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:
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