Green Home pictorial tour

The other day I chatted with Kathleen O’Brien, the author of  Green Home Primer.   The book sits on my night stand, and I referred to it religiously while contemplating a green build.  Kathleen was writing an article on my house for the Daily Journal of Commerce Green Building blog to promote green home tours. (  http://www.djc.com/blogs/BuildingGreen/?cat=319)   Kathleen promised to autograph my book when we meet!

As my house is near completion I can’t help but reflect on the many people I have met on this journey.  Their passion about green building and energy efficiency humbles and inspires me.   I hope my project will do the same for those who come to visit during the  NW EcoBuilding Guild’s Green Home Tour on April 27 .   It seems not long ago I was touring and admiring the “green” houses.  Now my house is one of the stops –N12!   Here’s a preview.

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Deck posts were milled from the cedar tree on the property.

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Cole sanding old floor joist (left) into…

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Vertical stair posts were once door headers.

...and window sill.

Floor joist turned into beautiful wall cap.

and wall cap!!!

Ted is quite happy on how the live edge counter top turned out. Me too!
Custom made maple plywood cabinet sits on top of Marmoleum floor

Custom maple plywood cabinet sits on top of marmoleum

Triple glazed sliding glass doors blend indoor/outdoor living.

Triple glazed sliding glass doors blend indoor/outdoor living.

Pebbled bath.

Pebbled bath.

6.72 KW solar array by A & R Solar, a Seattle company

A & R Solar, an employee owned Seattle company, designed and installed this slick 6.72 kW solar module, comprised of 28 Solar World 240 panels.

Power-One Aurora 6000 inverter

Power-One Aurora 6000 inverter with an old production meter in the center of the photo. It was exciting to see it run backwards until it was replaced by a digital meter.

Trellis for vertical gardening and to deflect the southern sun.

Trellis for vertical gardening and to deflect the southern sun.

Feels like home...

Let there be light…LED lights, powered by the solar panels.

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From this …

 

 

...to this.

…to this.

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2 Responses to Green Home pictorial tour

  1. John C-G says:

    Hello, I’m not sure if you still check this, but if you do, do you remember where you got the corner vanity/sink in the “Pebbled Bathroom?”

    Thanks!

    • eareast2 says:

      John – The sink is from Ikea but the vanity is custom made by the same guy who made my kitchen cabinet. He is based in Bellingham.
      -Becky

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