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energy efficient homes: Rose’s high-performance homes in NW GREEN HOME TOUR - 04/25/13 06:40 AM
Rose’s high-performance homes in NW GREEN HOME TOUR This year our Seattle Chapter has joined forces with Built Green to host the NW Green Home Tour on Saturday, April 27th! 26 sites in Seattle and around the Sound, an impressive display of green home systems and features, DIY info and resources, plus sustainability stops in between! And it’s all FREE! Experience low impact living this Saturday April 27, 2017 when Martha Rose’s new high-performance City Cabins® at Columbia Station will be open to the public as part of the Green Home Tour. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour these 4 high-performance townhomes before (8 comments)
energy efficient homes: High performance homes the big boys of green - 06/05/12 12:17 PM
High performance homes the big boys of green High-performance homes in Seattle have found a niche market of buyers who have 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.
Builders are starting to re-think their approach to building high performance homes
Developers and builders are starting to see this trend happening throughout the country, causing many to re-think their approach to building. Within the hierarchy of green builders in the Seattle (0 comments)
Do green homes sell for more? In recent article published In Builder by Diane Kittower “Green Homes Sell for More, Studies Show” they have found that certified green homes, in many markets, command higher prices and sell for more than traditional built homes. Not all green built homes are created equal, it’s important to talk to with a knowledge real estate broker that is familiar with all of the different levels and components of a green built home in Seattle. Today, Green Built homes in the Seattle area are built with higher standards compared to a typical code built home. (1 comments)
energy efficient homes: Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Costs - 04/21/12 10:36 AM
Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Costs If reducing your Seattle utility costs has been on your mind lately, here are a few tricks you can use to reduce them pretty quickly. Turning down the thermostat in your house can have an immediate effect on your bills, if only by 1% for each degree, over a period of 8 hours. If this small action is carried out every day you can see the savings piling up in a matter of weeks. If you are leaving the house, try to get into a good habit of turning down the heat or cool (1 comments)
2012 Green Home Tour in Seattle April 21 & 22 Award winning Green builder Martha Rose will be at Greenhome Solutions both Saturday and Sunday April 21 & 22, 2012 from 10am-4pm. Learn firsthand what goes into the making of a multi-certified hi-performance, hi-tech home City Cabins in Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill neighborhood. A FREE Self-Guided Tour Green Home Tour Brochures Brochures available in newsstands where ever the Natural Awakenings April Magazine is found throughout Seattle and King County, also available at Green Depot, 4121 1st Avenue South, Seattle or Greenhome Solutions, 1210 W Nickerson Street, Seattle or by Download at seattlegreenhometour.org. Tour Sound Bites: All shades (0 comments)
energy efficient homes: Eco-Friendly Insulating Ideas for Seattle homes - 04/01/12 05:17 PM
Eco-Friendly Insulating Ideas for Seattle homes One of the best ways to incorporate green real estate in Seattle into your property is to take a look at your insulation. No matter what kind of energy you are using for your heat or to keep your place cool, you’ll save money and use less energy by making sure that you have your house well insulated. While there will be some expenses involved to upgrade your insulation and make your home draft-free, it is one of the most important ways that you can improve the cooling and heating efficiency in your house. Making (2 comments)
energy efficient homes: Seattle Green Real Estate Benefits Everybody - 03/30/12 07:19 AM
Seattle Green Real Estate Benefits Everybody Seattle green real estate is on the rise and it’s not going to go anywhere soon. During the last decade our eyes have been opened to the rapid deterioration of the planet and we have been left wondering what will happen to our children and our children’s children in the coming years. Green real estate is one of the answers that is going to put things into place to make things better for the coming years and the trend is going to get much stronger in the very near future. It’s time to jump on (3 comments)
What Is Seattle Green Roofing? Have you ever heard of Seattle green roofing? Did you even know that there was such a thing as a green roof? Well there is, and in today’s environment anything that can be done to help keep this planet clean is a benefit that can’t be overlooked. What is a green roof? A green roof allows vegetation to grow on top of a roofing structure that is man-made. It consists of a system for drainage, a system for repelling roots and a medium for growing plants. Green roofs have been quite a popular item in (2 comments)
Increase your Profits by Investing in a Green Built House Green What are the benefits of investing in Green real estate? Ask the real estate investors this question and the answer comes in a minute. Many investors have now realized the numerous opportunities offered by investing inGreen Built Seattle houses. This is the new venture in the field of real estate. It is the best tool an investor can use to differentiate himself from the many other sellers in the current market. The investment has easier marketability and a better end product, which leads to increased profits. Reasons to (2 comments)
Invest In Seattle Green Real Estate and Reduce Your Electricity Bills Green is all about conserving energy and saving natural resources. Investing in Seattle green real estate simply means using green technology and materials when putting up buildings. You can also consider going green when refurbishing and upgrading a building. One of the biggest savings you can make from Seattle green real estate in saving on energy. In any building, electricity is one of the biggest bills to be dealt with continuously. Not only does this affect your bottom line, it also affects the environment. Here are simple ways that can help you (6 comments)
energy efficient homes: City Cabins in National Solar Tour - 09/19/11 02:18 PM
Time to ROCK the Solar Nation! Registration is now open for the 2011 National Solar Tour, slated for October 1. Last year's tour featured 700 tours across all 50 US states, the Virgin Islands and Mexico. Let's make this year's tour even grander.
The ASES National Solar Tour is the world's largest grassroots solar event. This event offers you the opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings to see how you can use solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change.
The inspiration behind Martha Rose’s newest energy-efficient homes on Queen Anne Hill can be traced back to her early beliefs-that walking lightly on the planet and preserving its resources are the logical, sustainable way, we should all be building. In part of a chapter in a book published in 2005 namedEdens Lost & Found Rose talks about urban infill housing the good bad and ugly part of it. The good is your typically building on an existing parcel of land within the city that is either vacant, near vacant or has a depilated structure on it and (1 comments)
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