News NAHB's coverage of the Lindal green home in Seattle

The NAHB wrote a nice article about the first Washington home to be certified to their National Green Building Standard. For those of you who want to know more about how the system works, the article does a great job of describing the home’s “green” features, and how it met the standard through an independent third-party verification process.

(Photo courtesy of the NAHB)

I visited the home during last Saturday’s open house. Located a block from Lake Washington, there is a peek-a-boo view of the lake from the second-floor master suite, and the rear of the house overlooks a greenbelt. Most of the basement is a light-filled yoga studio that opens onto the back yard, and a second kitchenette and bathroom.

The landscaping is yet to be finished, and a few interior light fixtures need to be installed, but the homeowner is anxious to get moved in, so we should have lots more pictures soon, and hopefully more press coverage!

Some of the more notable (and noticeable) “green” features:

  • Dual-flush toilets and low-flow faucets
  • Sustainably-harvested bamboo and cork flooring
  • In-floor radiant heat
  • Zero-VOC paint
  • Low-E argon-filled triple-pane Lindal windows (lots of them!)
  • Energy-star rated lighting and appliances
  • Cellulose insulation batts (samples were on-site during the open house)
  • Composite decking
  • “Green” cabinetry using sustainably harvested wood and low-emission adhesives (custom crafted in the Seattle area)
  • Solar hot water system using solar rooftop panels (to be installed at a later date)

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