From Dean Dowd on March 08, 2010 in Green Remodeling
This beauty by Case Architects is part of the Columbia City Green project. Not only is it lovely to look at, but its also kind to the environment. The yellow-blue-green façade is created with low-toxicity paints and finishes, as well as recyclable materials. It is said to provide energy and water savings of up to 30 percent by utilizing:
- Green roofs consisting of a membrane, drainage mat, soil, and drought-tolerant plants
- An 800-gallon cistern
- Insulated concrete formwork foundation and walls
- Rainwater harvesting
- Radiant floor heat
The greenery outside is kept local to the area includes organic garden beds.
Case Architects makes the case that green homes can be affordable with this three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with a mountain view for just under $700,000.