually the phrase is the “great green wall” of Queen Anne. The green wall is the creation of award winning Seattle Green Builder Martha Rose. “The great green wall” is actually the wall system designed for her latest hi-performance homes City Cabins on Queen Anne Hill. The overall goal of the homes was to get to or near net-zero as possible without adding active solar equipment. The active solar equipment would help off-set the paid-for electricity needed for its occupants. A major part of using less electricity is in the design and building of the homes. (1 comments)
When you are looking for hi-performance house in Seattle here are some quick tips you can use to help you find them. Along with your real estate agent, you’ll be able to know better what to look for during your quest for the perfect home. Look at the appliance and heating and cooling equipment If you have found a home that is offering appliances with them, don’t forget to check them out first. The appliances along with the heating and cooling equipment you use in your home will make a drastic difference (1 comments)
New Home Buyers Looking for Value, Efficiency and Green Features Emerging from the post-recession new-construction housing market there is increasing evidence that home buyers are opting for energy-efficient and low home maintenance features in new homes. Buyers are opting for durability, energy-efficient and healthy indoor environments on their short list of must haves in their new homes. Savvy home builders are marketing a home’s sustainability values to attractive homebuyers, who according to the National Association of Realtors, plan to buy a home within three years: nearly 30 percent of 18-29 year olds, 35 percent of 30-39 year olds and 34 percent of (3 comments)
Once Martha Rose, president of Martha Rose Construction, learned about ecological benefits that are derived from the harvesting of western juniper from Oregon’s high desert it was clear that this would be natural fit to use. The juniper in 1934 barely covered 1 million acres in Central Oregon today they cover 6 million acres. The main concern with the growing juniper’s growing population is its thirst. Junipers pull moisture out of the ground all year long. Which results in the prairie grasses that provides food, shelter and erosion control don’t get enough (0 comments)
built green in seattle: Smart Money-Seattle Green Real Estate - 08/25/11 10:00 AM
Green real estate is a concept that is booming in the greater Seattle market place and is becoming more popular year by year. Greening up a home is an idea that is soaring due to its multipurpose functions. Not only is green real estate friendly to the environment, it also saves the customer an enormous amount of money through taxes and energy bills. Positive effect on the environment Choosing Seattle green real estate is an energy efficient way of doing your part in today's fight against global warming and the release of toxic gases and chemicals the benefit to you is (0 comments)
New Green Homes in Seattle-First Glimpse City Cabins
Seattle’s newest green built homes are located on the northwest corner of Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. The homes are built by award winning green builder Martha Rose, president of Martha Rose Construction.
City Cabins are built to the standards of the governments Building America and Builder’s Challenge, Energy Star, and Built-Green’s tough 5-Star rating system.
The 1900+ square foot homes will be built with advance framing techniques, reduce lumber and also allows more space for insulation. The whole-house insulation package and air sealing (2 comments)
We are starting to see a handful of builders that are taking the idea of slashing the heating and energy consumption of their homes very seriously. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that buildings are responsible for 48% of greenhouse gas emissions annually and an amazing 76% of all the electricity generated goes into supplying the Building Sector. Many of these builders are using the Passive House standards to benchmark their high-performance homes. The Passive House is the world's leader in energy efficient building. The concept is fairly easy to understand but extremely hard for most American Builders (4 comments)
The Mini-B is a factory built structure built in the State of Washington as a prototype small dwelling unit that conforms to City of Seattle requirements for a "Backyard Cottage" as Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) on a single family lot. Mini-B is short for Mini-Bungalow, designed under the German Passive House standards which have the highest energy goals of reducing energy use in buildings by 90% Joseph Giampietro, a certified passive-house consultant, oversaw the architectural design of the 300-square-foot home finished by over70 students from Seattle Central Community College's Wood Construction Center carpentry program. The key to the (4 comments)
Does it Cost More and Will Buyers Pay a Premium for Green Homes Part of the green building revolution is the paradigm shift from traditional building methods and materials to whole system thinking or integrated design and building. While making this shift, one of the toughest decisions for developers and builders to make is how they assess the (perceived) added cost, which usually rest on economic payback, and are the buyers willing to pay the extra cost? As green building becomes more of the normal the cost to build will come down. By incorporating integrated design or whole system (4 comments)
Adrian Willanger-Coldwell Banker Greater Seattle, Wa.
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