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Japanese Builder brings zHome to Washington

Ichijo USA is a construction company that is currently one of the largest builders home builders in Japan. Since their founding in the U.S. in 2011, they have focused on using environmentally friendly materials and providing a healthy living environment in Washington State. Ichijo was involved in building the first zero net energy home project in

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Meet the New Faces of Green: A Family-Owned Business Sprouts Up Right in Our Backyard

by Eva Otto and Eric Thomas “We are passionate about the environment, conservation, design, and sustainable building,” says Tyler Reith as he leads us through the recently expanded showroom of Greenhome Solutions, Seattle’s locally owned green building supply store, located just south of the Ballard Bridge. Judging by the neat racks of sustainable flooring samples,

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SAVE THE DATE NOV 12th! Finding the Balance: Restorative Development and Regenerative Design

Join leading women in the green building profession to discuss how technology, innovation, and shifts in values are reshaping the framework of sustainability. Explore how regenerative design is moving us beyond sustainable development and towards a restorative paradigm of development that is inclusive of the woman’s perspective. Join us for a tour of the Bullitt

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Announcing The New Paradigm Series from Method Homes is Now Available!

 Method Home’s newest prefab design by Bogue Trondowshi Architects will be unveiled this November at the USGBC Greenbuild conference in San Francisco. The Paradigm prototype is the first of it’s kind, achieving the highest standards in green building and coming fully loaded with a modern package of luxury furnishings, energy-efficient technologies, and high-tech features. In

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Seattle Gets 2 New Ultra Modern Prefabs

December was a great month for prefab construction in Seattle. Two new prefab installations in the central district highlighted design, affordability, and adaptability. On December 13, local prefab builder Method Homes installed an ultra modern custom home designed by PB Elemental. Designed with a small footprint in mind to take advantage of a narrow lot,

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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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New EPA LEAD Rules to Effect Residential Remodels

Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978. For those renting, buying or renovating a pre-1978 home, receiving a copy of the EPA’s lead pamphlet is federal law, and duly warns against things like letting your children chew on the windowsills. Lead has been

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