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A Gallery of Backyard Cottage Possibilities!!

Save the date – May 24th – for our most innovative housing event this summer. The Backyard Cottage Design Challenge Showcase! This backyard cottage showcase will include the work of over 35 local architects and designers who are combining good design with livability and sustainability. You will have the opportunity to view all design challenge

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Backyard Cottage Design Challenge: Call for Submissions!

Sustainable Backyard Cottages Design Challenge: Help us create the next generation of affordable, green housing! Method Homes and Infiniti RED are joining forces to promote public awareness of Backyard Cottages in Seattle with the Design Challenge for Sustainable Back Yard Cottages. Call for Submissions! Architects and designers! Method Homes, a Seattle-based custom prefab manufacturer, is

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Green Building Trends in 2010

Keeping an eye on upcoming green building trends is an important part of our work, and each new year brings a plethora of new predictions. Will the green building industry boom this year? How far will the envelope be pushed? What will homeowners and buyers be paying attention to. All good questions, and there are

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Deep Green Plans for Clearwater Commons

Need a little inspiration? Well we did! So, last Thursday we headed out to Clearwater Commons for a presentation and tour of Snohomish County’s first Low Impact Development project, hosted by the Snohomish County Sustainable Task Force. That’s right! County ‘Development’ guidelines are officially being rewritten thanks to the passion and perseverance of an amazing

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Columbia City Green on Inhabitat

Our very own Columbia City Green listing, by Case Design & Project Management, was highlighted this past week in the national green design blog Inhabitat. That’s an estimated 35,000 visitors per day now getting an up close and personal look at what we think is a very inspired, local project. “This brightly-colored home designed by

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New At Fremont Green

We are pleased to announce that there are now only 2 units left at Fremont Green, and we’ve just lowered their price to $439,000! Fremont Green is a 5-unit, Built Green/Energy Star certified project located on N 42nd St in Fremont. Each home is 2BR/2.5BA and 1350sf. The unique floor plan offers an inviting live/work

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Columbia City Lights the Way to Green Living

Columbia City Lights the Way to Green Living With residents just a short walk to high-speed transportation, farmer’s markets, parks and Columbia City’s rich diversity of restaurants and shops, Columbia City promises to be a mecca for Seattle urbanites living green. In anticipation of the Light Rail opening in July, the area around the new

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LEED for Homes Showcase

Thanks to a wide-scale adoption of the Built Green program in this region, use of the LEED for Homes rating system for residential new construction is still somewhat of a novelty. For this reason, we like to give special attention to LEED for Homes projects when they are available for the public to see. Not

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NW Ecobuilding Guild Educational Events

The Northwest Ecobuilding Guild is an association of builders, designers, homeowners, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable homes. Of its seven regional chapters, Seattle (Central Puget Sound Chapter) is by far the largest, which is no doubt because of the large pool of green building professionals and eco-minded homeowners that live here.

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How To Retrofit Your Home

How to Retrofit Your Home is a workshop that we highly recommend. Not only will it be right on target with addressing health and sustainability issues, but it’s taught by some of our favorite industry professionals. These guys are down on the ground walking the talk, making it all happen! Robert Burns, of Envision Homes,

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